Charges upgraded, trial date set for Johnson City man accused of shooting death

Moses Ballard

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A man accused in the July 4th, 2014 shooting death of a Johnson City man had his charged increased and his trial date set for February next year.

Moses Ballard was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Rowe in 2014.

But another grand jury re-indicted him on a first-degree murder charge in September. A trial date in the case was recently set for February.

Investigators said a fight between Ballard and Rowe ended in gunfire on Myrtle Avenue in Johnson City the night of the shooting.

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