Two arrested in Johnson City store robbery, homicide

Published 8:15 am Thursday, June 8, 2023

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Officers of the Johnson City Police Department Tuesday arrested Mark Anthony Sexton Jr., 41, and Mark Anthony Sexton III, 18, and charged them with first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. Additionally, Mark Anthony Sexton III was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and tampering with evidence.
Both are residents of Johnson City.
The arrests were the result of an investigation into the murder of Tava Woodard during the robbery of Roadrunner Marker, 408 N. Broadway St., Johnson City. Woodard was 23 years old.
Both men are being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,000,000 bond each. An arraignment was scheduled today in Washington County General Sessions Court.
The arrests come after a search warrant was executed at a Fairview Avenue home in Johnson City on Monday afternoon.
According to Johnson City Police, Woodard reportedly complied with the demands of the suspects but was killed during the interaction.

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