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Sheriff: Jonesborough resident heard daughter's screams, found woman standing in doorway

Staff Report • Feb 28, 2014 at 4:39 PM

After a Jonesborough resident reported finding a woman standing in her daughter’s doorway, a Johnson City woman was arrested on an aggravated burglary charge Friday.

Sheriff Ed Graybeal said a woman at 1905 Highway 81N in Jonesborough awoke to her dog barking and the screams of her 7-year-old daughter before going to her daughter’s room and seeing 45-year-old Diane Minton, of 2926 Chestnut Lane, standing in the doorway.

Minton left before deputies got there, but they found her on nearby Harmony Road soon after.

She was brought to the Washington County Detention Center, where she was held on $20,000 bond pending arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.