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Kingsport man nets second murder charge, implicated in third case

Kingsport man nets second murder charge, implicated in third case

April 8th, 2015 11:53 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Jonathan Lynn Slemp, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Gary Lavon Jones.

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UPDATE: TBI releases names of East Tennessee cop, man he shot

UPDATE: TBI releases names of East Tennessee cop, man he shot

April 8th, 2015 11:46 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

About 8 p.m. Tuesday a woman called E-911 dispatcher about a domestic dispute at a home in Maryville.

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Johnson City man tried robbing cab driver, police say

Johnson City man tried robbing cab driver, police say

April 8th, 2015 11:41 am by Staff Report

Anthony Ledbetter was charged with attempted robbery.

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Erwin business owner pleads guilty to attempted tax evasion

Erwin business owner pleads guilty to attempted tax evasion

April 8th, 2015 9:09 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An Erwin business owner arrested in November on 17 charges of of attempted tax evasion pleaded guilty to two of the charges Monday in Unicoi County Criminal Court.

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Massachusetts man still in custody, awaiting extradition

Massachusetts man still in custody, awaiting extradition

April 7th, 2015 9:52 pm by Becky Campbell

A man wanted for a murder in Johnson City remained in custody in a Massachusetts jail Tuesday after his extradition hearing was reset Friday and his bond set at $1 million, according to the Pittsfield (Mass.) District Court clerk's office.

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Feds indict Knox County man for sex trafficking, drugs

Feds indict Knox County man for sex trafficking, drugs

April 7th, 2015 9:22 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A Farragut man arrested during a prostitution sting at a West Knox County motel in 2013 now is indicted on federal charges of sex trafficking by force, as well as felony drug possession.

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White South Carolina cop charged with murder for shooting black man

White South Carolina cop charged with murder for shooting black man - VIDEO

April 7th, 2015 7:59 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

A white South Carolina police officer was charged with murder Tuesday in the weekend shooting death of a black motorist after a traffic stop.

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Johnson City man arrested on 2nd try at fraudulent loan, police say

Johnson City man arrested on 2nd try at fraudulent loan, police say

April 7th, 2015 5:44 pm by Staff Report

A Johnson City man tried twice to take out a loan using someone else's identity, resulting in his arrest on the second try last week, police said.

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Elizabethton man charged with marijuana violations

Elizabethton man charged with marijuana violations

April 7th, 2015 1:40 pm by Staff Report

An Elizabethton man was charged Monday after police reported finding three pounds of marijuana and equipment used to portion the drug for resale during a search of his apartment.

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Kingsport police charge stabbing victim with filing false report

Kingsport police charge stabbing victim with filing false report

April 7th, 2015 11:35 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Nearly two weeks after a man sought treatment for multiple stab wounds at a Kingsport hospital, police have charged the victim with lying about how and where the incident occurred.

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