Kingsport man pleads guilty in fatal 2009 shooting

Rain Smith • Feb 21, 2013 at 11:12 AM

A Kingsport man has pleaded guilty to his role in a fatal 2009 shooting on Fort Henry Drive, receiving one year in prison followed by seven years of probation.

Joshua Frye, 22, of 1668 Randich Drive, pleaded guilty to facilitation of voluntary manslaughter on Thursday morning in Blountville court. On Jan. 11 of 2009 Frye, then 18, was driving one of two vehicles involved in a Kingsport chase.

It ended near KFC on Fort Henry Drive when Frye's passenger, Christopher K. Nunley, 22, fired a Winchester .300 rifle out of the window. The shot struck and killed a an occupant in the other vehicle involved, Shawn Anders, 19, of Kingsport.

In September of last year Nunley entered Alford pleas of guilty to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, both Class C felonies, in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.

The incident revolved around a drug deal in which money was reportedly stolen.

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