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Fake dough at Bojangles', bat attack and more Johnson City crime

Johnson City Press • Updated Dec 9, 2019 at 5:37 PM

The following are recent felony arrests reported by Johnson City police:

Caught in the act: Police said the spotted a wanted man burglarizing a Jeep before he ran off Monday morning in west Johnson City, but they later found him in a nearby barn. Eric Gunn, 26, 144 Carrville Ave., was charged with aggravated burglary, burglary of qmotor vehicle and two counts of theft under $1,000. About 9:20 a.m., Johnson City police went to the 300 block of Lynn Road looking for a man wanted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office. They saw Guinn leaving a Jeep Grand Cherokee that belonged to a nearby resident. While searching for him, police were notified that Gunn had entered a nearby garage in a theft attempt. They soon found him in a barn at 2503 Indian Ridge Road. He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $20,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Tuesday.

Felon with a gun: A convicted felon had a loaded gun and ammunition in his apartment as Tennessee Department of Correction Probation and Parole officers visited him, Johnson City police said in a news release. Lee Leak, 57, 116 Topside Circle, Apt. 2, was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. About 1:45 p.m. Friday, police went to Leak’s apartment to assist the Probation and Parole officers, who had received information that Leak was in possession of a firearm. Searching the apartment, they found a Hi-Point 40 caliber handgun along with a magazine of 10 rounds and a box of ammo containing 30 rounds. Leak was jailed in the Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned Monday.

Fake biscuit dough: Police said a Jonesborough man tried to use a fake $100 bill at a Bojangles’ drive-through window Friday. Store employees at 1709 W. State of Franklin Road immediately recognized that the money was counterfeit and called police. Police said the bill was a poor facsimile of a real bill. Kyle White, 40, 223 Cherry Grove Road, was charged with criminal simulation. He was held in the Detention Center under $10,000 bond and arraigned Monday.

Baseball bat vandalism: A Johnson City woman told police her ex-boyfriend entered her home without invitation, vandalized the place with a baseball bat and then swung the bat toward her on Dec. 3. Mason E. Compton, 25, 207 E. Myrtle Ave., was charged with aggravated burglary on Wednesday. Police said Compton stopped just short of hitting the woman with the bat. He was held in the Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned Thursday.

Stolen vehicle: A traffic stop led Johnson City police to arrest a woman on a theft charge Wednesday. Vickie B. Scott, 51, 511 Cranberry St., was arrested around 9 p.m. after police stopped her on the Bristol Highway for speeding, according to a news release. Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen from Greer, South Carolina. She was jailed in the Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned Thursday.

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