Fields charged with Cumberland County murders

John Patrick Fields, 47, of Bledsoe County, is charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.

Fields is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on a $5 million bond and is expected to appear in court on Monday, March 18.

Cumberland County authorities responded to the first incident on Critter Creek Road around 6:00 p.m., near the Winesap Community of Bledsoe County, finding Lowell “Chip” Simmons II, 47, of Crossville, dead.

Authorities were called out again to Vandever Road around 10:00 p.m., finding 23-year-old MaKayla Laray Manning, of Crossville, dead and two people with gunshot wounds. Joseph Manning and Eleashea Alene Curry, both of Crossville, were sent to U.T. Medical Center for treatment and are still being treated.

For more, see the March 21 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

ORIGINAL STORY

At least two people are dead and two are hospitalized after a shooting at two different locations last night in Cumberland County, according to Communications Director Josh Devine of The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Cumberland County authorities responded to the first incident on Critter Creek Road around 6:00 p.m., near the Winesap Community of Bledsoe County, finding one deceased male from an apparent homicide.

Authorities were called out again around 10:00 p.m. to Vandever Road, finding one deceased 23-year-old female and an injured male and female from a shooting, Devine said.

“Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department arrested the subject believed to be responsible for both incidents at the Vandever Road location,” Devine said. “He is currently being held for questioning.”

The incident is under investigation at this time. For more, follow the The Bledsonian-Banner online and see the March 21 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

2 Comments

  1. Tina on March 13, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    He shot and killed my uncle 21 years ago and done 5 years in prison, released on good behavior. My brother served more time for drugs then a a person that committed murder 😡😡

    • Rachael on March 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      That was your uncle he murdered in pikeville, in 1997…? What is the deal with this man ? So, did he know your uncle or was it random ? There not releasing any details of his motive for walking in on a family , and shooting to kill… it is so very sad… also though, equally scary!!!

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