Hawkins County Criminal Court Judge John Dugger rejected a four yea plea agreement Friday for one of three men accused in a $180,000 Surgoinsville burglary and theft after the victim stated in court he’d rather see a trial.
A former Hawkins County teacher who admittedly had a sexual affair with a 15-year-old student in 2017 was sentenced to four years probation Friday as part of a plea agreement that reduced her charge from a Class B to a Class D felony.
Former water superintendent Shawn Everett Hatchett is scheduled to plead guilty on April 29 in his 60-count theft and misconduct case.
Although Edmond Stanley was originally charged with first degree murder, he was indicted in 2018 on the charge of vehicular homicide, a Class C felony punishable by 3-6 years if convicted, and pleaded Feb. 3 to an even lesser charge.
A Hamblen County man accused of shooting is girlfriend's mother to death in 2014 in Hawkins County, and then wounding his girlfriend with a gunshot in Morristown a short time later, will represent himself in a murder trial that is now set for October of 2020 in Rogersville.
“You're not going to have contact with these people. If you see them at Walmart, turn around and go the other way. ... Live your separate lives.” — Judge John Dugger
As of Monday, Michael Jeremiah Franklin, 22, of Rogersville, was being held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending arraignment in Criminal Court on Dec. 13.
Hawkins County man who allegedly created an online Tumblr account last year that he used to store and share more than 100 child porn images was sentenced Friday in Hawkins County Criminal Court to eight years.
A Kingsport man who was originally charged with with two counts of rape of a child against children ages 7 and 9 that occurred in 2016 was sentenced to 16 years Friday as part of a plea agreement.
A Hawkins County woman who caused the death of her passenger and critically injured an elderly couple in a 2017 wrong-way crash on Highway 11-W in Mooresburg was sentenced to four years Friday in Criminal Court.
The former Hawkins County constable who resigned earlier this year after being charged with two felonies for conducting a traffic stop two weeks before he took office, was sentenced to probation last week.
A Rogersville man who crashed his lawn tractor on Rt. 66S in May, seriously injuring a passenger who was riding in a trailer, was indicted last week by the Hawkins County Grand Jury for vehicular assault.
What the four suspects didn’t know at the time of the robbery was the parking lot of the apartment complex where the robbery took place was under video surveillance, and the HCSO was able to identify the suspects from that footage.
The Hawkins County Grand Jury indicted two men on separate unrelated felony evading arrest charges earlier this month, oe who fled police in a stolen truck, and the other who picked up is 4th and 5th evading charges since 2016.
When the contractor arrived at the Rogersville house he was surprised to find former employee Aaron Morelock hiding out there. Morelock’s former coworkers offered to go buy his breakfast and bring it back, but sent police instead.