Johnson City Press Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Sex offender charged with raping mentally handicapped man in Unicoi Co.

Sex offender charged with raping mentally handicapped man in Unicoi Co.

June 19th, 2015 10:07 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Richard Lee Belk also is charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Tennessee.

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Johnson City man charged with Gray burglary

Johnson City man charged with Gray burglary

June 19th, 2015 9:28 am by Staff Report

Seeing a prowler peeking into windows, a Gray resident fled from home Tuesday and dialed 911.

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Shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 8:53 am by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

A former friend who had reconnected with the man accused of a shooting massacre inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, said Dylann Storm Roof had become an avowed racist.

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Elizabethton police detain man after shots fired on Tipton Street

Elizabethton police detain man after shots fired on Tipton Street

June 18th, 2015 7:15 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton Police Department took a man into custody Wednesday evening who had fired several shots from a residence and refused to comply with orders from the police.

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Accused Tree Streets burglar picks up more charges

Accused Tree Streets burglar picks up more charges

June 18th, 2015 6:58 pm by Staff Report

A Johnson City teen arrested earlier this week on a charge that he burglarized a neighbor's home picked up additional charges on Wednesday from an unrelated burglary.

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2 Johnson City men accuse each other of knife threat

2 Johnson City men accuse each other of knife threat

June 18th, 2015 6:42 pm by Staff Report

Derrick Smith and David Caldwell were each charged with aggravated domestic assault.

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Friend says accused shooter in Charleston church massacre ranted about race

Friend says accused shooter in Charleston church massacre ranted about race

June 18th, 2015 6:13 pm by MITCH WEISS, MEG KINNARD, and JACOB JORDAN, Associated Press

Nine people, including the pastor, were killed.

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Johnson City bank employee accused of embezzling expense claims

Johnson City bank employee accused of embezzling expense claims

June 18th, 2015 5:17 pm by Staff Report

Debra Ann Paton, Kingsport, was charged with theft of property over $1,000.

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Feds charge state Rep. Joe Armstrong with fraud, tax evasion

Feds charge state Rep. Joe Armstrong with fraud, tax evasion

June 18th, 2015 10:22 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been indicted on federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax in 2007.

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UPDATE: Charleston shooting suspect arrested during traffic stop in NC

UPDATE: Charleston shooting suspect arrested during traffic stop in NC

June 18th, 2015 9:51 am by Russ Bynum, Associated Press

An intense manhunt was under way Thursday for a young white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor, in what authorities called a hate crime.

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