TBI: Two arrested in early morning Johnson City home raid

Richard Jenny and Melissa Furguson

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Two people — including a man who pulled a gun and was shot by Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers back in January —  were arrested as part of a multi-agency drug investigation Wednesday morning at a home on East Fairview Avenue in Johnson City.

According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation news release, TBI special agents with the Drug Investigation Division and DTF agents, along with the Johnson City Police Department’s SWAT Team and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, executed a search warrant at a home in the 700 block of East Fairview Avenue.

TBI officials said Richard Jenny and Melissa Furguson were arrested. Methamphetamine and weapons were also seized from the home.

JCPD Lt. Kevin Peters told us earlier that the EOD team was used to make an explosive entry into the home on East Fairview Avenue, after he said one of the doors was barricaded.

Peters said those explosions created several loud sounds around the 700 block of E. Fairview Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Diana Scott lives next door, she said the explosion scared her family.

“There was just a big boom went off and it shook our house. And then it hit again, It hit the house. I mean it shook it again. And then when I got up police was out here,” Scott said.

Officers also had road blocks at East Myrtle Avenue and Hale Street, as well as New Street and East Fairview Avenue.

Jenny was charged with possession of schedule II drugs with intent to distribute, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Last month, a Sullivan County grand jury indicted Jenny on aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

State agents said earlier this year that Jenny pulled a gun on Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers during a traffic stop near the Rock Springs Road exit of Interstate 26 in Kingsport.

Jenny pleaded not guilty and was released on bond. He was also required to wear and be monitored by an electronic anklet.

He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was being held on $110,000 bond.

Furguson was charged with possession of schedule II drugs with intent to distribute and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold.

She was taken to the detention center where she was being held on $60,000 bond.

According to the news release, an investigation is ongoing at this time.

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