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A look back at this week in crime

April 19th, 2013 2:12 pm by staff report

A look back at this week in crime

A look back at the most viewed crime stories generated by the Times-News staff from April 12 through April 19.


1) Eastman reports child porn on computer, employee arrested


Child pornography allegedly discovered on the computer of an Eastman Chemical Company employee has prompted the indictment and arrest of a Kingsport man.


2) Parents facing charges after 3-year-old apparently overdoses on pills


The mother of a 3-year-old boy who nearly died after apparently overdosing on her medication last month was formally charged Friday with child neglect/endangerment.


3) Former Pratt's employee charged with embezzling nearly $140,000


A former office manager at Pratt's BBQ in Kingsport has been charged with embezzling nearly $140,000 from the business, allegedly using the stolen funds to pay off credit card debt.


4) Students arrested in drug bust at Gate City High


The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon that all three students were charged with distribution of Schedule III drugs, distribution of Schedule IV drugs and distribution of marijuana.


5) Alleged love triangle results in assault charges


A Hawkins County man was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat after catching his estranged wife with another man early Tuesday morning.


6) Shoplifting suspect allegedly hits Walmart with car, leaves wallet behind


A Kingsport man has been arrested following an early Friday morning incident at Walmart, where he allegedly cursed employees and stole garden figurines - then hit a corner of the building with a car during his getaway.


7) Kingsport man arrested on poaching charges; police say he was seen shooting turkeys from his car


A Kingsport man who previously served jail time for unlawfully killing wildlife is facing a variety of new poaching-related charges, with police saying this time he was observed shooting turkeys from his car on a road in Scott County, Va.


8) Former Mount Carmel alderman charged with animal cruelty


Former Mount Carmel alderman and planning commission chairman Henry Bailey was cited on five counts of animal cruelty Friday evening after one dead horse and four malnourished horses were allegedly found on his Hammond Avenue property.


9) Drugs allegedly found on woman wanted on child support warrant


Kingsport woman wanted in Hawkins County for failure to pay child support reportedly required a burst of pepper spray to subdue Thursday afternoon in Church Hill.


10) Teenage daughter ruled competent for trial in father's murder


A teenage girl who allegedly helped her mother murder her father last year at their Scott County home was ruled competent to stand trial during a brief appearance in court Wednesday.

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