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Crime roundup: Victim allegedly struck with hammer, business burglarized

Johnson City Press • Updated Dec 23, 2019 at 6:24 PM

Struck with hammer: Police arrested a Johnson City man Saturday for allegedly striking a victim with a hammer multiple times during an argument.

At 3 p.m. on Dec. 21, Johnson City Police Officers arrived at a home shared by the victim and 53-year-old Kevin O. Odell, 505 Crown St. The victim told police Odell struck her with a hammer, which police say resulted in minor injuries to her left hand and right arm.

Police charged Odell with domestic aggravated assault and transported him to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. His arraignment was set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 23 in Washington County General Sessions Court.

Alleged assault: Police arrested a Johnson City man over the weekend after he allegedly choked his girlfriend, assaulted her mother and tried to prevent her from calling 911, according to a news release from the Johnson City Police Department.

Johnson City Police Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance on the afternoon of Dec. 21 and saw 36-year-old Jeremy Keith Sisley, 214 Faith Circle, leaving the house with a loaded handgun and different types of controlled substances, according to the release.

Officers arrested Sisley and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, simple assault, simple possession and interference with a 911 call. Officers took Sisley to the Washington County Detention Center where he was held on $8,000 bond. His arraignment is set for 1:30 pm Monday in Washington County General Sessions Court.

Alleged burglary: Johnson City police officers responded to call about an alleged burglary at Precision Piping and Plumbing on Dec. 21, according to a news release.

Police say they arrested 41-year-old Joseph McDonald, 618 N. Barton St., after an investigation led them to McDonald’s home, where policy say some of the property was recovered.

He’s been charged with burglary and theft over $2,500. Officers transported McDonald to the Washington County Detention Center, where police are holding him in lieu of $15,000 bond. His arraignment in Washington County Sessions Court was set for 9:30 a.m. Monday.

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