Former Candidate for Mayor Charged with Attempted Murder

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn (WVLT) -- A man that ran for mayor of Tellico Plains this past summer is facing an attempted first degree murder charge.

J.C. Walker, 83, is in jail in lieu of a two hundred thousand dollar bond.

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies say the charge stems from a Sunday incident that Walker had with Reeford Monroe.

Deputies say Monroe had been renting a house from Walker.

Chief Bill Isbell says Walker asked Monroe to come to court Monday to be a character witness for him in his stalking case.

Isbell says when Monroe told Walker he couldn't go he said he was going to kill him.

Monroe told deputies Walker then got a shovel and began to beat him in the head, chest, and arm while saying "die you son of a (expletive), die!"

Monroe was taken to Sweetwater ER with cuts to his face and arm.

As for the stalking charge, The Monroe County Advocate & Democrat
reports David Brock filed the stalking charge against Walker on Oct. 2.

The newspaper reports Brock alleged that Walker had purchased a shotgun and was threatening to kill Brock over the Veterans Memorial in Tellico Plains.

The newspaper reports that Brock was one of two men Walker tried to run over as they were working on the Veterans Memorial in March.

Walker later pleaded guilty to assault from that charge and was given a suspended sentence.

Walker ran for the mayor of Tellico Plains but was defeated by incumbent Mayor Roger Powers on Sept. 4.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by A.M Location: nashville on Oct 24, 2007 at 10:22 PM
    you shouldnt talk about my papaw like that. you have no idea what its like to have to deal with this. so shut up on things you dont know.
  • by Tim Bowman Location: Blaine, TN on Oct 24, 2007 at 09:35 AM
    Sounds like ole man Walker is a little bit on the "looney" side. Good thing that he didn't get elected mayor!

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10738866 - local8now.com/a?a=10738866
Gray Television, Inc.