Woman listed on TBI's Most Wanted list surrenders herself

Woman listed on TBI's Most Wanted list surrenders herself in Union County

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Laura Leva Mae Blair (Source: Knox County Jail) Laura Leva Mae Blair (Source: Knox County Jail)
Lisa Young (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Lisa Young (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) - A woman recently listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list, who was wanted in the murder of a Union County woman, has turned herself in to police.

Laura Leva Mae Blair, 29, of Knoxville, surrendered herself at the Union County Jail shortly before midnight early Tuesday morning.

Blair was added to the TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list last week after she failed to appear at the jail following a guilty plea in court. She had been the only woman on the TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list.

Blair was scheduled to report to the jail on Nov. 12 after pleading guilty on Oct. 9 to reckless homicide and facilitation of especially-aggravated kidnapping.

The charges stem from the kidnapping and death of 45-year-old Lisa Young of Luttrell.

On May 19, 2011, Blair and three other co-defendants kidnapped Young, shot her in the back and left her body in the middle of a road.

Blair will remain in custody to serve her 16-year sentence. She was transferred to Knox County Jail due to overcrowding at the Union County Jail.

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