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Man charged after shooting himself

July 27th, 2015 3:41 pm by Rain Smith

Some witnesses said he was waving a handgun in his right hand when it fired, while another said it was in his pocket when he was pushed down, causing the weapon to discharge.

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Elderly man attacked outside of store

Elderly man attacked outside of store

July 24th, 2015 1:33 pm by Rain Smith

An employee of a Kingsport grocery store, along with a pair of customers, reported an elderly man had been pushed to the ground in the parking lot, then Tasered by his assailant.

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Disorderly skateboarder solicits Fun Fest arrest

Disorderly skateboarder solicits Fun Fest arrest

July 22nd, 2015 5:15 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect, 28, ducked to pass beneath a trailer that was backing up on Fort Henry Drive, then "smiled and rode away" when police ordered that he stop. He soon returned, weaving around several pedestrians - and one officer - "in a reckless manner."

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Drug test spurs dust up with boss

Drug test spurs dust up with boss

July 16th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

A man told police that his boss lured him into a vehicle so they could, "take care of something in Gray." Once in transport, the employer fessed up to taking the complainant for a drug test - then refused to stop the car or accept his resignation.

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Court visitor climbs woman, jumps seats to flee arrest

Court visitor climbs woman, jumps seats to flee arrest

July 14th, 2015 3:15 pm by Staff Report

In the lobby he was tackled by an officer, but managed to break free and continue his flight out of the building, into the parking lot.

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Rebel flag revelers get egged

Rebel flag revelers get egged

July 10th, 2015 12:02 pm by Rain Smith

During a rally and parade that solicited hundreds of participants - and dozens of vehicles flying flags of the Confederacy - police were alerted to incidents of vandalism.

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Assault suspect knocks himself out

Assault suspect knocks himself out

July 7th, 2015 2:55 pm by Rain Smith

In responding to a disturbance at Cloud Apartments, officers found two brothers fighting "in the middle of the street." One man ignored police commands to stop and tried to continue his attack, but instead slipped and fell.

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Man shoots neighbor's cat, then self in skull

Man shoots neighbor's cat, then self in skull

July 2nd, 2015 2:40 pm by Rain Smith

In responding to an animal complaint in Church Hill, a woman told police that a neighbor had shot one of her cats with a BB gun. Then, to demonstrate for the irate woman that it wouldn't kill the cat, he placed the barrel to his head.

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Woman loses dog while partying at church

Woman loses dog while partying at church

June 29th, 2015 8:00 pm by Rain Smith

At 12:20 p.m., dispatch was alerted to a suspicious woman "dancing around in the parking lot" of a church in Bristol, then throwing a bottle of vodka onto the lawn.

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Man runs over wife in Bloomingdale

Man runs over wife in Bloomingdale

June 26th, 2015 3:18 pm by Rain Smith

Police responded to Bloomingdale Road after a report of "a woman being thrown from a vehicle." While searching the area they were alerted to a female who had been "ran over and found in a ditch," then taken to a nearby home.

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Cyclist pulls off bizarre buggy theft

Cyclist pulls off bizarre buggy theft

June 24th, 2015 3:32 pm by Rain Smith

In an incident of theft at a grocery store, the suspect was last spotted pedaling a bicycle on John B. Dennis Highway, "pulling the cart with groceries in it."

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