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Girlfriend assaulted, stolen Honda and McDonald’s counterfeit cash: Johnson City felony arrests

Johnson City Press • Updated Nov 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Girlfriend’s broken arm: Police charged a Johnson City man with assaulting and holding a woman against her will Wednesday. At about 8:15 p.m., police went to Johnson City Medical Center’s Emergency Department, where a woman was treated for a broken arm, several bruises and lacerations. Police said her injuries resulted from an assault by her boyfriend, 59-year-old Donald R. Miller, 811 Wilson Ave., a day earlier. The victim told police she attempted to flee during the altercation, and Miller dragged her back into the residence. Miller was arrested at his home and charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment. He is jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $10,000 bond and was arraigned Thursday in Sessions Court.

Stolen Honda: Johnson City police charged an Elizabethton man with felony possession of stolen property and driving on a revoked license after finding him in a stolen vehicle Friday, according to a news release. Christopher Lash, 39, was spotted on West Fairview Avenue in a Honda Accord. Police said the car had been reported stolen from Elizabethton, so they stopped it. Lash was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $2,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Monday.

McDonald’s counterfeit cash: A man tried to pay for his meal at Johnson City’s West Market Street McDonald’s using a counterfeit $100 bill Wednesday, police said in a news release. Jerry M. Fitzgerald, 43, 257 Mockingbird Lane, was charged with criminal simulation. Once Fitzgerald was taken into custody, police found a second counterfeit $100 bill in his wallet. Fitzgerald was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $2,000 bond and was arraigned Thursday in Sessions Court.

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