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This week in crime

Staff Report • May 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Former Kingsport pastor sentenced for solicitation of aggravated statutory rape

A former Kingsport pastor has been sentenced to approximately one year in jail for his sexually explicit texts and phone calls to a 16-year-old girl.Continue reading

Brothers allegedly lead police on pursuit, dump stolen vehicle in Kingsport

A pair of brothers allegedly led multiple police agencies in a high-speed pursuit Monday, driving into oncoming traffic on U.S. Route 23 before dumping a stolen pickup truck in KingsportContinue readingPolice: Rogersville woman brough granddaughter, 8, to drug deal

A Hawkins County grandmother is facing drug and child neglect charges after allegedly bringing her 8-year-old granddaughter to make a drug deal Tuesday evening at a Rogersville restaurant parking lot.Continue reading

Drugs, cash, guns, vehicles seized from Rogersville man accused of drug trafficking

Hawkins County deputies seized drugs, cash, guns and several vehicles Thursday from a Rogersville man accused of trafficking large quantities of pills.Continue readingBristol, Tenn. man arrested for allegedly stealing from teacher on field trip

A Bristol, Tenn. man was arrested on theft charges late last week after he allegedly stole a Sullivan County teacher's debit card while she was on a field trip with her class at a local park.Continue reading

Kingsport men arrested after allegedly fleeing Hawkins authorities twice in one day

Two Kingsport men nabbed after a high-speed police pursuit from Rogersville to Morristown late Thursday night had allegedly been in another police pursuit earlier that day and had gotten away.Continue readingKingsport man arrested in alleged roofing scam

A Kingsport man has been arrested on felony theft charges after allegedly scamming a 65-year-old city resident out of nearly $3,500.Continue readingScott County man gets prison time for false murder accusation

A Nickelsville man was ordered to serve over three years in prison Monday following his earlier conviction in Scott County Circuit Court for falsely accusing another man of murder.Continue readingFormer Southwest Virginia police officer sentenced for sending sexual messages to teen

A former police officer for the town of Coeburn will spend the next year in prison after he was sentenced Friday in Scott County Circuit Court for using Facebook to solicit sex from a minor.Continue readingHome invasion nets Mount Carmel man 15 years

A Mount Carmel man accused in a 2011 home invasion was sentenced to 15 years Friday in Hawkins County Criminal Court in exchange for guilty pleas to multiple counts of robbery, kidnapping, assault and one rape.Continue reading

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