In the past 22 months the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has lost 74 employees, mostly to higher paying jobs in other departments, and in some cases, civilian jobs such as working at Walmart.
GATE CITY, Va. — Inflicting a concussion to a juvenile has spurred charges against a Weber City police officer, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office, and more arrests in the incident are pending.
Branch House Family Center is a collaborative community advocacy center that helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault begin the healing process from a position of safety and support. Branch House coordinates free services for survivors and provides assistance for meeting immediate and long-term needs, including medical and legal assistance.
Court records state Logan Oxendine chased after Alicia Carver through the streets of Johnson City, with both driving at a high rate of speed. The chase eventually led to the VA Mountain Home, where Carver crashed.
A Rogersville man with a history of violence related to mental health issues was charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment Sunday after he allegedly held his mother against her will for more than nine hours.
“My conclusion is, and I cannot stress this enough, that if she returns to any member of this family she will die. I think she has suffered enough at the hands of these individuals and nothing deserves this kind of treatment.” — Janie Coke
Shane Hall allegedly jumped on the hood of the victim’s 2008 Ford F-150 pickup, causing a dent — and then started hitting the front windshield and screaming obscenities.
Investigators are still seeking a Kingsport man who was reported missing nearly three months ago, saying there is legitimate cause to be concerned for his health and welfare.
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Hunter Newton stated in his report, “Lorne said he set the field fire because he knew someone would show up and then possibly give him a ride.”
Hawkins County commissioners found themselves in the position Monday of being asked to either paying $1,500 per month to help keep some defendants out of jail, or face paying 10 times that amount to keep those same inmates in jail.
Individuals booked into the Sullivan County jail July 8 - 10. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
FALL BRANCH — Two men were killed in a Sunday afternoon crash on Interstate 81 after one of the motorists crossed the median and entered oncoming lanes of travel.
A Church Hill woman was charged with two counts of animal cruelty Wednesday after police allegedly found a dead dog in her bathtub and a monkey suffering from dehydration in a cage.
A resident of East Sullivan Street found unknown and unwanted company in her home Thursday evening — and napping soundly in her bed.
A Blountville man who fatally shot a Lynn Garden resident to rob him of marijuana and money — and once incarcerated, briefly escaped from jail — has now pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.