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KINGSPORT WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH

A KINGSPORT WOMAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A CRASH TUESDAYA FTERNOON. POLICE SAY A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY 57-YEAR OLD REGINA BAILEY WAS TRAVELING EAST ON CATAWBA STREET, WHEN IT VEERED LEFT ACROSS THE CENTER LINE. THE VEHICLE OVERRODE THE CURB AND STRUCK A TREE IN A YARD AT 1224 CATAWBA STREET, CAUSING IT TO ROLL OVER. OFFICERS SAY BAILEY WAS NOT WEARING HER SEAT BELT, AND THEY FOUND HER UNDER THE VEHICLE WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.SHE WAS TAKEN TO HOLSTON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT OF SERIOUS INJURIES.

MT CARMEL COUPLE FACING CHARGES

A MOUNT CARMEL COUPLE IS FACING CHARGES AFTER TAKING THEIR YOUNG CHILD TO A BLOUNTIVILLE STORE SATURDAY AFTERNOON, WHERE THE FATHER IS SAID TO HAVE PASSED OUT WITH A BAG OF METH, AND HIS WIFE ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED A PARAMEDIC. WHEN SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ARRIVED, THE FOUND 35-YEAR OLD RHONDA MIDDLETON ACTING INCOHERENT, AND UNBALANCED ON HER FEET. SHE REFUSED TO BE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EXAMINATION. HER HUSBAND 35-YEAR OLD RODNEY MIDDLETON WAS FOUND PASSED OUT IN THE CAR. RODNEY MIDDLETON WAS CHARGED WITH DUI, WHILE RHONDA MIDDLETON WAS CHARGED WITH SIMPLE ASSAULT AFTER PUNCHING AN EMS WORKER, AND PUBLIC INTOXICATION. DEPUTIES SAY THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING, AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES COULD BE PENDING.

 

FREEDOM HALL CONTRACT SIGNED

THE I’S ARE DOTTED AND THE T’S ARE CROSSED. A CONTRACT BETWEEN EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY OF JOHNSON CITY FOR USE OF FREEDOM HALL FOR MEN’S BASKETBALL WAS SIGNED SEPTEMBER 29TH. THE CONTRACT FOR 52,000 DOLLARS INCLUDES 2,000 DOLLARS RENT PER GAME FOR 17 GAMES, AND ONE TIME FEE’S OF 15,000 DOLLARS FOR PARKING, AND 3,000 DOLLARS TO DEFRAY THE COST OF GETTING THE ARENA READY FOR THE TEAM’S USE. CITY MANAGER PETE PETERSON SAID ETSU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTALLING THE COURT, SCOREBOARDS AND SOUND SYSTEM, BUT FREEDOM HALL’S MAINTENANCE CREW WILL ASSIST.

 

HAWKINS CO MAN ACCUSED OF VIOLATING TERMS OF PROBATION

A HAWKINS COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF VIOLATING THE TERMS OF HIS PROBATION, WHICH STATES HE IS PROHIBITED FROM KNOWINGLY RESIDING WITH A MINOR, UNLESS THAT MINOR IS HIS OWN CHILD. 20-YEAR OLD COREY CINNAMON WAS PLACED ON PROBATION, AFTER SENDING SEXUALLY ORIENTED TEXTS TO A 13-YEAR OLD GIRL LAST NOVEMBER. A 16-YEAR OLD GIRL TOLD DETECTIVES CINNAMON HAS BEEN SPENDING NIGHTS AT HER HOME, BUT THAT HER MOTHER IS PRESENT, HE SLEEPS ALONE ON THE COUCH, AND IS ONLY ALLOWED TO STAY IF AN ADULT IS PRESENT. THE DETECTIVE SAYS THERE’S NO EVIDENCE THAT SEXUAL RELEATION BETWEEN CINNAMON AND THE GIRL TOOK PLACE. CINNAMON IS CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF THE SEX OFFENDER REDISTRY.

 

GREENE DEATH 

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE DEATH OF A GREENE COUNTY MAN ON SUNDAY.  THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS 50-YEAR OLD KEVIN DOOLITTLE OF CHUCKEY DIED—AFTER BEING IN A FIGHT AT A HOME IN MOSHEIM.  DOOLITTLE AND COREY ALLEN METCALF WERE INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION—AND METCALF SAID HE HIT THE VICTIM FIVE TIMES DURING THE FIGHT. METCALF WAS TAKEN TO JAIL—BUT LATER RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGES BEING PLACED.  THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.





PINEY FLATS VANDALISM 

THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A RASH OF VANDALISM CASES IN THE PINEY FLATS AND BLUFF CITY AREAS.  IN THE LAST MONTH, THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN REPORTS OF GLASS BOTTLES BEING THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF VARIOUS HOMES AND VEHICLES.  MOST OF THE INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED ON WEEKENDS—PRIMARILY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.  DAMAGE DONE IN EACH CASE RANGES FROM $300 TO WELL OVER $1-THOUSAND DOLLARS. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION, CALL THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.


 

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