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The week in crime

Staff reports • Aug 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Kingsport man shot as wife shows off gun via Skype

An attempt to show off a new gun and laser sight ended with emergency responders at a Kingsport home, where a resident reportedly shot her husband while Skyping with their daughter.

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Pharmacist allegedly steals pain meds from Kingsport store

A former Kingsport grocery store pharmacist has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 500 pain pills over a period of four months.

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Sentencing hearing underway in Scott County murder

Melissa Napier went to her daughter, Savannah, and told her to go hug her dad. A few minutes before, the three had done some target shooting behind their home on Possum Creek Road in Yuma.

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Police: Man swims across river in attempted Eastman theft

A would-be automobile thief reportedly made extraordinary efforts to reach his intended target in Kingsport, swimming across the Holston River to access an Eastman parking lot.

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KPD: Speed warning prompts brass knuckle assault on senior citizen

A Kingsport man has been arrested after allegedly exiting a BMW that was told to slow down in a mobile home park, then placing his brass knuckle embossed fist to the face of a 66-year-old woman.

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Woman violates recovery court conditions three times since May

Chasity Onalou Livesay wore one of Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross' "Breaking the Cycle" Recovery Court T-shirts to court Monday — despite the fact that she has failed three chances in Recovery Court to break her own cycle of drug abuse.

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Kingsport hit-and-run prompts felony charge

A Kingsport woman has been arrested after allegedly igniting a three vehicle collision and fleeing the scene, with police saying that during a subsequent traffic stop "pieces of several marijuana cigarettes" fell from her car.

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SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother's home, was found.

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Gate City woman faces felony charges for allegedly leaving baby in hot car

A Southwest Virginia woman is facing felony charges in Scott County for allegedly leaving a 4-month-old baby in a car for over a half-hour last month when outside temperatures topped 90 degrees.

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