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Embattled Johnson City doctor accused of vandalizing jail cell

June 11th, 2013 2:10 pm by NET News Service

Embattled Johnson City doctor accused of vandalizing jail cell

Dr. Robert C. Allen in Washington County Sessions Court appearance on Monday (Photo by Lee Talbert, Press Photo Editor)

A Johnson City doctor accused of leading police on a high speed chase over the weekend is facing an additional charge after vandalizing his jail cell, according to a court document.

Dr. Robert C. Allen, 63, 117 Brentwood Drive, removed a screw from a towel hanger inside his cell at the Washington County Detention Center in Jonesborough late Sunday night, a deputy stated in an affidavit of complaint.

Allen then flushed the screw down the toilet, Allen's cellmate told Deputy Burton Ellis.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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