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This week in crime

This week in crime

December 20th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff reports

This week's stories include a dentist facing TennCare fraud, a Kingsport man accused of shaking a baby resulting in severe brain damage, gunfire at a Kingsport shopping center, among others

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Up in smoke: Meth suspects elude cop with chemical cloud

Up in smoke: Meth suspects elude cop with chemical cloud

December 19th, 2014 3:34 pm by Nick Shepherd

A high-speed pursuit in Southwest Virginia resulted in a deputy crashing his cruiser after acid, which was allegedly tossed out of a window by meth suspects, created a cloud of gas on the highway.

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'Helping the FBI' nets man felony charges

'Helping the FBI' nets man felony charges

December 19th, 2014 11:18 am by Rain Smith

A frightened female motorist's 911 call has landed a man in the Sullivan County jail, as he allegedly attempted to run the woman off the road multiple times in a high-speed chase — then explained his actions as "helping the FBI in a manhunt."

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Police apprehend Kingsport child neglect, assault suspect

Police apprehend Kingsport child neglect, assault suspect

December 19th, 2014 10:18 am by Nick Shepherd

Daniel Powell had been wanted since Sunday, when he allegedly forced his way inside an apartment to attack his girlfriend, then fled with his 13-month-old child.

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Maryville man sentenced in fake adoption scheme

Maryville man sentenced in fake adoption scheme

December 19th, 2014 8:32 am by Associated Press

According to the U.S. attorney's office in Knoxville, Kevin Scott Thibault represented himself as an attorney, gave the foster parents fake adoption papers and obtained at least $400,000.

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Man accused of attack with knife to get his tobacco

Man accused of attack with knife to get his tobacco

December 19th, 2014 12:26 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man allegedly told police he wasn't going to kill his "guardian" Monday afternoon. Sammy Joe Hicks reportedly admitted he just wanted to "cut her a little."

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Youth detention center increases security, to adoptive more incentives instead of punitive model

Youth detention center increases security, to adoptive more incentives instead of punitive model

December 18th, 2014 11:32 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Actions are response to Sept. 1 escape or more than 30 teenagers.

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Woman arrested after allegedly showing gun to Gray School receptionist

Woman arrested after allegedly showing gun to Gray School receptionist

December 18th, 2014 6:10 pm by NET News Service

According to the affidavit of complaint, Sheri Traylor told the receptionist she would be willing to "take care of it" if someone came in the door.

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Lee County warrant leads to drugs, arrests

Lee County warrant leads to drugs, arrests

December 18th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Looking for a person wanted on an arrest warrant led Pennington Gap police to arrest two different people on drug charges, according to press release.

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KPD: Motorist's rage towards estranged wife prompts felony charges

KPD: Motorist's rage towards estranged wife prompts felony charges

December 18th, 2014 11:44 am by Rain Smith

Police are searching for a man who allegedly pursued his estranged wife on multiple Kingsport streets — striking her vehicle with his own on East Stone Drive — then side-swiping another motorist while fleeing an attempted traffic stop.

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