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Washington County constable accused of taking bike from car

KAYLA CARTER, NET News Service • Jun 12, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Earlier in the month, a grand jury indicted a Washington County constable on two felony charges — auto burglary and theft over $1,000.

Joshua Layne Burleson has been serving as county constable since August and also works for the county Highway Department.

According to the presentment, Burleson is accused of entering a vehicle without the owner’s consent and removing a Santa Cruz Blurr bicycle in early September.

District Attorney General Tony Clark said the bike is valued at around $4,000 and was reported stolen by a Jonesborough resident.

“This bicycle was found at a pawn shop in Johnson City,” Clark said.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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