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The week in crime

November 23rd, 2013 10:00 am by Staff reports

The week in crime

The week in crime is a compiling of the most viewed crime stories between Nov. 15 and Nov. 22

Hawkins County mother accused of being on drugs in crash with unrestrained children

A Hawkins County woman accused Saturday morning of crashing a truck containing her two small children while she was under the influence of drugs, later allegedly admitted to attempting to flush pills down the toilet at the jail.

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Man on bath salts impersonates chicken, lands in jail

A Church Hill man told police Monday evening his name was “Don Juan” and he was pretending to be a chicken in the yard of a total stranger to scare away the “imaginary people.”

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Traffic stop lands three in jail on meth delivery charges

Three people were accused of meth trafficking Sunday evening after Hawkins County deputies allegedly found methamphetamine packaged for resale during a traffic stop for an expired tag in Bulls Gap.

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Phone scam: Mount Carmel residents lose $36,000 in phony sweepstakes

An elderly Mount Carmel couple was bilked out of slightly more than $36,000 over the past month in what Mount Carmel Police Department Chief Mike Campbell described as one of the most elaborate telephone sweepstakes scams he has encountered in his career.

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Stolen vehicle returned to Kingsport dealership

The Kingsport Police Department sought the public's help in identifying a suspected car thief Friday. Shortly after her photo and surveillance video were released, police received multiple calls revealing her identity. This investigation is ongoing, and the suspect is being interviewed by detectives to determine how she came to be in possession 
of the vehicle.

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CHPD investigating apparent drive by shooting

Church Hill police are hoping to be able to speak to a St. Louis man who was shot in the back with a .45-caliber firearm Sunday night and had undergone at least two surgeries as of Monday evening.

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Police say former Surgoinsville vice mayor motivated by 'greed and revenge' in insurance scam

Police believe “greed and revenge” were the motives of former Surgoinsville vice mayor Charles “Otis” Lawson last month when he crashed his truck into a vehicle parked on Main Street during one of the current mayor’s monthly concerts.

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SCSO: Senior citizen attacked for his Rx meds

Police are investigating an early Sunday morning assault at a Kingsport home that left the resident, 65, "covered in blood" and requiring hospitalization.

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Man exposing himself toward school didn't have sexual motive

Police believe a Hawkins County man accused of exposing himself in the direction of Rogersville City School on Wednesday afternoon didn’t have a sexual motive.

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KPD: Ball peen hammer attack spurs attempted murder charge

An ongoing dispute between a pair of Kingsport men turned bloody on Thursday, according to police, after one of the men met with the other under the pretense of burying the hatchet, but instead attacked him with a ball peen hammer.

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