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The week in crime

The week in crime

February 15th, 2014 11:57 am by Staff reports

This week's crime stories include the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office rounding up suspects, an elderly Blountville woman being raped, three Scott County officers being suspended and a train vs a pedestrian

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Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

February 15th, 2014 9:41 am by Associated Press

An Arizona jail inmate who escaped by climbing two walls and crawling through razor wire and was reportedly meeting his sweetheart on Valentine's Day is back in custody.

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State suspends  cemetery owner/operator in Hawkins

State suspends cemetery owner/operator in Hawkins

February 14th, 2014 4:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak entered an order of summary suspension against Vickie L. Ringley, 52, 536 Carters Valley Loop, Rogersville - owner and operator of Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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Cell phone records connect suspects in arson, insurance fraud scheme

Cell phone records connect suspects in arson, insurance fraud scheme

February 14th, 2014 1:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two Surgoinsville men have been charged with arson and insurance fraud in connection with a 2012 scheme to get rid of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe which later resulted in a $28,054 insurance settlement

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Train vs pedestrian report leads police to marijuana, mushroom growing operation

Train vs pedestrian report leads police to marijuana, mushroom growing operation

February 14th, 2014 12:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Southern Railroad engineer thought he'd struck a man late Thursday night in Surgoinsville who was flashing his middle finger at the approaching train and then tried to jump off the tracks at the last second.

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Blountville man who ran over girlfriend sentenced in Scott

Blountville man who ran over girlfriend sentenced in Scott

February 13th, 2014 8:27 pm by Wes Bunch

Argie Bryan Baker, 30, of Blountville, was given a 20-year sentence with 10 years suspended by 30th Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea as a result of his December 2013 conviction on a single count of felony malicious wounding.

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KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

February 13th, 2014 1:53 pm by Rain Smith

A pickup allegedly traveling on snowy Fort Henry Drive shortly after midnight with no headlights activated has spurred a pair of drug arrests.

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Update: JC pharmacist charged with attempted murder of wife

Update: JC pharmacist charged with attempted murder of wife

February 13th, 2014 9:58 am by NET News Service

A Johnson City pharmacist is accused of trying to kill his wife with an injection of medicine. She had reportedly been treated for the past several weeks for an unknown condition that required her to be hospitalized on three different occasions.

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Seven Elizabethton students charged in school bus vandalism incident

Seven Elizabethton students charged in school bus vandalism incident

February 12th, 2014 5:20 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — The boys are accused of placing sugar in the fuel tanks of 14 Elizabethton school buses and puncturing seven tires on the buses in the early morning hours of Feb. 3.

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Hiltons man charged in Kingsport crash that killed teen driver

Hiltons man charged in Kingsport crash that killed teen driver

February 12th, 2014 4:41 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Jerry Wayne Patrick, 61, of 168 Weeping Willow Drive, Hiltons, Va., is charged with criminally negligent homicide, performing an illegal U-turn and failure to exercise due care. The crash occurred on Nov. 30 along Lynn Garden Drive.

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