MADISONVILLE-Two criminal cases
involving three deaths have been put off again, pushed into next
The case against Timothy Augustus
Davis, 40, Lincoln Drive, Madisonville, which saw two people dead
after he allegedly ran from law enforcement, is more than two years
Davis was in Monroe County Criminal
Court, but his case was reset again after the appeals court agreed to
hear his request that the results of a blood/alcohol test be
suppressed due to the way the test was handled by authorities.
Davis was the driver of a Nissan Maxima
that hit an SUV with Karen and Timothy Whitmire on Highway 411 on
Sept. 17, 2011. Karen Whitmire died that day. Timothy Whitmire died
from his injuries nearly a month later.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer
Phillip Warren said Whitmire, 57, Anderson Road, was a passenger in a
1994 GMC Jimmy driven by Timothy Whitmire when it was struck from
behind by Davis.
The crash caused the Jimmy to spin and
run off the right side of the roadway, hit a bank and roll over.
Davis allegedly fled the scene and
Warren and Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Marla Richesin chased him
for about a half-mile before his Nissan stopped running.
Davis put up a fight and assaulted two
Monroe County EMS paramedics before he was placed under arrest,
Davis is facing two counts of vehicular
homicide, reckless driving, following too closely, tinted window
violation, failure to exercise due care, possession of a schedule I
narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia in the case. He is
scheduled to be back in court Jan. 27.
Charles Allen Kile, 52, Buena Vista,
Sweetwater, also had a murder case against him moved after a witness
turned up that defense counsel needed more time to prepare for.
Kile was scheduled to go to trial next
month, but now his case will not see a courtroom until at least April
Both Kile and Stephen Labron Chrisman
Jr. are charged in the June 2012 killing of 18-year-old Justin Craig
Click, but the cases were separated after Chrisman asked that his
case be tried separately.
Both are charged with first-degree
murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and setting fire to
personal property or land after they allegedly killed Click, saying
he had been molesting Chrisman's 4-year-old daughter.