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Walmart shoplifter wanted in three states sentenced to three years in Hawkins

Walmart shoplifter wanted in three states sentenced to three years in Hawkins

October 22nd, 2013 10:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A North Carolina man wanted in three other states for alleged massive shoplifting expeditions through Walmart stores was sentenced to three years last week for attempting to steal $2,300 in merchandise from a Rogersville Walmart in July.

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Teens nabbed allegedly trading pills in pharmacy parking lot moments after filling prescription

Teens nabbed allegedly trading pills in pharmacy parking lot moments after filling prescription

October 22nd, 2013 2:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

Less than 10 minutes after launching a new pharmacy parking lot surveillance program Monday night Hawkins County narcotics detectives observed their first alleged illegal drug transaction.

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Police: Kingsport man accidentally shoots girlfriend, both charged

Police: Kingsport man accidentally shoots girlfriend, both charged

October 22nd, 2013 10:39 am by Rain Smith

Claims of a shooting during a robbery attempt have backfired on a Kingsport couple, according to police, as the woman was actually shot in the buttocks while her boyfriend was "playing" with a gun.

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Rock bottom: Police battle new illicit drug dubbed ‘gravel’

Rock bottom: Police battle new illicit drug dubbed ‘gravel’

October 22nd, 2013 8:26 am by Rain Smith

Local law enforcement are in the early stages of their battle against a new, potent street drug, saying it’s highly addictive and leaves many users with extreme paranoia.

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Men who stole cattle in Hawkins County receive prison sentences

Men who stole cattle in Hawkins County receive prison sentences

October 21st, 2013 9:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Two men who were arrested in May after the cattle they had stolen got loose and attracted the attention of police pleaded guilty last week to theft charges in Hawkins County Criminal Court.

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McPheeters Bend school burglar ransacked office

McPheeters Bend school burglar ransacked office

October 21st, 2013 9:13 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Someone broke into McPheeters Bend Elementary School last week and ransacked the main office, reportedly getting away with a small amount of cash, radios and power cords.

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Gate City woman accused of falsely reporting stabbing to cover up son's involvement in burglaries

Gate City woman accused of falsely reporting stabbing to cover up son's involvement in burglaries

October 21st, 2013 6:55 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Charges are pending against a Southwest Virginia woman who Scott County authorities said falsely reported last week she was stabbed during a home invasion to cover for her son.

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Man allegedly used woman’s text message to set up ambush for rival suitor

Man allegedly used woman’s text message to set up ambush for rival suitor

October 21st, 2013 4:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man allegedly used a woman’s cell phone to ambush a rival male suitor by inviting him over on the pretense of an early morning romantic rendezvous via text message, and then opening fire on him.

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Kingsport man arrested after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in bed

Kingsport man arrested after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in bed

October 21st, 2013 3:56 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Kingsport man was arrested after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend and began punching her in the head while she was lying in bed.

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Bluff City man arrested for allegedly choking girlfriend after being hit with screen door

Bluff City man arrested for allegedly choking girlfriend after being hit with screen door

October 21st, 2013 1:57 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Bluff City man was arrested after choking his girlfriend when she hit him in the shoulder with a porch door, according to a police report.

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