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The week in crime

Staff report • May 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Top crime stories from the past week

Kingsport police seek help in theft investigation

The Kingsport Police Department is seeking help in identifying two white male suspects allegedly involved in two felony thefts.

Police allegedly seize $14,000 in bath salts at Kingsport motel

Nearly $14,000 worth of bath salts has reportedly been seized from a Kingsport motel room, where police say they also located numerous electronic items believed to have been traded for the drugs.

Bean Station shooter made his victims kneel before killing them

A former police officer accused of shooting up a pharmacy in Bean Station, Tenn. made his captives kneel down before killing them, according to a police report from the Bean Station police department.

Kingsport pharmacist pleads guilty in misbranded drugs case

A Kingsport pharmacist pleaded guilty in a Kansas federal court Wednesday to substituting a cheaper drug imported from China for the iron sucrose that the Federal Drug Administration has approved for kidney dialysis patients.

Police say Hawkins man tried to gouge out neighbor's eye during fight

A Hawkins County man allegedly admitted to police he tried to remove his neighbor’s eye during a physical altercation that occurred Monday night.

SW Va. attorney pleads guilty to drug charges

A Wise County attorney is facing more than a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to four drug-related felonies.

Police chase woman wanted in Hancock through Rogersville Walmart

A Hawkins County woman led police on a foot chase through the Rogersville Walmart Friday after an off-duty Hancock County Deputy recognized her as being wanted there for a probation violation.

Escaped cows help police nab accused cattle rustlers

Nine stolen Hawkins County cows escaped from a small corral Saturday in Hamblen County, resulting in an investigation which led to two alleged rustlers being charged with one count each of theft over $10,000.

Police say knife-wielding Kingsport man steals his mother's purse, flees from officers

A knife-wielding Kingsport man faces multiple charges after allegedly demanding money from his 75-year-old mother — saying he'd kill himself if she didn't comply — then fleeing with her purse, which led to a police pursuit.

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