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'Street preacher' predicts arresting officer's demise, siblings nabbed in dad's stolen car and more this week in crime

July 12th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

'Street preacher' predicts arresting officer's demise, siblings nabbed in dad's stolen car and more this week in crime

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of July 4-11.

1) Kingsport alderman charged with DUI, violation of implied consent

According to police reports, a trooper began following Jantry Shupe after he made an "abrupt right turn" onto an East Stone Drive ramp around 1:43 a.m.

2) Man dead in early morning stabbing at Kingsport apartment

A 22-year-old man is dead from stab wounds, allegedly at the hands of his 26-year-old brother, according to information released Friday morning by the Kingsport Police Department.

3) Teen river party results in arrests after alleged burglary attempt

Hawkins County deputies arrested two teens early Saturday morning who had been camping along the Holston River after one of the boys allegedly attempted to burgle a nearby residence.

4) Brother, sister allegedly nabbed with drugs after high-speed chase in dad's stolen car

A Hawkins County brother and sister are facing numerous charges related to the theft of their father's vehicle Sunday evening, and a subsequent high speed chase with police that included gunfire and ended in a crash.

5) Lee County grand jury hands down 189 felony indictments

Two individuals were indicted on various child pornography charges, while eight other were indicted on 59 welfare fraud related charges.

6) Duffield woman sentenced in meth case

A Southwest Virginia woman convicted of making and selling methamphetamine was sentenced to five years in prison last week during an appearance in Lee County court.

7) 'Street preacher' claims God would strike arresting officer dead

A Hawkins County man who was found preaching in the middle of Main Street in Surgoinsville early Saturday morning claimed "God was in him," but his arresting officer alleges that a large quantity of alcohol was in him as well.

8) Rogersville man accused of beating dad with tire iron: Suspect had just been released from jail

A Hawkins County man allegedly beat his father with a tire iron Tuesday shortly after being released from jail for a disorderly conduct charge that he had been arrested on earlier that morning.

9) Con artists bilk local businesses with change scam

For the second time in two weeks, local police are warning businesses of a pair of men swindling money from cashiers through an incorrect change scam.

10) Man allegedly hits child with beer can at Rogersville park

A Hawkins County man accused of hitting an 11-year-old girl with a beer can at the Rogersville Fourth of July Celebration Saturday will appear in court Aug. 20 on charges of assault and public intoxication.

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