$200K bond for suspect in Johnson City gas station murder

$200K bond for suspect in Johnson City gas station murder (Image 1)

A February murder investigation took Johnson City Police officers all the way up to Massachusetts. 

Now, the fatal shooting case at a gas station has finally made its way back to the Tri-Cities.

35-year-old Anthony Hardaway was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Washington County General Sessions court on a charge of felony murder. 

Hardaway is charged in the shooting death of 38-year-old Perry Folk, it happened in February at the Roadrunner Market off of East Unaka Avenue in Johnson City.

Tuesday afternoon in court, the state asked the judge to increase Anthony Hardaways $100,000 bond, due to the nature of the crime, and considering that Hardaway is from out of state.

Judge Arnold accepted the argument and raised bond for Hardaway to $200,000. 

Tuesday we also got a hold of court documents that provide more details on the night of the murder. 

According to the complaint, video evidence shows Anthony Hardaway was the driver of the vehicle used that night at the gas station, but that there was at least one other person inside. 

When we spoke to Sergeant Don Shepard with the Johnson City Police Tuesday afternoon, he says they have a long way to go in their investigation. 

“We have some other leads, that may or may not come up with some more witnesses or more suspects, we just don’t know at this time,” said Shepard. 

As of right now Shepard says the Johnson City Police department’s criminal investigation unit is handling the case, but it is possible the FBI could become involved because evidence in the case crossed state lines. 

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A man accused in the shooting death of a man outside a Johnson City gas station in February was brought back to the area this weekend.

Anthony Hardaway faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Perry Folk, who was killed in February at a Roadrunner Market  located on East Unaka Avenue in Johnson City.

According to a court affidavit, police found Folk — also known as Troy Nelson, Jr., “Twink” — face down in the parking lot of the business with multiple gunshot wounds.

The investigation into the shooting led investigators to Pittsfield, Mass. and Hardaway was later arrested in Williamstown, Mass.

According to the affidavit, investigators received information that Hardaway had arrived in Johnson City on Feb. 16 and left abruptly after the shooting happened on Feb. 18.

Hardaway was also reportedly the driver of a vehicle carrying him and at least one other person, and the court document indicated that a meeting was set up with Folk under the pretense of a drug and/or money exchange.

Items were reportedly taken from Folk and video evidence showed Folk was run over after being pushed out from the side of the vehicle.

The vehicle was later located and placed into evidence.

He was being held on $100,000 bond in the Washington County Detention Center, where he had been since Sunday.

Hardaway’s first local court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Washington County’ General Sessions Court. 


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