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The week in crime

The week in crime

July 20th, 2013 12:00 pm by Staff reports

A collection of the top crime stories from the past week.

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Couple plead guilty to stealing firearms from woman’s father

Couple plead guilty to stealing firearms from woman’s father

July 19th, 2013 10:35 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Megan Ball, of Church Hill, and Dustin Ball, of Kingsport, both pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court last week to felony charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny.

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Wet footprints lead to theft charges

Wet footprints lead to theft charges

July 19th, 2013 10:51 am by Nick Shepherd

Wet footprints in the grass led to one Kingsport man’s arrest on theft charges Thursday.

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Hawkins woman has ex arrested on false burglary and assault allegation

Hawkins woman has ex arrested on false burglary and assault allegation

July 19th, 2013 12:34 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman who had her ex-boyfriend arrested early Monday morning based on false allegations of aggravated burglary and assault later admitted her current live-in boyfriend had assaulted her.

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Couple facing charges in theft of FedEx package containing five iPhones

Couple facing charges in theft of FedEx package containing five iPhones

July 18th, 2013 11:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies are looking for a Morristown man who allegedly stole a FedEx package containing iPhones that his girlfriend had accepted for a neighbor. HCSO Detective Ken Sturgill said the items are worth $5,000.

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Update: Three arrested after police find bloody woman crawling for help

Update: Three arrested after police find bloody woman crawling for help

July 18th, 2013 2:53 pm by Rain Smith

Three Kingsport residents have been arrested after a battered woman was spotted crawling to a door for help — directly behind the back of her husband, who was telling officers nothing was wrong.

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Woman charged with exposing Bluff City man, baby to hepatitis C

Woman charged with exposing Bluff City man, baby to hepatitis C

July 18th, 2013 1:48 pm by Rain Smith

A woman has been arrested after allegedly neglecting a Bluff City baby she was left to care for, then attacking the child's irate father when he found she had passed out while drinking moonshine.

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Con artist who targeted Mount Carmel couple claims to be with Justice Department

Con artist who targeted Mount Carmel couple claims to be with Justice Department

July 17th, 2013 10:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — Police said a con artist who bilked a Mount Carmel couple out of nearly $650 by claiming to be with the U.S. Department of Justice also made his caller ID number the same as the local police department.

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Former J.C. nursing home employees plead guilty to abusing patients

Former J.C. nursing home employees plead guilty to abusing patients

July 17th, 2013 1:06 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Three former CNAs accused of spraying Appalachian Christian Village nursing home patients with water just for kicks, and another who failed to report the incidents, pleaded guilty to their charges Tuesday.

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Elderly grocery store owner refuses robber

Elderly grocery store owner refuses robber

July 17th, 2013 12:46 pm by Associated Press

"I said, 'You can have all the Tootsie Rolls you want but I am not opening that cash register,'" recalls store owner Margaretta Wolf, 96.

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