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Sex crimes against children, gun pulled on student and more this week in crime

October 12th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

Sex crimes against children, gun pulled on student and more this week in crime

A look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Oct. 4 through Oct. 11.

1) Suspect in sex crimes against children worked at Tri-State Baptist Children's Home

Multiple rape charges against a Sullivan County woman stem from her employment at a local children's center, according to police, though a continuing investigation prevents the release of specifics in the case.

2) Woman in bogus online romance used boyfriend's credit card for month-long pizza binge

 A monthlong pizza binge landed a Hawkins County teen in jail after she allegedly bought pies in Church Hill on 18 separate occasions this past June using a debit card number stolen from the online boyfriend she was scamming.

3) Gate City man facing multiple charges after allegedly pulling loaded gun on high school senior

A 46-year-old man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly pulled a loaded gun on a high school senior last week in  a public parking lot in Gate City.

4) Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

Warrants were served on the supervisor of a Sullivan County children's center on Thursday, marking the second arrest in an investigation of alleged sex and alcohol at the facility.

5) Pair charged with felony theft from Kingsport Town Center

Two people have been arrested for allegedly attempting to roll a buggy  loaded with $1,500 worth of merchandise they hadn't bought out of the Kingsport Town Center.

6) Kingsport woman's pregnancy claim prompts fraud arrest

An alleged false claim of pregnancy to obtain TennCare benefits, and in turn painkillers, has spurred the arrest of a Kingsport woman.

7) 4-year-old boy claims his father burned him with cigarettes

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that a four-year-old Kingsport boy was burned with cigarettes during visitation with his father last week near Church Hill.

8) Two arrested on child neglect charges

One suspect was at a Blountville school, while the other reportedly fell on top of a 3-year-old in a Kingsport parking lot.

9) Two Gate City High students arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot classmate

Scott County Sheriff John Puckett said a 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were taken into custody by deputies early Friday morning and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

10) Coeburn men face attempted murder charges in Norton motel incident

Abduction and attempted murder are alleged from an incident in a Norton motel on Sunday, Norton Police Chief James Lane confirmed on Wednesday.

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