Demery court date set for Nov. 26

By Thomas Wilson

   A Carter County man charged with second degree murder will next appear in Carter County Criminal Court in November.
   Timothy Demery appeared before Judge Lynn Brown on Friday. His next scheduled court appearance is Nov. 26. Demery, 24, is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of David Harmon of Unicoi in March.
   Harmon's body was found in the back of his pickup truck located in the parking lot of Clifton View Baptist Church in Johnson City on March 14.
   Demery was charged with second degree murder the next day after being held for questioning by the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Johnson City Police Bureau. He has also been charged with sale of Schedule VI drugs (marijuana) by the First Judicial District Drug Task Force before.
   Demery is being held in Carter County Jail.
   In other cases, Eddie Mike Hughes will also next appear in Criminal Court on Nov. 11 after appearing before Brown on Friday.
   Hughes, 47, of Hampton, was arrested in May by the Tennessee Highway Patrol's Criminal Investigations Division on a presentment of 52 counts of criminal simulation, two counts of forgery and three counts of theft over $10,000.
   A separate indictment charges Hughes with two counts of felony worthless checks totaling more than $12,000. Of those charges, one count of criminal simulation, one count of forgery and two counts of theft over $10,000 were brought by the Elizabethton Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division.