Most Wanted Roundup; 5 suspects captured

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) – Monday’s campaign to get crime off the streets has resulted in five arrests.

Tuesday Morning, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office told News Channel 11, Casey Bays and Billy Ellis were captured following our blitz. The details of their arrest have not been released to the public at this time. Ellis was wanted on an aggravated burglary charge and Bays was wanted on charges of fugitive from justice and failure to appear.

One of the suspects, Dustin Harrell, turned himself in after seeing his mugshot featured on WJHL. He is wanted in Washington County, TN on charges of violation of probation and aggravated animal cruelty.

Around 6:00 p.m., John Sims was picked up by Sullivan County deputies after a viewer called in a tip.

A few minutes into our 5:00 p.m. broadcast, tips from the public came in on the whereabouts of Lorie Burchette. She was taken in by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Monday evening. She was wanted on theft of over $1000 and violation of probation: Watch video of her arrest below or click here to watch: 

WEB EXTRA: Click here to see a gallery of the area’s most wanted men and women.  Do you recognize any of these men and women and you know of their whereabouts? Please don’t hesitate to call area law enforcement by contacting the following sheriff’s offices:

Sullivan County, TN
call: 423.279.7500 ext 249
email: Leslie Earhart –

Washington County, TN
call: 423.788.1414

Each Monday, News Channel 11’s Josh Smith features an unsolved crime in hopes of helping investigators solve crimes by means of public tips. To see other Monday’s Most Wanted stories check out:

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