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Woman gets probation in high-speed chase that killed teen in JC

Matthew Lane • Apr 12, 2020 at 10:00 PM

GREENEVILLE — A local woman involved in a high-speed chase through Johnson City that claimed the life of a 13-year-old has been sentenced to probation.

Logan Oxendine and Alicia Carver were charged in U.S. District Court in Greeneville in a four-count indictment in April 2018. The charges were involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide and stem from a high speed chase that took place in November 2017 in Johnson City and the VA Mountain Home.

Both pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge, and Carver was sentenced last month to three years’ probation followed by a year of supervised release. Oxendine was scheduled for sentencing on Monday, but the hearing was canceled and a new court date has not been set.

The two faced up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to the plea agreements, Oxendine met with Carver and a 13-year-old male on Nov. 26, 2017, in Johnson City to sell them some marijuana. Carver told investigators she gave the 13-year-old a counterfeit $100 bill to use to purchase 9 grams of marijuana from Oxendine.

After the sale took place, Oxendine told FBI agents he discovered the $100 bill was fake and that he and another person began chasing Carver’s vehicle in their own vehicle.

Oxendine told agents the 13-year-old had ripped him off more than once and that after he learned the money was fake, he decided to “teach them a lesson.”

Court records state Oxendine chased Carver through the streets of Johnson City, both driving at a high rate of speed before Oxendine rammed Carver’s vehicle from behind. The chase eventually led to the VA Mountain Home, where Carver crashed.

As a result of the accident, the 13-year-old was killed.

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