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'Gravel' drug seized in early morning raid at Kingsport motel

'Gravel' drug seized in early morning raid at Kingsport motel

November 12th, 2013 11:41 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A short police pursuit and woman found hiding in a basement has led to the seizure of a large quantity of "gravel" at a Kingsport motel, according to police.

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Johnson City man accused of holding knife to woman's throat, ramming car into tree

Johnson City man accused of holding knife to woman's throat, ramming car into tree

November 12th, 2013 11:31 am by Staff Report

Jerry E. Leary was arrested after a series of events that began with an argument at Smokey Bones and ended in a parking lot at AT&T Mobility.

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Cemetery crash and visit to lawyer net East Tennessee man consecutive DUI charges

Cemetery crash and visit to lawyer net East Tennessee man consecutive DUI charges

November 11th, 2013 8:49 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Robert Lee Berkheimer has racked up three DUI charged in a month including arrests last week on consecutive days — first after driving through a cemetery, and then on the way to his lawyer’s office in Rogersville.

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Off the Wall News: Man sentenced for sex with pool raft

Off the Wall News: Man sentenced for sex with pool raft

November 11th, 2013 10:24 am by Norwalk Reflector

The Ohio man was arrested on accusations that he stepped out his back door naked in June and had “sexual relations with a rubber pool float."

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Johnson City man sentenced to 9 years in child porn case

Johnson City man sentenced to 9 years in child porn case

November 11th, 2013 10:16 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

A Johnson City man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison after law enforcement discovered more than 400 images and 50 videos of child pornography on his computer, including 21 known videos of child rape.

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Johnson City man accused of choking woman

Johnson City man accused of choking woman

November 11th, 2013 9:44 am by Staff Report

The alleged incident took place at Park Place Apartments on Bell Ridge Road.

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Update: Former Johnson City Jail superintendent charged with stealing more than $60K, son charged with theft over $10K

Update: Former Johnson City Jail superintendent charged with stealing more than $60K, son charged with theft over $10K

November 8th, 2013 5:36 pm by Becky Campbell

Johnson City’s former jail superintendent was arrested Friday, accused of stealing more than $60,000 over an eight-year period from the Johnson City-Washington County Boys and Girls Club by billing for inmate supervision he performed as a paid city employ

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2 Tennessee College of Applied Technology teachers fired in wake of arrests

2 Tennessee College of Applied Technology teachers fired in wake of arrests

November 8th, 2013 4:43 pm by John Thompson

The Tennessee Board of Regents announced the termination of the employment contracts of David Scott Simerly and Joseph T. Churchwell.

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Vandals loot Sullivan Baptist Association retreat center

Vandals loot Sullivan Baptist Association retreat center

November 8th, 2013 4:15 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The incident was discovered Thursday by a caretaker.

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Gergish indicted on witness-coercion charge, nine others indicted

Gergish indicted on witness-coercion charge, nine others indicted

November 8th, 2013 9:14 am by Becky Campbell

More indictments this week from a Washington County grand jury include several statutory rape and aggravated assault cases as well as a man charged with coercion of a witness in a murder case.

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