Prosecutor's son 1 of 4 charges in home invasion

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Clarksville have arrested four suspects, including a state prosecutor's adult son, in a home invasion robbery.

The Leaf-Chronicle reported John Wesley Carney III was booked into the Montgomery County Jail early Friday, charged with robbery and kidnapping. He is the son of 19th Judicial District Attorney General John Wesley Carney Jr.

The 27-year-old Carney is the final of four men arrested in a Thursday afternoon robbery that temporarily caused the lockdown of an elementary school.

Clarksville police said in a news release four men forced their way into the victim's apartment, bound him with duct tape and threatened him with a knife over money and weapons. Police said the victim complied out of fear for himself and his children, ages 4 and 2.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205988841 - local8now.com/a?a=205988841
Gray Television, Inc.