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Man pulls gun during child visitation

Man pulls gun during child visitation

December 12th, 2013 2:36 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect held a gun to his estranged wife's head and asked, "Are you ready to end this?" When she punched him in the stomach he conceded, "I guess you're not," then placed the pistol in his pocket.

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DUI suspect parrots police radio

DUI suspect parrots police radio

December 9th, 2013 3:06 pm by Rain Smith

A deputy responded to a crash on Bloomingdale Road, locating a Mazda pickup over an embankment. The driver was found walking in the road on unsteady feet and addressed the officer with slurred speech.

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Caller boasts about  'country boy ingenuity' to dispatcher

Caller boasts about 'country boy ingenuity' to dispatcher

December 5th, 2013 3:23 pm by Rain Smith

A man in Wise called 911 to find out who was knocking on his door, asking a dispatcher if it's the police.

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Stalker crashes while fleeing from scene of vandalism

Stalker crashes while fleeing from scene of vandalism

December 3rd, 2013 11:31 am by Rain Smith

Shortly before 2 a.m. a woman and her boyfriend heard a noise outside their Bristol home. They found the tires on “several” vehicles had been slashed, then spotted the woman’s ex-boyfriend speeding away in his pickup.

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Man threatens to shoot cop for traffic stop

Man threatens to shoot cop for traffic stop

December 2nd, 2013 9:33 am by Rain Smith

An officer observed a vehicle traveling with its bright lights activated, shining into the eyes of oncoming motorists. A stop found the driver’s license was suspended, while a passenger began yelling, “There was no reason to stop them.”

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Telephone ban fuels teen's knife attack on family

Telephone ban fuels teen's knife attack on family

November 27th, 2013 1:05 pm by Rain Smith

Officers were called to a Rogersville home after a 14-year-old went berserk over use of the phone. According to her mother, the girl had been banned from making calls after getting in trouble at school.

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Party invite via 911 lands man in jail

Party invite via 911 lands man in jail

November 21st, 2013 1:37 pm by Rain Smith

Despite being warned about his "numerous" non-emergency calls to police, an intoxicated Kingsport man dialed 911 to invite officers to a cookout.

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Coffee fuels assault with scissors

Coffee fuels assault with scissors

November 18th, 2013 4:31 pm by Rain Smith

A Piney Flats woman, 24, told police that she had been arguing with her father, "over coffee....where it was and why it was moved."

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Shoplifter Tasered after running across Stone Drive

Shoplifter Tasered after running across Stone Drive

November 14th, 2013 2:49 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly before noon Walmart personnel caught a Kentucky woman — who is "banned from all Walmarts across the country" — attempting to steal a tablet. The female was apprehended, but her male companion attempted to flee.

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Man arrested after arguing with cops over music

Man arrested after arguing with cops over music

November 12th, 2013 2:38 pm by Rain Smith

When told he'd have to keep his music down the man refused, telling police he was inside his home and, "This is America."

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