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Johnson City Police make morning murder arrest

By Meredith Machen, mmachen@wcyb.com
Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:15:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 09 2013 02:52:36 PM CDT
elizabeth ann archer
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Officers were dispatched in reference to an assault on E. Chesnut Street.

Once on the scene, officers say Elizabeth Ann Archer (pictured above) had stabbed her boyfriend, Jeremy Mounts with a large kitchen knife.

Police say the couple had been fighting when Archer allegedly stabbed Mounts.

Investigators believe alcohol was involved, and officials say Archer gave police a statement and expressed remorse.

Police say Archer was not injured.

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Johnson City Police arrested 30-year-old Elizabeth Ann Archer early Tuesday morning, charging her with second-degree murder of 29-year-old Jeremy Mounts.

Police said they made the arrest after officers were called to a home on E. Chesnut Street  to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Officers said the victim had a laceration to his lower torso. Mounts was taken to Johnson City Medical Center, where officials said he died.

Elizabeth Archer is being held at the Washington County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

Johnson City Police will hold a media briefing at 3:00 this afternoon.

News 5 will have a crew there and will bring you more facts as we learn them.