Two People Charged In The Death Of An Area Teenager

court2Two Franklin County residents have been charged with murder in the alcohol related death of a teenager there last February.
Anthony Peavyhouse, 33, of Estill Springs and Jessica Bohanan, 27, of Winchester have been charged with reckless homicide and three counts of providing or purchasing alcohol for person under 21 years of age and for the death of Michael Gates Jr., 18, of Winchester.
Last February a Winchester police officer observed a vehicle pull into a Winchester motel and after checking the occupants inside he found Gates unconscious and not breathing. The officer then requested an ambulance be sent to the motel and Gates was transported to Southern Tennessee Medical Center. He was later transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Also found in the car was Austin Hopkins, 19, of Winchester who was also found to be in need of medical treatment. He was transported to the Winchester hospital and he too was flown to Vanderbilt for treatment of alcohol related problems.
A third teenager from Winchester was also in the vehicle. He was arrested for underage consumption, according to police.
Peavyhouse and Bohanan were indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on the charges. They are being held in the Franklin County Jail under a bond of $50,000.