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Convenience market burglary & more in Johnson City crime

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 2, 2020 at 8:38 PM

Convenience market burglary: Police charged a man Tuesday with burglarizing a Johnson City convenience market. James Clay, 37, no address available, was charged with burglary, theft under $1,000 and resisting arrest. Police said Clay used a large rock to break a window at Greer Convenience Store, 815 W. Walnut St., where he took $105 worth of merchandise. Police said they found him later and he tried to flee. Clay was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $12,000 bond and arraigned Wednesday in Sessions Court.

2 charged with domestic violence: Johnson City police on Sunday arrested both people involved in a domestic violence case on Seminole Drive. Katlin Strickler, 20, 114 Meadowview Drive, Jonesborough, and William Gross, 21, 616 Seminole Drive, No. 110, were each charged with aggravated domestic assault. About 11:25 p.m., police went to Gross’ apartment and found Strickler and Gross covered in blood. There were conflicting accounts about who started the fight and who escalated the violence. Strickler told police she was placed into a choke hold by Gross. Gross told them Strickler brandished a knife and pointed it at him. Stickler and Gross were held in the Detention Center under $10,000 bond each and arraigned Monday.

Downtown vandalism: Police said a man threatened them with a knife after they saw him vandalizing a downtown Johnson City nightclub on March 27. Michael Jeremy Grindstaff, 39, no address available, was charged with aggravated assault, introduction of contraband into a penal facility and vandalism. About 7:15 a.m., they saw Grindstaff vandalizing Capone’s, 227 W. Main St. As officers approached and identified themselves, Grindstaff pulled a knife out in a threatening manner. He was disarmed by officers. During a search at the Detention Center, Grindstaff was found to have two hypodermic needles that he had placed in a body cavity. He was held under $30,000 bond and arraigned Monday.

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