Foland bond at risk

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By Damon Lawrence

Johnny Ray Foland, accused of aggravated vehicular homicide in a fatal wreck over the summer, picked up new charges on Christmas Eve that could jeopardize his bond.

According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Foland threatened his mother and brother with a baseball bat and a knife.

Foland, 50, was charged with aggravated assault and interfering with emergency calls.

The incident occurred at 111 Bournemouth Drive. The report said Foland and his mother — Rose Turnbill — got into an argument because Foland “fed food to the dog that she had prepared for their Christmas meal.

“Rose states that Johnny ‘pulled the phone out,’ preventing her from calling for help, and then pulled a ball bat on James (Turnbill),” the report said. “Rose states James then left the residence to go call for help.”

In addition to the baseball bat, Foland allegedly held a kitchen knife during the incident.

“James states he felt additionally threatened because he alleges that Johnny Foland had cut him with a knife in the past in previous unrelated incidents,” the report said.

Foland is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in an Aug. 19 fatal crash on Eagle Furnace Road.

The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old Teri L. Stephenson.

One of Foland’s bond conditions in the vehicular homicide case was not picking up any new charges. He was also ordered to wear an ankle bracelet.

The report said the bracelet was being charged when Foland was arrested on Christmas Eve, and the arresting officer could hear it going off.

“Rose states that it was beeping because Johnny was no longer close to it,” the report said.