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Crime roundup: Target ID theft, gun in Keystone and more Johnson City crime

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 15, 2020 at 9:28 AM

Target shoplifting, ID theft: Police on Tuesday arrested a Bluff City woman accused of using her cousin’s identity to escape a shoplifting citation at Johnson City’s Target store in 2018. Katrina Michelle Nance, 38, 312 Fox Hollow Lane, was charged with identity theft and theft of property under $1,000. On Oct. 2, 2018, a loss prevention employee at Target told police a woman had loaded a shopping cart with merchandise valued at $299 before going to customer service to try to return the items. She then tried to push the shopping cart out the doors when she was stopped. Police said Nance used her cousin’s identity when she was issued a misdemeanor citation. On Feb. 25 of this year, the identity theft victim reported it to police. Police found Nance in Carter County on Tuesday. She was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Wednesday.

Asleep with drugs and a gun: Johnson City police arrested a Jonesborough man Saturday after finding him asleep behind the steering wheel of a car in a parking lot. Michael David McAllister, 36, 1651 Highway 81 N, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm in commission of a dangerous felony. Police said they saw a glass pipe in McAllister’s vehicle, and in a search, they found drug paraphernalia, about 22 grams of methamphetamine and a handgun. McAllister was held in the Detention Center under $11,000 bond and arraigned Monday.

Waving a gun in Keystone: Police said an intoxicated man waved a gun and threatened people in the Keystone community on April 8, resulting in his arrest on felony charges. Ricky Blevins, 31, 876 Pardee St., was charged with six counts of aggravated assault, as well as possession of a firearm while under the influence and public intoxication. About 6:30 p.m., police were called to Keystone, where witnesses helped them find Blevins.

Stolen vehicle crash: A woman was charged April 3 with theft over $1,000 after crashing a vehicle she had taken without the owner’s permission, police said in a news release. Shelby Smith, 19, no address available, had taken the vehicle March 28 and was involved in a crash later that same day. Smith was released from the Detention Center under $1,000 bond.

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