Johnson City Press Thursday, August 21, 2014
Crime
Police: Accused shoplifter hinted that he would shoot cop, challenged to fight

Police: Accused shoplifter hinted that he would shoot cop, challenged to fight

March 18th, 2014 4:34 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

He was charged with retaliation for past actions, a Class E felony.

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14 charged in online child exploitation network

14 charged in online child exploitation network

March 18th, 2014 3:03 pm by Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Fourteen men were charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys across the United States and overseas, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Former Naval Academy football player on trial: Prosecutor says sex assault victim was blacked out from drinking

Former Naval Academy football player on trial: Prosecutor says sex assault victim was blacked out from drinking

March 18th, 2014 2:06 pm by Associated Press

A prosecutor says a woman who accuses a former Naval Academy football player of sexual assault was so drunk at a party that she blacked out and was not able to consent to sex.

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Hearing put off in shooting case after alleged home invasion

Hearing put off in shooting case after alleged home invasion

March 17th, 2014 9:26 pm by Becky Campbell

A preliminary hearing scheduled in an attempted murder case was delayed Monday because the arresting officer is out on maternity leave, the defense attorney in the case said.

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Attorneys ask for prosecutor's removal in Facebook case

Attorneys ask for prosecutor's removal in Facebook case

March 17th, 2014 9:23 pm by Becky Campbell

Three attorneys in a Johnson County first-degree murder case commonly referred to as the Facebook murders filed a motion last week asking a judge to change the trial location, toss a state witness and force the prosecutor to withdraw.

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Report: Bluff City traffic stop nets $20,000 in gravel

Report: Bluff City traffic stop nets $20,000 in gravel

March 17th, 2014 4:46 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Two men were arrested Sunday in Bluff City while allegedly transporting 50 grams of gravel into the area, with police estimating street value of the drugs at approximately $20,000.

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Man accused of burglarizing Johnson City apartment while residents slept

Man accused of burglarizing Johnson City apartment while residents slept

March 17th, 2014 9:06 am by Staff Report

Some Austin Springs Road residents awoke early Sunday morning to find a man they knew burglarizing their apartment, resulting in his arrest, Johnson City police said.

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Two arrested after deputies say meth made with mother, son inside home

Two arrested after deputies say meth made with mother, son inside home

March 16th, 2014 4:51 pm by Max Hrenda

The Carter County Sheriff's Department arrested two people this weekend after discovering an active methamphetamine lab inside one of their mother's homes with a juvenile present.

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Police: Drugs found after car nearly hits pedestrians in downtown Johnson City

Police: Drugs found after car nearly hits pedestrians in downtown Johnson City

March 16th, 2014 1:42 pm by Staff Report

Johnson City police saw a car nearly hit several pedestrians in downtown Johnson City, resulting in a traffic stopped that revealed illegal drugs in the driver's possession, police said Sunday.

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Robbery suspect caught after chase

Robbery suspect caught after chase

March 15th, 2014 8:30 pm by Staff Reports

A Kingsport man was arrested after police said he robbed a convenience store and led them on a brief chase down Memorial Boulevard.

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