Sheriff’s department claims fight at drug store led to fatal crash

2:02 pm | July 3, 2013

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office claims a fight in October in the parking lot of an Elizabethton drug store where three people were purchasing ingredients to make methamphetamine ultimately resulted in the deaths of two young children and their mother after a vehicle crash on 19E.

Robert Moffitt

Robert Moffitt

Johnny Hensley

Johnny Hensley

Keri Baird

Keri Baird

In a media release from Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes’ office Wednesday, Robert James Moffitt, Johnny Kay Hensley and Keri Ellen Baird are accused of purchasing pseudoephedrine at the CVS drug store on 19E with the intent to make the illicit drug.

The release said an altercation ¬†between Moffitt and Katrina Nye in the drug store’s parking lot “led to events which resulted to the fatal accident” that killed the woman and her two children, Dalton Moffitt and Johnathan Nye.

Hensley was arrested May 28 by CCSD officers during a roundup of drug suspects. Moffitt was arrested on June 16.

Both face methamphetamine-related charges.

The release says the sheriff’s department is still searching for Baird.

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