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This week's top crime news

April 7th, 2013 1:29 pm by staff report

This week's top crime news

A look back at the most viewed crime stories generated by the Times-News staff from March 29 through April 5.


1) Alleged April Fool's prank lands Kingsport woman in hot water


An April Fool’s joke brought police to a Kingsport home Monday and landed the apparent prankster in police custody for a time. Read more.


2) Hawkins couple accused of making up pregnancy, death of twins to scam donations


The male suspect allegedly went so far as to show photos of two dead babies to co-workers to gain sympathy when he asked for donations to help with the burials. Read more.


3) Text message phishing scam targets ECU members


Eastman Credit Union members were the target of an Easter weekend scam that began with a mobile phone text message. Read more.


4) Couple found unconscious after alleged beating at TVA access


A Hawkins County man accused of biting and beating his girlfriend into unconsciousness during an argument Tuesday near Rogersville was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication. Read more.


5) Former Scott special ed teacher indicted in alleged abuse of student


A former Scott County Schools special education teacher was indicted by a grand jury Monday for allegedly abusing a mentally handicapped student who was under her supervision. Read more.


6) Suspect hiding in thicket caught with thermal imaging camera


A Church Hill man was sentenced to 10 days in jail Monday for evading arrest after reportedly being captured Sunday by the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office with a borrowed thermal imaging camera. Read more.


7) Domestic dispute allegedly escalated into road rage incident


Authorities say alcohol added fuel to an already tense situation late Thursday night as a domestic breakup escalated into a road rage incident, sending the suspect to the hospital, and then to jail. Read more.


8) Police: Couple burgled home while aunt was taking dialysis


A Hawkins County woman and her boyfriend are facing several charges after allegedly burglarizing her grandfather’s home last month while her aunt was there taking dialysis treatment. Read more.


9) Kingsport pair arrested after police pursuit, driver Tasered


Kingsport couple were arrested in an alleged Tuesday afternoon vehicle pursuit, ending when the driver reportedly abandoned his car in the middle of a roadway and attempted to run. Read more.


10) Assistant Lee High soccer coach accused of having improper relationship with player


A Lee County Public Schools guidance counselor and assistant girls soccer coach was indicted by a Scott County grand jury Monday for allegedly having an improper relationship with a player. Read more.

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