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The week in crime

The week in crime

May 10th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include men who plead guilty to murder, a Kingsport man indicted on child rape charges, six Wise County residents arrested for cockfighting and a biker who admitted he had a good buzz.

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Dryden man sentenced for Social Security fraud

Dryden man sentenced for Social Security fraud

May 9th, 2014 11:07 pm by Wes Bunch

Philip Reece, 47, pleaded guilty to more than $90,000 in Social Security fraud was sentenced to six months in prison during an appearance Friday in federal court in Abingdon.

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Former Scott special ed teacher found guilty of abuse of student

Former Scott special ed teacher found guilty of abuse of student

May 9th, 2014 10:51 pm by Wes Bunch

Heather Hogston Lambert, 37, was convicted of a single misdemeanor count of assault and battery during a bench trial held before Scott County Circuit Court Judge John Kilgore.

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Child placed in state custody after mother accused of 'shooting morphine' in liquor store parking lot

Child placed in state custody after mother accused of 'shooting morphine' in liquor store parking lot

May 9th, 2014 5:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman who allegedly admitted to "shooting morphine" in a liquor store parking lot with her 8-month-old child present Thursday afternoon was charged with DUI.

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Culprits who burgled boats in Hawkins gated community likely came by water

Culprits who burgled boats in Hawkins gated community likely came by water

May 9th, 2014 3:11 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three boat burglaries were reported at the Chelaque Way gated community Monday, and the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office was trying to make contact with two additional suspected victims who don't live full time in that community.

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Parolee parked on TVA property allegedly found with loaded syringe

Parolee parked on TVA property allegedly found with loaded syringe

May 9th, 2014 2:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

Eric Scott West allegedly told police he didn't initially tell them about the syringe because he knew it would violate his parole.

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Scott County grand jury indicts Kingsport man on felony contractor fraud charges

Scott County grand jury indicts Kingsport man on felony contractor fraud charges

May 9th, 2014 1:01 pm by Wes Bunch

A Sullivan County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the man has also been listed as a suspect by victims in several paving scam cases over the last two years.

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Recovery Court Program helped Ward transform her life in a year

Recovery Court Program helped Ward transform her life in a year

May 8th, 2014 11:59 pm by Jeff Bobo

Patricia Ward's six-year downward spiral into drug addiction began with a doctor's reference to a "pain clinic" for medication to help her back. Six years later, she was desperately addicted to pills.

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Hawkins Recovery Court to celebrate first graduate with ceremony

Hawkins Recovery Court to celebrate first graduate with ceremony

May 8th, 2014 11:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

Recovery Court is a more optimistic name for a program which is more commonly referred to as "Drug Court." It gives nonviolent offenders with a drug problem an opportunity to receive treatment instead of jail time.

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Man accused of fleeing police, leaving behind 47 syringes nabbed a year later

Man accused of fleeing police, leaving behind 47 syringes nabbed a year later

May 8th, 2014 12:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who has been wanted for a year after allegedly escaping a police pursuit, leaving behind 47 syringes and an empty vodka bottle in his car, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Kingsport.

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