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The week in crime

November 30th, 2013 12:00 pm by Staff Report

The week in crime

Police: Job applicant at temp agency passed out on drugs while typing application

A man typing out a job application at a temporary employment agency in Rogersville Friday morning was allegedly so high on drugs that he fell asleep with his head leaning over the computer keyboard.

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Weber City authorities issue warning about scam artist

 Police in Weber City are warning area residents to be on the lookout for a potential scam artist.

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Telephone ban fuels teen's knife attack on family

Officers were called to a Rogersville home after a 14-year-old went berserk over use of the phone. According to her mother, the girl had been banned from making calls after getting in trouble at school but still tried to grab a cell phone. 

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Kingsport man gets 50 years for serial sexual abuse of children

 A Kingsport man has pleaded guilty to the serial sexual abuse of multiple children over a 20-year period, receiving a sentence of 50 years in prison.

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Alleged shoplifter says she was hiding presents from niece

A woman arrested Nov. 19 for allegedly shoplifting at the Surgoinsville Dollar General Store reportedly told police she wasn’t stealing, but instead had hidden items in her purse so that her 7-year-old niece wouldn’t see what she was getting for Christmas.

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Meth labs discovered at Bluff City home; five arrested

Five people were arrested by Sullivan County authorities Friday night after they were allegedly caught at a home in Bluff City with multiple active methamphetamine labs.

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Theft suspect nabbed after two high speed chases, crash

A Rogersville man allegedly eluded police in two separate high speed chases Friday morning after officers terminated pursuit due to danger to the public.

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Man shot by Kingsport police during standoff sentenced to year in prison

A Kingsport man shot during a two-hour standoff with police this past summer pleaded guilty to simple assault on Monday and was sentenced to a year in prison.

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Beer drinking during Hawkins County Sessions Court earns man 30 days in jail

A Church Hill man was charged with public intoxication after police spotted him going back and forth from Hawkins County Sessions Court to the Justice Center parking lot to allegedly take drinks from a 40-ounce bottle of beer.

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