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The week in crime

Staff report • Aug 31, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Woman hospitalized to remove stolen $5,000 from rectum

A theft charge is pending against a Hawkins County woman who allegedly stole $5,000 from her boyfriend and was then hospitalized for injuries suffered attempting to remove the cash from her “hiding place.”

Couple sentenced for faking baby miscarriage to bilk donations

A Hawkins County couple accused of making up the pregnancy and subsequent death of unborn twins to collect donations for bogus funeral expenses pleaded guilty to charges including fraud last week in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

Rogersville businessman indicted for reckless vehicular homicide from 2012 wreck

One of Rogersville’s leading businessmen and developers was indicted Monday by a Hawkins County grand jury on charges including reckless vehicular homicide stemming from a June 11, 2012, crash that authorities say caused the death of an 84-year-old woman.

KPD cleared of excessive force in June shooting, suspect indicted

A grand jury decided Tuesday that the Kingsport Police Department did not use excessive force in a June shooting.

Sleeping motorists allegedly found with 'mobile meth lab'

A Virginia couple were arrested last week in Rogersville after allegedly being found “passed out” in a vehicle containing a mobile meth lab as well as a variety of drugs and paraphernalia including a marijuana grinder that looked like a handgun.

Bond request denied for suspect in 'severe' child abuse case

A Southwest Virginia man accused of severely abusing his live-in girlfriend's 14-month-old son had his request for bond denied during an appearance Wednesday in Scott County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Police chief's son indicted on weapon, cop impersonation charges

A police chief’s son accused of impersonating a cop and detaining a motorist while in possession of a badge, automatic rifle, and SWAT equipment this past December was indicted Monday in Hawkins County on one felony and two misdemeanor counts.

Food City robbery suspect accused of impersonating an officer prior to robbery

The Church Hill man accused in the Aug. 15 robbery of the Food City pharmacy was allegedly impersonating an undercover narcotics officer the day prior to the robbery, and he kept a video on his cell phone to prove it.

Man lies about identity, threatens to "whip" officer

A Kingsport man lied about his identity to avoid arrest and then threatened an officer while being booked in jail, according to a police report.

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