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The week in crime

January 18th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

The week in crime

Man accused of beating infant son in Scott County

A Southwest Virginia man is facing felony child abuse charges in Scott County for allegedly breaking his 11-week-old son's leg and ribs.

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Wallens Ridge guard arrested in Kingsport drug bust

 A corrections officer at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Wise County, Va., was arrested Thursday morning in a Kingsport parking lot, accused of selling prescription medication to an undercover officer. 

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Kingsport man faces second attempted murder charge

A Kingsport man arrested in a weekend shooting also "brutally" beat his ex-wife, according to police, then tossed her down a 15-foot drop to an unfinished basement.

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'Snipers' prompt bath salts user to hide in fire truck

While emergency personnel worked a home fire on C Street, a "paranoid" man jumped into a fire truck and refused to exit.

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Kingsport man sentenced to 29 years murder of Hawkins County man

A Kingsport man who shot his wife’s ex-husband to death in the Stanley Valley community in 2012 and then set the victim’s home on fire was sentenced Monday to 29 years in prison with no chance for parole.

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Man accused of threatening neighbors with gas can, lit cigarette

A Mount Carmel man who allegedly threatened to burn his neighbors and their house with a gas can and a lit cigarette Wednesday night was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication.

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Woman accidentally shows cops pot stash

While explaining that she needed to hide her prescriptions from her husband, the woman pulled out a medication bag that contained marijuana.

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New Hawkins inmate allegedly found with pills

A Kingsport woman who pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hawkins County to charges including forgery, failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia, was allegedly found in possession of pills as she was being booked into the Hawkins County Jail to begin serving a 90-day sentence. 

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Octogenarian allegedly attacks 'smart mouth' grandson

Police responded to a domestic assault call in Blountville, where a man and his grandfather, 85, were arguing "over a dog."

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Woman faces knife assault charges against officers who tried to save her

A Church Hill woman who allegedly took an overdose of sleeping pills and then attempted to hold police at bay with a knife when they tried to take her to the hospital is facing four counts of felony assault.

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