Two people who have made headlines in recent months for their alleged criminal behavior appeared in criminal court yesterday.
Both pleaded not guilty and were given an April 29 court date.
Lyndsay Craw, (pictured above) who was indicted on the sole count of first degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Billy Partin, Jr., pleaded not guilty.
Craw and Partin were living together when she allegedly stabbed him on Saturday night, December 8, 2018, around 9 pm at their home at 814 S. Cumberland Ave. in LaFollette.
LaFollette Police Department reports detailed that Partin had been stabbed in the chest with a knife. He was transported by EMS to LaFollette Medical Center where he died later that night from his wounds.
The 30- year-old Craw has been out on $100,000 bond since December, shortly after the crime took place.
Matt McCarty, (pictured above) the man who led police from multiple jurisdictions on a high speed pursuit last month was also in court. McCarty’s escapades began on West Walden Street in LaFollette. After taking authorities to I-75 via the winding Highway 25W north of LaFollette, McCarty was arrested at 122 exit in Anderson County after police deployed spike strips to stop the car.
The 43-minute pursuit landed McCarty a myriad of felony charges including resisting arrest.
He also pleaded not guilty and will appear in court again in April.
Jail officials said the 46-year old McCarty remains housed in the county jail this morning without bond. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/19/2019-6AM)