VA serial killer did not work for Augusta carnival company

VA serial killer did not work for Augusta carnival company
James Michael Wright (Photo: Provided / Washington County Sheriff's Office)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A local carnival company says an accused serial killer never worked for their company.

In a press release, Drew Exposition stated that James Wright was not and has never been an employee of James H. Drew, Drew Exposition, nor any associated companies.

The company did however say that Wright did work from time to time with the company “Pony Express” from Blountville, TN. The company involved horses and other animals that traveled to many fairs, festivals, and racetracks. The owner of “Pony Express” informed Drew Exposition that the company and Wright parted ways last year.

To the knowledge of Drew Exposition, Wright worked on a trash truck during the time of the committed crimes.

James Wright is accused of killing three victims over the course of three weeks from late February to mid March, near his home in Washington County, VA. Although Wright admitting to the killings, he insists that these were accidents.

The three victims were identified as Elizabeth Vanmeter, 22-years-old, of Carter County, Tennessee; Joycelyn Alsup, 17-years-old, of Cobb County, Georgia; and Athina Hopson, 25-years-old, of Johnson City, Tennessee.

Drew Exposition stated that they "will pray for families of the victims and continue to work with law enforcement”.

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