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Kingsport police file no charges against man shot in standoff

Kingsport police file no charges against man shot in standoff

June 20th, 2013 1:59 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police have filed no charges against a man who allegedly attempted to flee officers as they served warrants for his arrest, igniting a standoff that ended when he was shot in the abdomen after making "threatening gestures."

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Judge denies motion to dismiss misconduct charges against ex-Unicoi Co. sheriff Harris

Judge denies motion to dismiss misconduct charges against ex-Unicoi Co. sheriff Harris

June 20th, 2013 1:23 pm by Brad Hicks

The trial of former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris on multiple counts of official misconduct will begin on July 8 as planned.

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Johnson City traffic stop results in habitual motor offender charge

Johnson City traffic stop results in habitual motor offender charge

June 20th, 2013 9:40 am by Staff Report

Police said Anthony Forney was arrested after he ran a stop sign.

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Man accused of shoplifting, selling cards

Man accused of shoplifting, selling cards

June 19th, 2013 9:37 pm by Staff Reports

An Elizabethton man was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into a shoplifting at a Johnson City department store, according to a police news release.

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Man faces multiple charges after reportedly drag racing

Man faces multiple charges after reportedly drag racing

June 19th, 2013 9:27 pm by Staff Reports

A Johnson City man was cited with multiple charges after police saw him reportedly drag racing on his motorcycle on June 12, according to a police report.

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Methed-out man mistakes girlfriend for daughter

Methed-out man mistakes girlfriend for daughter

June 19th, 2013 2:14 pm by Staff Report

A Roan Mountain man’s hallucination after using meth made him think his girlfriend was his daughter. The girlfriend ran out of the house after the man began assaulting her and threatening to kill her.

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Police: 2 arrested after drugs, gun found in Johnson City traffic stop

Police: 2 arrested after drugs, gun found in Johnson City traffic stop

June 19th, 2013 12:54 pm by Becky Campbell

Two Georgia men were arrested Tuesday night after police stopped the driver for speeding and discovered drugs and a weapon in the vehicle, according to court documents.

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Man charged with attempted murder in Kingsport stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder in Kingsport stabbing

June 19th, 2013 9:45 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Kingsport man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly pursuing his wife to the home of a friend during a domestic dispute, then stabbing her acquaintance three times in the driveway.

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Blue Plum bike patrols start downtown festival police trend

Blue Plum bike patrols start downtown festival police trend

June 19th, 2013 4:11 am by Kayla Carter

Johnson City police link their use of bike patrols during the 2013 Blue Plum Festival to a decrease in that festival’s crime rate and their use of bike patrols will be increased for all downtown festivals.

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One-pot meth bottle found in Carter County creek

One-pot meth bottle found in Carter County creek

June 18th, 2013 5:05 pm by STAFF REPORT

ELIZABETHTON — A plastic bottle believed to have been used to manufacture methamphetamine was found in a creek over the weekend.

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