KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville woman who disappeared after pleading guilty to homicide and kidnapping charges surrendered to authorities in Union Co. late Monday night. Laura Leva Blair had been on the TBI's Most Wanted List since she failed to report to the Union Co. Jail.
The 29 year-old Blair pleaded guilty in mid-November to reckless homicide and facilitation of especially aggravated kidnapping.
On May 19, 2011, Blair and three other co-defendants kidnapped 45-year-old Lisa Young, shot her in the back and left her body near the intersection of Bull Run Road and Highway 370 in Union County. Two of the co-defendants, Natisha Davis, 24, and Trina Littlejohn, 29, were on the TBI Top Ten Most Wanted list in June of that year when warrants were taken out for their arrests after the murder.
Blair has a criminal history dating back to 2001 that includes vandalism, aggravated assault, probation violation, driving on a suspended license and especially aggravated kidnapping.
She is a black woman with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5'4" and weighs about 250 lbs. Anyone with any knowledge of Blair's whereabouts should call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The TBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Blair's arrest
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