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The week in crime

Staff reports • Feb 28, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

Four people are dead and one is hospitalized in fair condition as the result of a domestic shooting in Southwest Virginia Tuesday.

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Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

Police have identified the suspect in Betty Sue Short's murder as Jonathan Lynn Slemp, 42.

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Drugged driving fatal wreck results in eight-year sentence for teen

A Hawkins County teen was sentenced to eight years Friday in connection with a fatal 2012 “drugged driving” wreck in which a 17-year-old lost his life.

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Scott County sheriff warns of scams after man bilked out of thousands

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of potential scams after a Southwest Virginia man was recently bilked out of $20,000 by con artists.

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Kingsport neighbors' dispute over barking dogs ends in assault arrest

A Wednesday morning dispute over barking dogs ended with one man transported to the hospital by ambulance — possibly with a broken jaw — and the arrest of his Kingsport neighbor on a charge of aggravated assault

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Man wanted in Kingsport robberies fights police along I-26

A man wanted for allegedly attacking and robbing a man at gunpoint during a cocaine deal in Kingsport, and knocking a woman unconscious to steal $6 and pills in a separate incident, has been apprehended after fighting with police along the interstate.

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Lee federal prison guard pleads guilty to taking bribes, conveying contraband

A former correctional officer at the United States Penitentiary in Lee County pleaded guilty in federal court in Abingdon Thursday to smuggling contraband into the federal prison in exchange for money.

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KPD: Drunk woman arrested after firing gun in street

A Kingsport woman faces felony charges after allegedly exiting an apartment while angry and intoxicated, then randomly firing a handgun in the street.

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Hawkins man allegedly attacks girlfriend for not paying his probation fees

An unemployed Hawkins County man is facing charges after allegedly beating his girlfriend with a snow shovel and putting a knife to her throat, among other things, because she apparently failed to pay his probation fees.

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Man chokes mom over 'religious beliefs'

Police responded to an alleged assault at a Rogersville residence, finding a 60-year-old woman with "dark red marks around her neck."

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