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The week in crime

Staff Report • Jun 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Top crime stories from the past week

KPD probes fraud cases tied to credit unionAuthorities are investigating a rash of debit card frauds connected to a Kingsport credit union, while the institution’s CEO has confirmed more than 60 members had been affected as of Thursday morning.Police: 4 children found in home with meth labHawkins County deputies allegedly found a one-pot meth lab cooking while checking up on a tip Monday evening of four neglected children living in a Church Hill residence.

Kingsport couple face charges after Scott County chaseA Kingsport man and woman are facing multiple charges following a high-speed pursuit Sunday in the Hiltons area of Scott County that ended with them wrecking a vehicle they allegedly stole.Former Pennington Gap police chief sentenced on federal drug, robbery chargesThe former police chief for the town of Pennington Gap who pleaded guilty to dealing drugs in uniform and orchestrating a pharmacy robbery will spend the next nine years in prison after he was sentenced for Tuesday morning in federal court.Hawkins mother, daughter take plea deal in massive animal cruelty caseA Hawkins County mother and daughter charged in April on 68 counts each of animal cruelty won’t have to do jail time, but according to the terms of their plea bargain they also won’t be allowed to own any animals from now on without first receiving permission from the court.KPD: Man pepper sprays neighbor during property line disputeIt's often said that good fences make good neighbors. But disputes over fence posts can apparently turn none too neighborly, as evidenced by a Kingsport man's arrest for an alleged pepper spray attack.Rogersville man allegedly fires gun as police respond to domestic assaultA Hawkins County man who allegedly discharged a firearm during a domestic disturbance investigation early Sunday morning was charged with disorderly conduct and drug possession. Kingsport bondsman charged with burglaryThe owner of a Kingsport bail bond business was arrested over the weekend, charged with aggravated burglary after allegedly entering and searching a home without consent.JC man accused of trying to meet boy for sex at Walmart A Johnson City man has been arrested on charges that he tried to solicit sex from a boy, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced today.

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