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The Police Blotter returns with the avid BBQ chef, the sweet smell of shoplifting and more

The Police Blotter returns with the avid BBQ chef, the sweet smell of shoplifting and more

July 8th, 2014 7:03 pm by Staff Report

Also inside: Persistent stupidity, an olive branch gets denied and more!

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Arrested Gallery updated with latest mugshots

Arrested Gallery updated with latest mugshots

July 8th, 2014 3:56 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Press Arrested Gallery has been updated with a week's worth of mugshots for your viewing pleasure.

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Gray man, accused of shooting at THP trooper, sentenced to prison on federal weapons charge

Gray man, accused of shooting at THP trooper, sentenced to prison on federal weapons charge

July 8th, 2014 3:47 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Derrick Dakota Kitzmiller appeared in U.S. District Court in Greeneville on Monday.

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Johnson City man charged with failing to pay title loan

Johnson City man charged with failing to pay title loan

July 8th, 2014 3:40 pm by Staff Report

Police said David M. Phillips took the vehicle out of state to avoid it being repossessed.

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Four charged in East Tennessee prostitution sting

Four charged in East Tennessee prostitution sting

July 8th, 2014 12:12 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The raid occurred after an undercover operation at Royal Spa in Seymour revealed the women were charging patrons for sexual acts and also did not possess valid massage therapist licenses in Tennessee, officials said.

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Man accused of choking girlfriend at Johnson City motel

Man accused of choking girlfriend at Johnson City motel

July 8th, 2014 9:12 am by Staff Report

Police were called to the Interstate Inn about 11:30 Monday night.

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DA: Accused Myrtle Ave. shooter should have been in jail

DA: Accused Myrtle Ave. shooter should have been in jail

July 7th, 2014 10:04 pm by Becky Campbell

Moses A. "Lucky" Ballard has been in and out of jail and prison since 1999, and it looks like he might be there a while if he's convicted of the current charges against him.

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Siblings arrested after chase in dad's stolen car

Siblings arrested after chase in dad's stolen car

July 7th, 2014 9:43 pm by NET News Service

A Hawkins County brother and sister are facing numerous charges related to the theft of their father's vehicle Sunday evening, and a subsequent high-speed chase with police that included gunfire and ended in a crash.

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Officer: 'Preacher' said God would strike him dead

Officer: 'Preacher' said God would strike him dead

July 7th, 2014 9:29 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County man who was found preaching in the middle of Main Street in Surgoinsville early Saturday morning claimed God was in him, but his arresting officer alleges that a large quantity of alcohol was in him as well.

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Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

July 7th, 2014 7:11 pm by David Cobb, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 56-year-old man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses said he lit fire to a Hixson home with his three-month-old baby inside this weekend.

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