Teen motorcyclist injured in collision
Lee firefighter sentenced for arson
Roanoke woman sentenced to prison
Bristol woman charged with theft
Deadline for senior photos extended
Woman injured when truck hit house dies
JONESBOROUGH - A Jonesborough teenager is in critical condition after his motorcycle collided with a car. According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Daniel Hutchens, 14, of 219 Jim Town Road, was riding a motorcycle in his family's yard about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when he apparently rode the dirt bike out into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle. The juvenile was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was flown to Johnson City Medical Center by Wings Air Rescue. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Timothy Mobley, of 373 Old Embreeville Road, Jonesborough. Graybeal said no charges are expected at this time. The accident is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office CRASH (Collision Reconstruction And Safe Highways) Team.
JONESVILLE - A member of the Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department charged last spring with setting a series of fires in his community was sentenced Thursday in Lee County Circuit Court to three months in jail and one year on home electronic monitoring. Jason Nichols, 22, Route 1, Box 16, Blackwater, had pleaded guilty to 13 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge earlier under the Alford Rule, which means he did not admit guilt but acknowledged the prosecution had adequate evidence that a jury could find him guilty. Indictments charged Nichols with starting one brush fire on Route 607 on Nov. 8, 2005; another on Route 600 on Feb. 9, 2006; and five more on Route 607 on Feb. 28, 2006. He was further charged with the February arsons of a 1967 Dodge truck, an unoccupied home, three barns, an abandoned house, and another home. Nichols was sentenced to concurrent five-year prison terms on each of the felony charges, but the court suspended all but one year and three months of the time. He was then allowed to serve three months of the time in jail and the remaining 12 on home electronic monitoring and granted work release. Nichols was also given a concurrent 12-month jail term for the misdemeanor conviction. Upon completion of the sentence, Nichols will serve four years of probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims.
JONESVILLE - A Roanoke woman who crashed her vehicle while trying to elude police was sentenced Thursday in Lee County Circuit Court to 15 months in prison on three driving-related charges. Monica Begley Yeary, 29, was sentenced to five years in the Virginia State Penitentiary on a felony eluding pursuit charge, but the court suspended three years and nine months of the time in lieu of five years of supervised probation. She was then fined $150 and sentenced to a consecutive 10 days in jail, with six suspended, for a misdemeanor conviction of driving on a suspended license. Yeary was also fined an additional $250 and given a concurrent 12-month jail term, with 11 months suspended, for failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
JOHNSON CITY - A Bristol, Va., woman has been charged with theft over $10,000. On Wednesday, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Gina Polanski, 38, 322 Old Airport Road. The arrest came after an investigation into missing deposits from The UPS Store, 1735 W. State of Franklin Road, Suite 5, from December 2006 through the present time.
High school seniors have until 5 p.m. Monday to submit snapshots of their favorite senior moments for the annual INK page tribute to the graduating class. The photographs, from senior year only, must include at least one local senior. To submit a picture for the page, e-mail it, along with a brief description of the photo and who's in it, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or send it to: Kingsport Times-News; Attn: Carmen Musick; 701 Lynn Garden Drive; Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
GREENVILLE - An elderly woman who was injured when a pickup truck ran off the road and crashed into her bedroom as she slept has died, a hospital spokesman said Thursday. Ella Kate Holt, 86, was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center on Monday with major head injuries. David Gibbs, 23, lost control of his truck and drove across an open field, struck and snapped in half a large tree, smashed the rear corner of Holt's home and came to rest against another tree. Gibbs was charged with vehicular assault, although police said that charge may be upgraded.comments powered by Disqus