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The week in crime

June 15th, 2013 8:05 am by Staff Report

The week in crime

A look back at the top crime stories of the week. A Kingsport alderman
is arrested, the county's largest ever meth dump is discovered and more.

KPD says shooting of man with weapon was justified, parents claim son was unarmed

Kingsport police are still declining to identify the alleged weapon a wanted man reportedly threatened officers with during a Tuesday morning standoff — prompting one to shoot him in the abdomen — but the suspect's family claims it was a roof shingle.

Girlfriend of man shot by KPD charged with filing false report

Kingsport police have confirmed the arrest of a woman whose boyfriend was shot by officers on Tuesday morning.

Women fight in parking lot 'over a monkey...a real monkey'

Police were alerted to women fighting in the parking lot of a Kingsport business "over a monkey...a real monkey." Dispatchers then learned one suspect had fled in a car with the animal: "It has been monkeyknapped."

Hawkins deputies say woman claimed she had been shot to get faster police response

Several Hawkins County deputies converged on 570 Stoney Point Road in Surgoinsville early Saturday morning ready to face a potential gunman and hostage situation.

Alleged underwear-clad doctor emerged after high-speed chase, marching with American flag

A Johnson City doctor was wearing nothing but a bathrobe and underwear when he led police on a high-speed chase through the east side of town with a loaded gun, a machete and marijuana in his vehicle Sunday morning, according to a police report.

Wise County courtroom reporter pleads guilty to federal obstruction, conspiracy charges

A court reporter and television station owner from Wise County pleaded guilty in federal court in Abingdon Wednesday to charges of obstructing justice in the investigation of a Southwest Virginia attorney’s drug activities.

Kingsport woman allegedly points gun at children, threatens to shoot

Children chasing a loose dog on a Kingsport street Monday night encountered a surly neighbor who reportedly exited her home and pointed a firearm while threatening to shoot.

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