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Clarksville Police release update on motorcyclist found dead on Tiny Town Road


Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On July 2nd, 2016, a Clarksville Police Department patrol officer discovered a crashed motorcyclist near the intersection of Tiny Town Road and Cainlo Drive. The motorcyclist, 29-year-old Jeremy Halstead from Clarksville, was later pronounced dead at Tennova Heathcare in Clarksville.

The driver of a red truck, Joseph Karnes, a 24-year-old Waverly resident, has been arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and Vehicular Homicide.

2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by the victim.

2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by the victim.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

Joseph Karnes was also charged with Non-Compliance With Financial Responsibility (Insurance Required). The suspect was incarcerated at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

Karnes’ vehicle was a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck. The Halstead vehicle was a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Additional charges may be filed in this case, pending blood draw results.

CPD Traffic Investigator Larry Harris is leading the investigation.

Joseph Karnes

Joseph KarnesName: Joseph Karnes

Gender: M
Race: W
Address: South Cooley Avenue, Waverly, TN
Arresting Officer: Harris
Charged With: Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Death or Injury, Non-Compliance With Financial Responsibility
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $0.00




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One Response to “Clarksville Police release update on motorcyclist found dead on Tiny Town Road”

  1. qabrell Says:
    July 2nd, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    2 years and this man is still free. Where’s the justice? This man is living his life and taking vacations while Jeremy is dead. What gives Clarksville?


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