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This week in crime

This week in crime

April 18th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

A man was charged with setting two people on fire and killing them, the KPD and FBI are searching for a bank robber, a shoe thief and a spring cleaning drug round up are among the stories this week in crime

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Tennessee lawmaker arrested on drunken driving charge

Tennessee lawmaker arrested on drunken driving charge

April 17th, 2015 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Nashville police stopped Rep. Bill Beck on Friday morning and arrested him after he declined to complete a roadside sobriety or a breath alcohol test. Beck is a first-term Democrat who represents portions of downtown and eastern Nashville.

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Feds sentence three Wise County residents in synthetics distribution case

Feds sentence three Wise County residents in synthetics distribution case

April 16th, 2015 9:30 pm by Stephen Igo

Seven defendants, including three Wise County residents, have been sentenced in federal court as a result of a multi-agency investigation into the distribution of synthetic cannabinoids (synthetic pot) in Wise County and Gainesville, Fla.

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Sullivan arrestee gloats about 'thrill' of slicing man's neck

Sullivan arrestee gloats about 'thrill' of slicing man's neck

April 16th, 2015 1:48 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport resident has been arrested for allegedly slicing open a man's neck with a razor knife, then readily fessing up to the incident for police: "Yeah, I cut the (expletive) - it was a thrill."

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Kingsport homicide suspect has prior arson, murder case convictions

Kingsport homicide suspect has prior arson, murder case convictions

April 16th, 2015 12:05 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man accused of killing two people by lighting them on fire was recently arrested for assault against the female victim - and previously convicted in both arson and murder cases in North Carolina.

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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

April 16th, 2015 7:45 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Police arrested a Florida Postal Service worker who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after flying through restricted airspace around the National Mall on Wednesday.

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Burglary suspects in rain soaked clothes pretended to be asleep

Burglary suspects in rain soaked clothes pretended to be asleep

April 15th, 2015 9:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

"They said they were just real sweaty. We said, why are you sweaty, and they said we had scared them when we came in. I said, you must have sweated that grass in the bed too."

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KPD, FBI seek man who held up Stone Drive bank

KPD, FBI seek man who held up Stone Drive bank

April 15th, 2015 6:17 pm by Staff

A suspect was captured on surveillance video. He appears to be a white male, in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches in height with a stocky build. He has short hair and a thin mustache and goatee.

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Victim jailed for bogus stabbing report

Victim jailed for bogus stabbing report

April 15th, 2015 3:44 pm by Rain Smith

A stabbing victim who allegedly lied about being attacked outside of a Kingsport convenience store has turned himself in to police, though an investigation into where, why and how the assault actually occurred is continuing.

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Update: Man charged with two counts of murder in Kingsport house fire

Update: Man charged with two counts of murder in Kingsport house fire

April 15th, 2015 12:51 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police report that their suspect, Paul Henry Robinson, 56, returned to the scene with singed hair and skin, prompting a trip to the police department for further questioning.

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