Johnson City Press Friday, March 27, 2015
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Mom of 5-year-old who died after being forced to eat cigarette butts sentenced

Mom of 5-year-old who died after being forced to eat cigarette butts sentenced

March 20th, 2015 8:45 pm by Ben Benton, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The mother of the 5-year-old Rhea County boy who died in 2013 from injuries sustained at his home near Spring City netted a 60-year prison sentence in a guilty plea this week.

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FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

March 20th, 2015 8:40 pm by JOHNNY CLARK, Associated Press and JEFF AMY, Associated Press

An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide.

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UPDATE: Austin Springs home invasion led to discovery of several large bags of pot, police say

UPDATE: Austin Springs home invasion led to discovery of several large bags of pot, police say

March 20th, 2015 3:43 pm by Staff Report

Mark Dakota Whitson was arrested after an early morning 911 call about a disturbance led Johnson City police to 277 S. Austin Springs Road.

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Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

March 20th, 2015 12:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A former Kingsport alderman who currently serves on multiple community boards and commissions has been arrested, accused of sexual battery on a disabled woman at a business that he owns.

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Caught on video: Johnson City man charged with forging $3,500 in checks

Caught on video: Johnson City man charged with forging $3,500 in checks

March 20th, 2015 11:41 am by Staff Report

Larry Brian Shelton was arrested Friday.

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Update: 2 children found in house with meth lab discovered in Unicoi, sheriff says

Update: 2 children found in house with meth lab discovered in Unicoi, sheriff says

March 19th, 2015 9:44 pm by Staff Report

A Unicoi County couple was arrested earlier this week after officials with the county Sheriff's Department found a methamphetamine lab inside their residence, Sheriff Mike Hensley said in a release issued Thursday.

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Cruiser caper: Kingsport police look for replica stolen from cop's son

Cruiser caper: Kingsport police look for replica stolen from cop's son

March 19th, 2015 11:52 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Car 54, where are you?

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Tennessee fugitive wanted on child sex charges arrested in Florida

Tennessee fugitive wanted on child sex charges arrested in Florida

March 19th, 2015 11:02 am by Staff Report

Edward William Tarras Jr. had been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list since Aug. 19, four days after he cut off his tracking bracelet and fled the state.

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Felon had stolen gun, crack, coke and marijuana in downtown Johnson City traffic stop, police say

Felon had stolen gun, crack, coke and marijuana in downtown Johnson City traffic stop, police say

March 19th, 2015 10:08 am by Staff Report

Ernest Weaver was a passenger in a vehicle police stopped in the area of Buffalo and West Main streets.

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West Johnson City crash results in 'gravel' discovery, 2 arrests

West Johnson City crash results in 'gravel' discovery, 2 arrests

March 19th, 2015 9:40 am by Staff Report

Alerted by a 911 caller that one of the drivers was trying to flee the scene of the crash, police responded to the crash at Leisure Lane and West Market Street about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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