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Woman allegedly beats daughter for not attending church

Woman allegedly beats daughter for not attending church

April 7th, 2014 3:34 pm by Rain Smith

The teenage victim — who had a cut to the head and was bleeding from the nose — told police that her mother had retrieved a belt when she refused to get up and go to church.

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April Fools' text spurs emergency response

April Fools' text spurs emergency response

April 3rd, 2014 5:16 pm by Rain Smith

Police and fire personnel were dispatched to a Kingsport apartment on a report of injury, forcibly making entry after receiving no answer at the door.

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Liquored up man attacks friend, police

Liquored up man attacks friend, police

March 31st, 2014 4:47 pm by Rain Smith

While "watching wrestling and drinking liquor" the suspect began throwing punches for "no apparent reason," then took a "fighting stance" with responding officers.

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Reckless driving blamed on low fuel, robbers

Reckless driving blamed on low fuel, robbers

March 27th, 2014 4:45 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect ran a stop sign to enter West Stone Drive — forcing a pair of other drivers to, "abruptly skid to avoid a collision" — with police later locating a syringe "between his buttocks."

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Intoxicated man wrecks moped during beer run

Intoxicated man wrecks moped during beer run

March 25th, 2014 2:12 pm by Rain Smith

According to police, the man "openly admitted that if he hadn't been drinking that he wouldn't have wrecked his moped."

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Man demands own arrest after berating clerk

Man demands own arrest after berating clerk

March 20th, 2014 4:00 pm by Rain Smith

While responding to a disturbance at a motel on Airport Parkway, police found a man in the breezeway, "yelling and screaming at the clerk." The frightened employee had taken up position "behind a locked door."

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Report of stolen pot money prompts three arrests

Report of stolen pot money prompts three arrests

March 17th, 2014 3:51 pm by Rain Smith

A man told police that the seller claimed to have "lost the pot" but wouldn't return his money, so he sat down on the couch and refused to leave.

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Man reports infected toenail as gunshot wound

Man reports infected toenail as gunshot wound

March 13th, 2014 1:37 pm by Rain Smith

A man repeatedly dialed 911 to report being shot, even after a responding officer observed the "injuries" and told him to "sober up." He was eventually booked into jail, making unusual use of his one phone call.

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Man assaults pregnant woman over chores

Man assaults pregnant woman over chores

March 10th, 2014 3:12 pm by Rain Smith

Officers responded to a dispute at a Kingsport residence, where a man became irate with his girlfriend for, "not cleaning the house fast enough."

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Shoplifters return swiped goods overnight

Shoplifters return swiped goods overnight

March 7th, 2014 11:19 am by Rain Smith

A shop on Bloomingdale Road reported the theft of an air compressor from a sidewalk during business hours. When she arrived at work the next morning the stolen compressor had been returned, and was sitting outside.

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