JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Jacksboro man indicted for second degree murder in a Dec. 4, 2020, drug related death had his case reset for January 18, 2022, in Campbell County Criminal Court. 

John Michael Storey made a very brief appearance in court on Monday morning for a status hearing on his case, before it was reset for a January 18 appearance at which time the case should either be set for trial or a plea, according to court officials.

John Storey (file photo 2020).

Storey was indicted by a Campbell County Grand Jury as the individual responsible for distributing the drugs to the victim, William Kent Blackwell, who was found deceased in a LaFollette restaurant. 

A joint investigation by the Tenessee Bureau of Investigation, the La Follette Police Department and the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force led to the indictment of Storey in connection to the overdose death, which occurred December of last year. 

After the investigation, Storey was indicted with one count of Second Degree Murder, one count of Sale of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/30/2021-6AM)