KNOXVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Jacksboro man charged with killing a woman from the Coolidge Community of Campbell County.
At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and multiple other law enforcement agencies throughout East Tennessee, began investigating the disappearance of Rhonda Daugherty on December 4th, 2014. The 49-year woman went missing from her home on December 2nd. Through the course of the investigation, Special Agents developed information that led them to Lonnie Lee Vann as the individual responsible for Mrs. Daugherty’s death. On December 5th, Vann was placed on the TBI Top Ten Most Wanted list as a fugitive wanted for two counts of armed robbery from an incident earlier that day in LaFollette. Vann was captured without incident in Myrtle Beach, SC, a week later and has been held there since his arrest.
Today, a Campbell County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Vann with two counts of 1st Degree Murder and one count of Kidnapping. Vann, 44, was served with the capias today in jail in South Carolina, where he is awaiting extradition back to Campbell County. He is being held on a $1-million bond on the new charges.