Washington County inmate dies in Jone...

Washington County inmate dies in Jonesborough jail

There are 107 comments on the WMC-TV Memphis story from May 1, 2013, titled Washington County inmate dies in Jonesborough jail. In it, WMC-TV Memphis reports that:

A sheriff's office spokesman said 22-year-old Stewart W. Peppers of Johnson City was found unconscious late Monday afternoon.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WMC-TV Memphis.

Mimi

Jonesborough, TN

#85 Jul 8, 2013
Local Police wrote:
It's not like these inmates are pillars of the community.
And it's not like you're GOD either. Try to wrap your little self absorbed antisocial peabrain around this fact: we live in America, where we have this neat thing called the constitution (ever heard of it?) The constitution guarantees the citizens are innocent until proven guilty. Even when a person is found guilty, that person has certain inalienable rights. Even if this young man was guilty of all he is being accused of, do you really think its ok for the guards to be judge, jury, and executioner all in one? And do you really think YOU are any better than these "criminals?" It's pretty obvious you have some strong sociopathic tendencies and are probably keeping a 12 year old you kidnapped in your basement. You seem to fit the profile.
Silverado

Johnson City, TN

#86 Jul 9, 2013
Mimi wrote:
<quoted text>
And it's not like you're GOD either. Try to wrap your little self absorbed antisocial peabrain around this fact: we live in America, where we have this neat thing called the constitution (ever heard of it?) The constitution guarantees the citizens are innocent until proven guilty. Even when a person is found guilty, that person has certain inalienable rights. Even if this young man was guilty of all he is being accused of, do you really think its ok for the guards to be judge, jury, and executioner all in one? And do you really think YOU are any better than these "criminals?" It's pretty obvious you have some strong sociopathic tendencies and are probably keeping a 12 year old you kidnapped in your basement. You seem to fit the profile.
Actually, Mimi, "innocent until proven guilty" was not derived from the US Constitution. It originated in English jurisprudence and became "common law" in the US.
Local Police

Blacksburg, SC

#87 Jul 13, 2013
Mimi wrote:
<quoted text>Have you reported this to the department of justice and the FBI? Stay on them... Put the pressure on. You can find the contact numbers on their websites. I agree...this is too much to be a coincidence. We should stage a good old fashioned protest out in front of the justice center. Put the deceased inmates pictures on posters and hold up em up high. We'll invite the press.
LMAO
Local Police

Blacksburg, SC

#88 Jul 13, 2013
Mimi wrote:
<quoted text>And it's not like you're GOD either. Try to wrap your little self absorbed antisocial peabrain around this fact: we live in America, where we have this neat thing called the constitution (ever heard of it?) The constitution guarantees the citizens are innocent until proven guilty. Even when a person is found guilty, that person has certain inalienable rights. Even if this young man was guilty of all he is being accused of, do you really think its ok for the guards to be judge, jury, and executioner all in one? And do you really think YOU are any better than these "criminals?" It's pretty obvious you have some strong sociopathic tendencies and are probably keeping a 12 year old you kidnapped in your basement. You seem to fit the profile.
LMAO
Mommas Girl

Johnson City, TN

#89 Jul 14, 2013
Steroids at the LStyles gym
lmao

Johnson City, TN

#90 Jul 19, 2013
Ugh wrote:
I've known Stewart for a few years and the person that he was on Thursday night is NOT the person I knew! An animal? You're judging based off a few unfinished police reports.
Something happened to him. He began behaving strangely at the beginning of the week, and the Johnson City Police DID NOT FOLLOW UP ON CALLS FOR HIS WELL-BEING THURSDAY EVENING before the young man got beaten up. Had they DONE THEIR JOB, the young man would not have ended up in the ICU, the attempted car-jacking never would have happened, and perhaps his death could have been avoided. But since the JCPD didn't take the calls seriously and blew it off (then tried to cover it all up, I might add...), all of these tragedies unfortunately occurred.
You're clearly blaming the JCPD for what he did...every person is responsible for his/her own actions. You have the opinion of a child.
Priscilla Sieckman

Oak Ridge, TN

#91 Jul 20, 2013
I was Stewart's Grand mother! Why can't people just let me and my family mourn the death of my Grand Son? You people make me sick!
Stewart was restrained and they still tazed him,not just once but twice.What was the purpose of that??
His face was beat up and severely bruised! Of course it will do no good to say anything,because no one cares,and the reason I say that is because it hasn't happened to any of you,don't know what it feels like to lose a loved one evidently!! No one has any compassion any more.Yes he did wrong but my God people get a frigging clue!! It wasn't your loved one that you lost,it was ours!Do you not understand what it feels like to lose a loved one?? I have lost all hope for the human race!!
Priscilla Sieckman

Oak Ridge, TN

#92 Jul 20, 2013
Local Police wrote:
It's not like these inmates are pillars of the community.
The day is coming,you will have a loved one that you will lose.Hope you have some compassion then,you are about cold bloodied!!
Priscilla Sieckman

Oak Ridge, TN

#93 Jul 22, 2013
I was Stewart's Grandmother.
The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Greeneville claims guards struck Peppers in the face while he was strapped in a restraint chair and used a stun gun and chemical spray on Peppers during the course of a 20-minute beating.
Priscilla Sieckman

Oak Ridge, TN

#94 Jul 22, 2013
There will never be another one,like my amazing Grand Son.Love and miss you so much.Just one more time I would love to hear him tell me Granny Ma I know you love me!!
really

Abingdon, VA

#95 Jul 25, 2013
Old Friend wrote:
Haden Geiger has been Stewart's steroid supplier from what I heard Stewart say when I attended ETSU with him. He never used the kid's specific name but he did mention the kid was a pre-pharm student. Although I do understand that there are many aspiring pharmacy students in Johnson City, this is no coincidence. Something happened to make one of the world's most driven people snap. We will never know until certain figures in society decide to be better people themselves however, the judgement being laid on this man who should be able to rest in peace should be shared with those who had a cause in his death. Let's decide to not be hypocritical just once.
Haden was definitely not Stewarts supplier, just to get that out there! Haden doesn't even do drugs and he had no idea who Stewart was until this happened.
angel03

Monroe, NC

#96 Aug 11, 2013
Asa wrote:
O and also another inmate died two days after he did... Coincidence???
I'm soo worried my father is in that jail. Hes 65and nit in best of health
angel03

Monroe, NC

#97 Aug 11, 2013
I'm really scared something bad is going to happen to him I can't believe the sherriff is allowing this abuse solitary is for inmates who act up not physical contact!!!
Jase

Chicago, IL

#98 Aug 17, 2013
Truecrime wrote:
From what I gather he was a common thug. Probably OD'd in the jail. Good riddance to bad rubbish. No use wasting time on making him a victim.
you didn't know him. He was a great kid that had amazing potential I knew him when he was younger. You are rubbish for just making accusations. He was one of the nicest guys I knew in high school that could make a room light up. Next time you judge someone make sure you know your information. We are all human and make mistakes and get turned in directions by different situations in our lives. Maybe someday you might turn into a person that would do things that you don't think you would do now. Either way piss off mate
really

Johnson City, TN

#99 Aug 18, 2013
Jase wrote:
<quoted text> you didn't know him. He was a great kid that had amazing potential I knew him when he was younger. You are rubbish for just making accusations. He was one of the nicest guys I knew in high school that could make a room light up. Next time you judge someone make sure you know your information. We are all human and make mistakes and get turned in directions by different situations in our lives. Maybe someday you might turn into a person that would do things that you don't think you would do now. Either way piss off mate
Doesn't matter if he was an angle years ago, one less violent druggy in the here and now is no loss to the world.
Christy Pollard

High Point, NC

#100 Aug 21, 2013
drug facts

Johnson City, TN

#101 Sep 12, 2013
Mommas Girl wrote:
Steroids at the LStyles gym
Ripafin steroids camed from phil, pa and florida drugged out
Brandon

Johnson City, TN

#102 Oct 2, 2013
f**k Washington police department they are not worthy of the power they have. I got a dog from the pound a week before my encounter with them. I had just got off work at 6 AM, their was 3 of them in my drive way. I didn't expect what would happen when I pulled in. I got out of my car and went to talking to them. they told me they had a call about the dog I had just got from the pound, and that the food bowl was to small for him, also, that he was to skinny. I explained that I had just got the dog and asked if I could go get the adoption papers to prove it. The officer continued to harass me and denied me the chance to walk into my house to get adoption papers. I told him at this point that he was being an asshole by not letting me prove my point. At that time I was put in hand cuffs and tossed in to the squad car. Then I got mad telling them it was unfair and using some profanity. we got to the Washington county police station and went in for booking, I was still arguing with them and they told me to shut up or I was going to learn a lesson. I did no such thing and he went to hit me I just moved grabbing his arm and deflecting the hit another went to hit me and I new if I fought back I would be charged with assault; I just stopped and got punched in the head and tackled. Will on the ground they choked me and hit me in the head reputedly. After my beating they let me up and told me to put my hands on the counter I did and they started to search me, they got down to my genital are and of course I was mad about the beating I had just endured, I asked him if he liked what he felt and insinuated he was gay. then the one in front of me grabbed my arms pulling me over the counter while the other spraying me with mace point blank in the face aging they started beating me while I was blinded by the mace.IM 21 years old, I try to be a good person. But I now have a fear and a hatred to all police.
Local Police

Charlotte, NC

#103 Nov 10, 2013
Brandon wrote:
f**k Washington police department they are not worthy of the power they have. I got a dog from the pound a week before my encounter with them. I had just got off work at 6 AM, their was 3 of them in my drive way. I didn't expect what would happen when I pulled in. I got out of my car and went to talking to them. they told me they had a call about the dog I had just got from the pound, and that the food bowl was to small for him, also, that he was to skinny. I explained that I had just got the dog and asked if I could go get the adoption papers to prove it. The officer continued to harass me and denied me the chance to walk into my house to get adoption papers. I told him at this point that he was being an asshole by not letting me prove my point. At that time I was put in hand cuffs and tossed in to the squad car. Then I got mad telling them it was unfair and using some profanity. we got to the Washington county police station and went in for booking, I was still arguing with them and they told me to shut up or I was going to learn a lesson. I did no such thing and he went to hit me I just moved grabbing his arm and deflecting the hit another went to hit me and I new if I fought back I would be charged with assault; I just stopped and got punched in the head and tackled. Will on the ground they choked me and hit me in the head reputedly. After my beating they let me up and told me to put my hands on the counter I did and they started to search me, they got down to my genital are and of course I was mad about the beating I had just endured, I asked him if he liked what he felt and insinuated he was gay. then the one in front of me grabbed my arms pulling me over the counter while the other spraying me with mace point blank in the face aging they started beating me while I was blinded by the mace.IM 21 years old, I try to be a good person. But I now have a fear and a hatred to all police.
Moral of this story: sucks to be you
The Boss

Johnson City, TN

#104 Nov 11, 2013
Brandon wrote:
f**k Washington police department they are not worthy of the power they have. I got a dog from the pound a week before my encounter with them. I had just got off work at 6 AM, their was 3 of them in my drive way. I didn't expect what would happen when I pulled in. I got out of my car and went to talking to them. they told me they had a call about the dog I had just got from the pound, and that the food bowl was to small for him, also, that he was to skinny. I explained that I had just got the dog and asked if I could go get the adoption papers to prove it. The officer continued to harass me and denied me the chance to walk into my house to get adoption papers. I told him at this point that he was being an asshole by not pletting me prove my point. At that time I was put in hand cuffs and tossed in to the squad car. Then I got mad telling them it was unfair and using some profanity. we got to the Washington county police station and went in for booking, I was still arguing with them and they told me to shut up or I was going to learn a lesson. I did no such thing and he went to hit me I just moved grabbing his arm and deflecting the hit another went to hit me and I new if I fought back I would be charged with assault; I just stopped and got punched in the head and tackled. Will on the ground they choked me and hit me in the head reputedly. After my beating they let me up and told me to put my hands on the counter I did and they started to search me, they got down to my genital are and of course I was mad about the beating I had just endured, I asked him if he liked what he felt and insinuated he was gay. then the one in front of me grabbed my arms pulling me over the counter while the other spraying me with mace point blank in the face aging they started beating me while I was blinded by the mace.IM 21 years old, I try to be a good person. But I now have a fear and a hatred to all police.
Feed your animals loser or don't get them. If you can't keep them fed and watered DON'T GET THEM. I have a neighbor like you that claims to love animals but in fact tortures the dogs with hunger and thirst.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Johnson City Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Kimber Halliburton 8 min sexy 15
Washington County Tax Bill 9 min yea i said it 3
Tri cities busted (Jun '16) 13 min wooaahh now 15
Dr Goen (Apr '16) 1 hr Tncowboy 20
Support Crockett Coach 2 hr SureHope 25
You's Dumb Girls 7 hr Hicks 10
Southern Classic Car Wash 22 hr carwash 1

Johnson City Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Johnson City Mortgages