Rogersville man charged with second degree murder

A Rogersville man was indicted for second-degree murder in Hawkins County after he was accused of shooting a housemate.

Nathan Kendrick Lane, 35, of Burem Road, was indicted by the Hawkins County Grand Jury April 19 for the Dec. 30, 2020 second-degree murder of Jordan Ridge Pilcher, 26, also of the residence.

Around 6:34 p.m. Dec. 30, Hawkins County Central Dispatch advised that shots were fired at the Burem Road residence, according to reports.

The reports advised that Pilcher had been shot and that Lane was still in the residence.

Upon arrival of deputies Bryan Sanders and Sgt. Sam Wilhoit, the deputies gave Nathan Lane commands for all persons in the residence to come out.

Nathan Lane was the first to exit, followed by witness Janice Lane, 59, and then Jason Lane, authorities said.

Deputies then entered the residence where they found Pilcher unresponsive and lying on Nathan Lane’s bedroom floor with a gunshot wound.

Deputies administered CPR until Hawkins County Emergency Medical Service arrived on the scene. A Remington 740 model 30-06 rifle was located on Nathan Lane’s bed.

Detectives and Hawkins County Coroner Warren Bishop were notified. After all of the parties were taken to HCSO for questioning, Nathan Lane was arrested just after midnight New Year’s Eve for second-degree murder.

Second-degree murder is a Class A felony, punishable by 15 to 60 years in prison.