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This week in crime

May 11th, 2013 11:00 am by Staff Report

This week in crime

Take a look back at the most viewed crime stories generated by the Times-News staff, May 3 through May 10.

1) Kingsport man allegedly shoots estranged wife's dogs, killing one

A Kingsport man has been arrested on multiple charges after allegedly shooting his estranged wife's two poodles — killing one of the dogs — while bragging to her over the phone that they were "suffering."

2) Kingsport man arrested in alleged roofing scam

A Kingsport man has been arrested on felony theft charges after allegedly scamming a 65-year-old city resident out of nearly $3,500.

3) Kingsport woman sentenced in Mace attack on mother-in-law

A Kingsport woman who attacked her mother-in-law with Mace earlier this year, which caused the chemicals to get on her four children as well, accepted a plea bargain Monday to avoid felony prosecution.

4) Man charged with stealing Hoveround from Kingsport grocery store

The suspect claimed that he and a friend thought the powered wheelchair was one that had been stolen from his friend's grandfather,

5) Craigslist ad sparks drug, precious metals arrests

A posting on Craigslist seeking gold and silver has prompted a Gray man's arrest, according to police, as he never asked an undercover officer for identification when buying a gold ring in Kingsport.

6) Former Southwest Virginia police officer sentenced for sending sexual messages to teen

 A former police officer for the town of Coeburn will spend the next year in prison after he was sentenced Friday in Scott County Circuit Court for using Facebook to solicit sex from a minor.

7) How many beers? Hawkins County man tells police '12, 14, 24 or 48'

A Rogersville man who told police Saturday he’d had as many as 48 beers to drink that day may have been exaggerating, but he did allegedly drink enough to earn charges including DUI fifth offense.

8) Kingsport teen charged in alleged arson, vandalism spree

A bizarre and apparently unprovoked sequence of vandalism and arson has prompted the arrest of a Kingsport teen, who police say damaged property at several residences before breaking into a woman's home and resisting officers.

9) Police: Man makes courthouse bomb threat — a felony — to avoid appearance on misdemeanor offense

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said the suspect was just outside the courthouse when he called in the bomb threats in an attempt to stop courtroom proceedings.

10) Surveillance cameras help police crack Piney Flats burglary case; two Kingsport men, juvenile charged

 Three people arrested for burglary were caught thanks to a Piney Flats homeowner’s surveillance cameras.

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