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The week in crime

August 3rd, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

The week in crime

A look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of July 26 through Aug. 2.

1) Kingsport woman, 85, arrested on drug charges

An 85-year-old woman has been jailed after SWAT descended on her Kingsport home — marking her second arrest related to drug distribution in four years. Read more:

2) Altercation fueled by alcohol and news of pregnancy results in two arrests

News of a recently discovered pregnancy between a Hawkins County couple apparently didn’t go over very well last week, resulting in a domestic altercation that sent a Hawkins County man and woman to jail. Read more:

3) Suspect in armed robbery of Kingsport pharmacy arrested

 A man accused of robbing a local pharmacy at gunpoint was taken into custody by Kingsport police Tuesday afternoon after being located at an area motel. Read more:

4) Jury reduces attempted murder to aggravated assault in groin shooting trial

A Hawkins County man who lost a testicle as a result of a 2011 shooting in front of his Bulls Gap residence testified before a jury Monday that “it really sucks to lose a nut.” Read more:

5) KPD: Man wrecks while fleeing police with child in car

A Kingsport man faces felony charges after allegedly crashing his car into a culvert while fleeing police — partially submerging his vehicle and tossing a young child from her car seat onto the floorboard. Read more:

6) Two men and a backhoe: Bizarre pursuit prompts arrest of Kingsport brothers

A stolen backhoe, three separate vehicle pursuits and a pair of foot chases have landed two Kingsport brothers in jail. Read more:

7) Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

Police are attempting to locate a Blountville man accused of pulling a shotgun on children playing near his home, then striking an adult in the face with the weapon's barrel when confronted about the incident. Read more:

8) Gunman robs Kingsport pharmacy

 A man wielding a pistol reportedly entered a Kingsport pharmacy Sunday night and made away with medication. Read more:

9) Police: Call about drugs in backpack leads to bath salts charges

Two people were arrested on drug charges after a complaint about a man carrying drugs in a backpack at a local motel, according to police. Read more:

10) Four parents appear before Hawkins judge on child neglect charges

Four parents accused in separate child neglect cases appeared before Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross Monday, including a man found in a park with his son and a large amount of drugs earlier this month. Read more:

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