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Bar brawl video, a slaughtered cow and more this week in crime

November 16th, 2013 9:00 am by Staff Report

Bar brawl video, a slaughtered cow and more this week in crime

A review of the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Nov. 8 through Nov. 15.

1) Police report gravel bust at Kingsport motel

A short police pursuit and a woman found hiding in a basement led to the seizure of a large quantity of "gravel" at a Kingsport motel, according to police.

2) Raw video: Final suspect sentenced in beating at Weber City bar

A Tennessee man will spend at least a year in prison for instigating an assault at a Weber City bar on New Year's Day that left a man unconscious.

3) Men allegedly kidnap, assault elderly uncle

One of the suspects was reportedly motivated by a theft in which he was the victim, accusing his uncle of helping orchestrate the alleged crime.

4) KPD: Father arrested after child nearly hit by vehicle

A Kingsport man has been arrested after his young children were allegedly found wandering their neighborhood unattended: one with no shirt, another nearly hit by a car, and all three telling neighbors they were hungry.

5) Car wash surveillance nets three drug arrests in Rogersville

 A Hawkins County man who was wanted on a parole violation warrant, driving with a revoked license, and had a stolen tag on his truck was arrested Friday night after police allegedly watched him selling drugs at a Rogersville car wash.

6) Running out of gas leads to drug arrests for three in Kingsport

Three people were arrested for drug possession after a Kingsport police officer stopped to help a vehicle that had run out of gas, according to a police report.

7) Text and prescription records help nab two for drug trafficking

Police used cell phone texts and prescription records to charge two Hawkins County men parked at the Stanley Valley Market with drug trafficking Saturday afternoon.

8) Hawkins woman’s cow slaughtered on Butchers Valley Road

A Hawkins County woman is hoping someone can help police find the culprits who slit the throat of one of her cows Wednesday, and then cut a large tenderloin out of the cow’s back.

9) Two men indicted in Scott County home invasion

Two Southwest Virginia men were indicted on multiple felony charges last week for allegedly breaking into a Scott County residence earlier this year and assaulting the man who lived there.

10) Vandals loot Sullivan Baptist Association retreat center

The total was still being tallied Friday afternoon, but vandals are expected to have caused tens of thousands of dollars in damages to a church association's retreat center in Kingsport, while also making away with multiple appliances.

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