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The week in crime

Staff reports • Jun 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Police seek info on missing Scott County teen

The Scott County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance from the public in locating a teenager, saying his family has not seen or heard from him in two weeks. Read the story here.

Man charged with attempted murder in Kingsport stabbing

A Kingsport man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly pursuing his wife to the home of a friend during a domestic dispute, then stabbing her acquaintance three times in the driveway. Read the story here.

Man arrested after handing out candy at Kingsport park

Police responded to Domtar Park following several complaints of a man, "hanging around children and giving them candy." The suspect, 51, was found at nearby Netherland Inn park and admitted to giving cherries to both children and adults. Read the story here.

Church Hill man charged with rape

A Church Hill man has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman, telling police that he first gave her a sexual enhancement pill intended to arouse her. Read the story here.

Drug bust in Big Stone Gap leads to 17 arrests

Authorities seized drugs and cash in Southwest Virginia, resulting in the arrest of 17 individuals, with more arrests expected later in the week, according to a press release from the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force. Read the story here.

Woman accused of shooting BB gun at 'haunted tunnel' visitors

A Hawkins County woman who allegedly fired a BB gun at a vehicle full of youths who stopped near her home to look at a “haunted” tunnel Thursday has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault. Read the story here.

Hawkins man accused of stealing cop's Glock, trading it for drugs

Investigators believe a Hawkins County man who allegedly burgled a vacationing deputy’s home last week and stole a service Glock traded that gun for drugs. Read the story here.

Panty raid: Employee busts woman stealing $900 worth of undies

An officer was dispatched to Belk in the Kingsport Town Center. Upon arrival loss prevention had a woman in custody, saying that she had earlier purchased items in the store. After the transaction was completed, she attempted to leave with her bags— but first stuffed them with an additional 48 pieces of underwear. The suspect, 42, was arrested for felony theft, as the undergarments were valued at $881. Read the story here.

Women fight in parking lot 'over a monkey...a real monkey'

Police were alerted to women fighting in the parking lot of a Kingsport business "over a monkey...a real monkey." Dispatchers then learned one suspect had fled in a car with the animal: "It has been monkeyknapped." Read the story here.

Police: Kingsport man faces third DUI after swerving Corvette at other vehicles

A Kingsport man charged with a third offense of DUI allegedly swerved his Corvette at other motorists Monday night, forcing one into the median, then waved out his window to a deputy attempting to make a traffic stop. Read the story here.

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