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The week in crime

Staff reports • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Man arrested with 333 rounds of ammunition two weeks after warning of the apocalypse

A Jonesborough man, arrested two weeks ago on illegal weapons charges after warning of the apocalypse, was found June 22 with 333 rounds of ammunition along with three loaded magazines and a handgun, according to a police report.

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Man breaks into pickup to free puppy, gets punched by 72-year-old owner

At 12:32 p.m. police were called to a fight in progress at Lowe's on East Stone Drive. One participant, 60, stated he had spotted a dog locked inside a vehicle and whining.

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Suspect in hit-and-run death of Kingsport businessman charged with DUI days prior

The arrest marked the man's second in just four days for reportedly driving drunk during a hit-and-run, while the death of Michael K. Locke, 61, has left many grieving in the Model City.

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Woman charged with attempted murder in Pleasant Grove shooting

A wife shot her husband in the back as they were checking a trail camera and left him to die in the woods as she went on a planned visit to Pigeon Forge with the couple's two children, according to a press release.

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Smoke signals: Fog machine reportedly leads police to $27 K in LSD

Police seeking probable cause to search a Piney Flats home got their opening on Thursday, as what appeared to be smoke billowing from the residence led to an alleged $27,000 stash of LSD.

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Man allegedly bites wife on nose during brutal assault

Police reportedly found bite marks on the nose of a woman who was allegedly beaten and choked by her husband Friday night for coming home late.

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Topless Boone Lake sunbathing incites brawl

A Piney Flats woman reported that while at a boat dock near her home — and accompanied by her son — she spotted two women sunbathing without tops. When she told them to cover their chests, an argument ensued.

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Woman charged after six pot plants found during apartment fire

A woman who was arrested Saturday after firefighters allegedly found six marijuana plants on her balcony while fighting an apartment fire was arraigned Monday on charges including manufacturing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Man faces Sullivan County statutory rape charges

A Jonesborough resident is currently jailed in Sullivan County, accused of raping a juvenile on several occasions over the past year.

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Gate City man pleads guilty to insurance fraud

A Southwest Virginia man who claimed a lightning strike killed more than a dozen head of cattle pleaded guilty to insurance fraud during an appearance this week in Scott County court.

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