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Woman accuses boyfriend of choking her at Johnson City apartment

Woman accuses boyfriend of choking her at Johnson City apartment

January 30th, 2014 8:06 am by Staff Report

Jerrod Hise was charged with aggravated domestic assault and public intoxication.

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Police say Erwin man tackles pregnant woman, resists arrest

Police say Erwin man tackles pregnant woman, resists arrest

January 29th, 2014 9:09 pm by Brad Hicks

An Erwin man was arrested Monday and is now facing multiple assault charges, including one for allegedly tackling a pregnant woman, after police say a fight between him and his girlfriend escalated.

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Elizabethton liquor store owner accused of groping customer

Elizabethton liquor store owner accused of groping customer

January 29th, 2014 5:27 pm by John Thompson

Carl Ray Nidiffer was cited on a charge of sexual battery.

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Update: Police need help finding woman accused of taking $90K worth of rings from Johnson City jewelry store

Update: Police need help finding woman accused of taking $90K worth of rings from Johnson City jewelry store

January 29th, 2014 4:33 pm by Becky Campbell

A police report on the incident indicated the woman took three rings — one valued at $45,00, another valued at $25,000 and one valued at $23,800 — she had been looking at.

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Police: Johnson City man used fake check to steal $1,000 from credit union

Police: Johnson City man used fake check to steal $1,000 from credit union

January 29th, 2014 4:13 pm by Staff Report

The man opened a new account, deposited the check and withdrew $1,000, police said.

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Man arrested after seeking drugs at sex shop

Man arrested after seeking drugs at sex shop

January 28th, 2014 3:32 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The clerk at an adult novelty store reported a suspicious customer with a "blank look on his face."

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Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

January 28th, 2014 1:43 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father – an alleged "Bloods" gang member loyal to the color red.

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Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

January 28th, 2014 9:54 am by Becky Campbell

Instead of going to trial on solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of a minor, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Owens was set to enter a guilty plea in Jonesborough on Wednesday.

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Johnson City man charged with raping teen; alleged abuse started when boy was 10

Johnson City man charged with raping teen; alleged abuse started when boy was 10

January 28th, 2014 9:18 am by Becky Campbell

The allegations are that Anthony Eugene Newton first began touching the boy, which brought sexual battery charges, and that led to further sexual contact that would constitute rape.

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Chief deputy says Erwin Pizza Hut employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest

Chief deputy says Erwin Pizza Hut employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest

January 27th, 2014 5:05 pm by Brad Hicks

"The defendant then leaned over the pizza that she had began to slice, and I observed her spit on the pizza" — Unicoi County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Frank Rogers.

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