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Lee federal prison guard pleads guilty to taking bribes, conveying contraband

Lee federal prison guard pleads guilty to taking bribes, conveying contraband

February 27th, 2014 8:42 pm by Wes Bunch

Kimberlee Crabtree, 43, of Jonesville, entered her guilty plea after waiving her right to be indicted. She was charged with accepting a bribe as a public official. She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $250,000.

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Hawkins man allegedly attacks girlfriend for not paying his probation fees

Hawkins man allegedly attacks girlfriend for not paying his probation fees

February 27th, 2014 3:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

An unemployed Hawkins County man is facing charges after allegedly beating his girlfriend with a snow shovel and putting a knife to her throat, among other things, because she apparently failed to pay his probation fees.

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Occupant of vehicle shoots at 11-W motorists

Occupant of vehicle shoots at 11-W motorists

February 27th, 2014 3:49 pm by Nick Shepherd

Two women were allegedly shot at while traveling Highway 11-W in Sullivan County on Tuesday night, telling police the gun was fired by an unknown occupant of another car.

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KPD: Drunk woman arrested after firing gun in street

KPD: Drunk woman arrested after firing gun in street

February 27th, 2014 1:21 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman faces felony charges after allegedly exiting her apartment while angry and intoxicated, then randomly firing a handgun along a city street.

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Kingsport neighbors' dispute over barking dogs ends in assault arrest

Kingsport neighbors' dispute over barking dogs ends in assault arrest

February 27th, 2014 11:46 am by Rain Smith

A Wednesday morning argument over barking dogs ended with one man transported to the hospital by ambulance - possibly with a broken jaw - and the arrest of his Kingsport neighbor on a charge of aggravated assault.

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Fighting back: Johnson City woman who survived attack advocates self-defense

Fighting back: Johnson City woman who survived attack advocates self-defense

February 26th, 2014 6:58 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

September 21, 2013, was a day Rachel Layer thought would be her last. Late in the evening, an attacker had entered her residence after prying his way in through the bathroom window, crawled behind where she was lying on her couch, and began choking her.

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Man accused of stealing from Sevierville rehab facility, taken back to Hawkins jail

Man accused of stealing from Sevierville rehab facility, taken back to Hawkins jail

February 26th, 2014 4:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

A man with multiple felony convictions and a long arrest record in Hawkins County dating back more than a decade was offered an opportunity Monday to turn his life around in drug rehabilitation.

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KPD: Short knew her 'brutal' killer

KPD: Short knew her 'brutal' killer

February 26th, 2014 2:08 pm by Rain Smith

More than 100 police interviews in four states have led to an arrest in the 2011 murder of a Kingsport woman, with police saying the suspect and victim were acquaintances.

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Update: Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

Update: Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

February 26th, 2014 12:07 am by Rain Smith

Jonathan Lynn Slemp, 42, is currently held on $300,000 bond, charged with first-degree murder, felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.

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Lawyer requests extra jail time for defendant with 'drug problem'

Lawyer requests extra jail time for defendant with 'drug problem'

February 25th, 2014 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

A Southwest Virginia man convicted of shoplifting will spend the next two years in prison after his attorney took the unusual step Tuesday of requesting more jail time to allow his client to deal with a drug addiction.

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