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Hawkins jailer fired for ‘putting hands on inmate’

Hawkins jailer fired for ‘putting hands on inmate’

September 22nd, 2013 4:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

The firing of jail officer Scott Winkle comes on the heels of former Hawkins County jail officer Roy Junior Mathes being formally charged Wednesday with misdemeanor assault on an inmate stemming from a February incident.

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JC man charged in bathtub killing due in court

JC man charged in bathtub killing due in court

September 21st, 2013 1:13 pm by Associated Press

A Johnson City man granted a new trial in the drowning his wife in a bathtub is due in court in the coming week.

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Trial date set for 3 in slayings of homeless

Trial date set for 3 in slayings of homeless

September 21st, 2013 12:57 pm by Associated Press

Three people charged with killing a trio of homeless people in Knoxville have been set for trial in 2014.

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Jailer arrested, smoke shop sentencing and more this week in crime

Jailer arrested, smoke shop sentencing and more this week in crime

September 21st, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A review of the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Sept. 13 through Sept. 20.

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Pawn shop owner arrested for no license, wearing customer's jewelry

Pawn shop owner arrested for no license, wearing customer's jewelry

September 20th, 2013 3:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — Tabitha S. Taylor, 37, 895 West Center St., was arrested and charged with converting property obtained by a pawn broker for personal use, violation of the 20-day holding period for precious metal sales and other offenses.

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Man, girlfriend charged with murdering 4 in East Tenn.

Man, girlfriend charged with murdering 4 in East Tenn.

September 20th, 2013 12:31 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A 22-year-old woman and three boys, ages 16 and 17, were found dead in a car on Renegade Mountain on Sept. 12. The suspects are alleged to have attempted to rob two of the victims during a marijuana exchange.

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J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

September 20th, 2013 6:44 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City woman who told police earlier this month she witnessed her boyfriend sexually abuse a 3-year-old girl has been charged with filing a false report for recanting her story.

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Work on jail expansion   set to begin in Duffield

Work on jail expansion set to begin in Duffield

September 19th, 2013 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — The $10 million expansion of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield moved a step closer to becoming reality after Scott County officials recently approved a building permit for the project.

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Man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her daughter

Man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her daughter

September 19th, 2013 4:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The assault allegedly occurred after Rhonda Dorton told her boyfriend she wanted to remove a couch from their home because it reminded her of her deceased daughter.

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Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

September 19th, 2013 1:32 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs Sunday night admitted that he was a little “twisted” and blamed his behavior on the fact that it was “Friday.”

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