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DUI suspect asleep in driveway with foot on brake of car running in gear

DUI suspect asleep in driveway with foot on brake of car running in gear

February 2nd, 2015 3:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police later found out the car was running, and was in "drive," and was only being held in place by the unconscious driver's foot on the brake.

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Cracked!: Kingsport men arrested for stealing safe

Cracked!: Kingsport men arrested for stealing safe

February 2nd, 2015 2:21 pm by Nick Shepherd

Would-be safe thieves had their plot foiled when neighbors saw them flipping a safe across a parking lot and informed police. The kicker? The safe was completely empty.

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Purse thief identified, arrested thanks to public's help

Purse thief identified, arrested thanks to public's help

February 2nd, 2015 10:00 am by Staff reports

Callers identified the man as Jeffrey Lunsford, 48, Lories Lane, Piney Flats. Lunsford reportedly admitted to stealing the purse after speaking with detectives, the release stated.

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'Snitch' gets jailhouse beating, scam swindles couple and more this week in crime

'Snitch' gets jailhouse beating, scam swindles couple and more this week in crime

January 31st, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Jan. 23 through Jan. 30.

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Music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

January 31st, 2015 1:35 am by Associated Press

Sheriff's deputies booked Marion "Suge" Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, on suspicion of murder after they said he hit and killed a man with his pickup truck, injured another and then fled.

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Woman found guilty of vehicular homicide in Piney Flats crash

Woman found guilty of vehicular homicide in Piney Flats crash

January 30th, 2015 4:20 pm by Rain Smith

A Johnson City woman has been convicted of vehicular homicide by intoxication, stemming from a Piney Flats crash where she slammed into the side of another motorist just a block from his home.

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KPD: Trio swipes $1,800 in merchandise from Walmart

KPD: Trio swipes $1,800 in merchandise from Walmart

January 30th, 2015 2:20 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are seeking information on felony shoplifting suspects, saying they walked out of Walmart with a wide range of clothing, household items and tools.

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Police: Son's claim that pot dealer took his father's guns bogus

Police: Son's claim that pot dealer took his father's guns bogus

January 29th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County teen who reportedly told police his father's guns were stolen by armed would-be marijuana dealers who robbed him under the pretense of delivering drugs was charged Monday with theft and filing a false report.

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Man allegedly steals cash, checks, meds at gas station

Man allegedly steals cash, checks, meds at gas station

January 29th, 2015 3:00 pm by Staff Report

Police are seeking information on the man pictured, saying that he recently swiped a purse out of a woman's vehicle while she was briefly in a store with her grandchildren.

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Group to examine Tennessee sentencing laws, recidivism

Group to examine Tennessee sentencing laws, recidivism

January 29th, 2015 8:05 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years, and the state's recidivism rate is averaging around 44 to 45 percent. That's the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.

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