Sullivan Standoff 1
DAVID CRIGGER/BRISTOL HERALD COURIER - Sullivan County authorities look through a trailer on Ellis Road for wanted fugitive Junior Kemper Spradlin following a chase and standoff Wednesday afternoon.
Spradlin Standoff 7
DAVID CRIGGER/BRISTOL HERALD COURIER - Shirley Brewer, sister of Junior Spradlin, holds up a life size standup of Bill Elliot. The cutout was in the bedroom of the mobile home that Junior Spradlin stayed in.
Spradlin Home 1
DAVID CRIGGER/BRISTOL HERALD COURIER - A used cannister was found in the home of Margaret Spradlin. This type of canister may have been specified for outdoor use only, never indoors.
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:09 pm
Updated: 11:43 pm, Wed Dec 11, 2013.
BLOUNTVILLE Tenn. – Sullivan County officials approved a settlement Thursday for a longstanding lawsuit filed by a family whose trailer was destroyed during a botched standoff by the county Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies.
The county Executive Committee voted unanimously to pay Margaret Spradlin and her daughter, Shirley Spradlin, $110,000, one of the largest legal settlements in the county, according to Dan Street, county attorney.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:09 pm.
Updated: 11:43 pm.