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Crime roundup: Domestic assault, selling meth and aggravated burglary

Johnson City Press • Jan 4, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Recent felony arrests reported by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Johnson City Police Department:

Domestic assault: Johnson City police officers arrested a man on Jan. 3 for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a family members. When officers arrived at the home of 43-year-old Joshua Depriest, they found him in the garage with a shotgun on his lap. Depriest was ordered to place the weapon on the ground and was taken into custody without incident. He is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $15,000 bond. He will appear in Sessions Court on Jan. 6. 

Accused of selling meth: In October and November, JCPD officers said they began an investigation into 37-year-old Twana Taylor for allegedly selling meth. During their investigation, Taylor reportedly sold meth to an individual working on behalf of the department four times, and was arrested on Jan. 3 on four counts of selling methamphetamine. Taylor is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond and will be arraigned in Sessions Court on Jan. 6. 

Aggravated burglary: Just after midnight on Jan. 3, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress on West Walnut Street after a woman called 911 after she was told by her neighbor that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her apartment. When officers arrived, the reportedly found Kevin Hendrix, 43, inside the house and took him into custody. Hendrix reportedly told police he had recently moved out of the apartment and said he broke in because he no longer had a key. He also said he was planning on eating the woman’s food and using her shower. Hendrix is being held on $20,000 bond, and appeared in Sessions Court on Jan. 3. 

Aggravated burglary: Around 3 a.m. on Jan. 2, officers responded to a report of a woman breaking a window of a residence, but the suspect was gone when officers arrived. After they left, they were called back after the suspect returned to the residence and broke in. Inside the home, police arrested Tiffany Rhea, 34, and charged her with aggravated burglary, simple assault and vandalism under $1,000. Rhea is being held on $10,000 bond and appeared in Sessions Court on Jan. 3. 

Aggravated assault: In the early morning hours of Dec. 30, police were called by a motorist on University Parkway alleging that somebody had pointed a handgun at him through the window of another vehicle. The 911 caller followed the car, and police later pulled the vehicle over and discovered a gun inside. Tyler Ingram, 23, allegedly pointed the firearm at four different people in two separate vehicle, and he was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault. Ingram is being held on $50,000 bond, and appeared in Sessions Court on Jan. 2. 

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