Knoxville woman on TBI's Most Wanted list turns herself in

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A Knoxville woman who was the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list has turned herself into authorities.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Laura Leva Mae Blair, 29, turned herself into the Union County Jail. She was wanted by the Union County Sheriff's Office for felony failure to appear.  She was added to the Top Ten list last week.

Blair was scheduled to report to the Union County Jail on November 12, after pleading guilty on October 9 to reckless homicide and facilitation of especially aggravated kidnapping.

Investigators say Blair and three other co-defendants kidnapped 45-year-old Lisa Young in May, shot her in the back, and left her body in Union County.

Blair will remain in custody to serve her sentence.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Knoxville woman to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted List.

Laura Leva Mae Blair, 29, last known address 205 Bently Street, is wanted by the Union County Sheriff's Office for felony failure to appear.  She was supposed to report to the Union County Jail on November 12, after pleading guilty on October 9, to reckless homicide and facilitation of especially aggravated kidnapping.

On May 19, 2011, investigators say Blair and three others kidnapped 45-year-old Lisa Young, shot her in the back, and left her body near the intersection of Bull Run Road and Highway 370 in Union County.

Blair has a criminal history dating back to 2001 that includes vandalism, aggravated assault, probation violation, driving on a suspended license and especially aggravated kidnapping.

Blair is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5'4" and weighs approximately 250 lbs. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Laura Leva Mae Blair is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.

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