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MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

 

A BLOUNTVILLE MAN HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER—IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.  BRYANT HARRIS FACES LIFE IN PRISON—IN THE DEATH OF JEFFERY SMITH. HARRIS CLAIMED THE SHOOTING WAS AN ACCIDENT, BUT PROSECUTORS SAY THERE WAS A SQUABBLE OVER MONEY.

 

 

 

TEENS TO BE TRIED

 

TWO TEENS HAVE BEEN BOUND OVER TO A CARTER COUNTY GRAND JURY ON MURDER CHARGES.  DEMETRICE CORDELL AND ANTHONY JOSEPH LACY ARE CHARGED IN THE JULY 4TH DEATH OF DANNY RAY VANCE OF ROAN MOUNTAIN.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE PAIR WENT TO VANCE’S HOUSE TO ROB HIM..AND HIT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A ROCK.  AN AUTOPSY SAID VANCE DIED FROM BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD.

 

 

 

FALSE REPORTING

 

A JONESBOROUGH MAN IS FACING CHARGES—AFTER HE TOLD POLICE HIS CAR HAD BEEN STOLEN.  NATHAN STEELE FILED A REPORT-CLAIMING HIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM THE CHERRY STREET PARKING LOT IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSON CITY.  AN INVESTIGATION FOUND STEELE MADE UP THE STORY.

 

 

 

ISLAM-ELIZABETHTON SCHOOLS

 

CONTROVERSY CONTINUES AT AN ELIZABETHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL—AFTER A PARENT CLAIMS HER CHILD WAS GIVEN A NATION OF ISLAM HANDOUT IN CLASS.  FOX NEWS FIRST HAD THE STORY—ABOUT THE HANDOUT—THAT PORTRAYED AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS AS RACIST.  SCHOOLS DIRECTOR ED ALEXANDER SAYS THE HANDOUT WAS DISCARDED..AND THE BOY TOOK IT FROM THE TEACHER’S DESK.  ALEXANDER AND THE PARENT--SOMMER BAUER—SAID THEY BOTH WANT TO MOVE PAST THIS.

 

 

 

DUMP TRUCK OVERTURNS

 

A BRISTOL VIRGINIA MAN SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES—WHEN HIS DUMP TRUCK OVERTURNED WEDNESDAY IN RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA.  IT HAPPENED ON ROUTE 19—AS THE TRUCK LOST ITS LOAD OF SCRAP METAL—SOME OF WHICH HIT A NEARBY HOUSE. 50-YEAR OLD TIMOTHY HOSS WAS FLOWN TO BRISTOL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.  THE CAUSE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION..AND CHARGES ARE PENDING.

 

 

 


 

ASSAULT

 

A KINGSPORT WOMAN IS FACING ASSAULT CHARGES—AFTER ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO RUN OVER A MAN WITH HER CAR.  IT HAPPENED NEAR THE GRAY EXIT OF INTERSTATE 26—AS THE VICTIM SAID LATOYIA GRIFFITH TRIED TO RUN OVER HIM THREE TIMES.  GRIFFITH WAS ARRESTED IN KINGSPORT.  SHE’S DUE IN COURT TODAY.

 

 

JUVENILE VANDALS

 

TWO JUVENILES ARE CHARGED—AFTER ALLEGEDLY VANDALIZING A DRINK MACHINE.  JOHNSON CITY POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AT A CITY PARK..AND THE TWO WERE SEEN WALKING AWAY FROM THE AREA.  BOTH WERE CITED FOR FELONY VANDALISM.

 

 

 

CHILD PORN SENTENCE

 

A BRISTOL MAN WILL SPEND 27-YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON—AFTER AUTHORITIES FOUND MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND IMAGES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.  JAMES GLEN MURPHY JUNIOR WILL ALSO BE ON SUPERVISED RELEASE FOR LIFE—AFTER PLEADING GUILTY EARLIER IN THE YEAR.  JUDGE RONNIE GREER SAID THERE’D BE LONG TERM IMPACTS ON THE TWO VICTIMS.

 

 

 

 

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