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The week in crime

August 24th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

The week in crime

A review of the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Aug. 16 through Aug. 23.

1) Mother, boyfriend arrested in 'severe' abuse of 14-month-old

A Scott County mother and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection with the "severe abuse" of her 14-month-old son, who reportedly had two black eyes and was found living in deplorable conditions. Read more:

2) Sheriff says shooting victim aimed to kill officers

Police say a man fatally shot while attempting to flee a Bluff City traffic crash, hitting two officers and a firefighter's pickup with his car, posed an immediate threat to both law enforcement and the community at large. Read more:

3) Suspect arrested in robbery of Church Hill's Food City pharmacy

Police say they have arrested a man who entered the Food City pharmacy in Church Hill on Thursday and demanded pills, handing over a note threatening “all pharmacy workers will die” if they didn't comply. Read more:

4) Piney Flats man charged with rape of a child

A Piney Flats man has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl who is less than 13-years-old. Read more:

5) Lee man gets 12 1/2 years for assault on new wife at reception

A Lee County man who left his newlywed wife with several broken bones after assaulting her and spitting in her face at their wedding reception was sentenced to over a decade in prison Tuesday during an appearance in court. Read more:

6) KPD arrests 3 in separate motor vehicle thefts

One vehicle had been stolen from a dealership and one from a city paint and body shop. The third victim left their keys in the ignition of an unlocked 2013 Mercedes, saying they left it running because their dog was inside the SUV. Read more:

7) Kingsport man faces child porn charges

A Kingsport man has been arrested following the alleged discovery of child porn on his computer. Read more:

8) Man arrested after drugs found inside child's toy

Drugs found inside a child's toy car led to multiple drug charges for one Kingsport man, according to a police report. Read more:

9) KPD: Crying child leads to intoxicated father's arrest

 A three-year-old’s cries outside a Kingsport apartment complex at 4 a.m., upset because she couldn’t wake her father, have led to charges of child abuse and neglect. Read more:

10) Kingsport man breaks into ex-girlfriend's home, attacks male guest with hammer

A Kingsport man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s house in Church Hill, attacking her male guest with a large hammer, and threatening to kill her. Read more:

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