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The week in crime

July 27th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

The week in crime

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of July 19-26.

1) Hawkins woman allegedly fires at seven people, including children, for turning around in driveway

A Virginia couple who took their five children on an outing at Bays Mountain Park Sunday afternoon were greeted with gunfire shortly after crossing the Hawkins County line in an attempt to take a scenic route home. Read more:

2) Mother arrested after mentally challenged child found wandering Kingsport street

A Kingsport woman has been arrested after her young, mentally challenged son was found attempting to get into a neighbor's home, wearing only soiled underwear. Read more:

3) KPD: Baby found in vehicle with syringes

A Kingsport pair face felony charges after police allegedly located them intoxicated inside a pickup truck with syringes, one of which was loaded and "within reach" of a baby. Read more:

4) Three arrested after police find bloody woman crawling for help

Three Kingsport residents have been arrested after a battered woman was spotted crawling to a door for help — directly behind a man who was telling officers nothing was wrong. Read more:


5) Police: Men busted while transporting synthetic drugs into Virginia

Four men have been arrested in Scott County after 30 pounds of synthetic marijuana, over 200 grams of bath salts and a handgun were allegedly found in their vehicle during a traffic stop. Read more:

6) Couple charged with TennCare fraud after obtaining pain killers

Michael Johnson, 28, and his wife Rebecca Johnson, 24, both from Kingsport, are each charged with one count of TennCare fraud, two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of conspiracy to obtain controlled substance by fraud. Read more:

7) Kingsport man allegedly shoots his way out of crashed vehicle

Police responding to an overturned pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon had to search for the driver, who allegedly shot his way out of the cab, pitched his gun and fled into the woods. Read more:

8) N.C. man arrested at Rogersville Walmart accused of being prolific shoplifter

Police nabbed a North Carolina man in Rogersville on Saturday who is accused of being a prolific Walmart shoplifter wanted in four states. Read more:

9) Jury finds Ware not guilty on first-degree murder charges

A jury has found Leslie Ware Jr. not guilty on first-degree murder charges stemming from a 2005 double murder. Read more:

10) Kingsport teen turns himself in after allegedly striking Weber City business owner

A Kingsport teen who allegedly dropped his wallet at a Scott County market after assaulting its owner during a theft turned himself in to authorities after learning he was wanted by police. Read more:

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