Burrow indicted for highway worker's death

By Thomas Wilson

   The Carter County Grand Jury has indicted Michael L. Burrow, 24, for reckless homicide involving the death of Rachel Clawson, a highway worker and Hampton High School graduate, in June.
   Clawson, 20, was killed after being struck by a Dodge pick-up truck allegedly driven by Burrow on June 19. Clawson died while she was working as a traffic control worker on a construction project along U.S. Highway 91 near the Elizabethton Municipal Airport.
   According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Clawson was standing on the northbound shoulder of the highway when a truck swerved onto the shoulder and struck her.
   Burrow could face up to 4 years in prison under a standard offender's range for the charge.
   In other indictments, true bills were also returned on Christopher Todd Miller and Christina Ann Pickens on a charge of sale of Schedule I drugs. Miller and Pickens allegedly sold 20 bags of heroin to an undercover informant working for the First Judicial District Drug Task Force.
   Miller and Pickens were also indicted on charges of simple possession of Schedule III drugs and conspiracy to sell Schedule I drugs.
   The grand jury also indicted William Langley on a charge of theft over $10,000. Langley is accused of allegedly taking a 1999 Dodge truck, two lawn mowers and other property items belonging to Omni World Limited and Andrew Malloy Landscaping Firm without permission.
   A true bill was also returned on Gregory Paul Lewis on multiple criminal counts including driving under the influence, violation of the habitual motor vehicle law, felony evading arrest, and felony reckless endangerment.
   Lewis was also indicted on three counts of aggravated assault involving three members of the Elizabethton Police Department. According to the affidavit, Lewis allegedly spat on Capt. Clyde Croy, Sgt. Roger Crowe and Officer Jennifer Mayberry after telling them he was infected with hepatitis C.