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5 ARRESTED IN METH INVESTIGATION

 

5 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AFTER A YEAR-LONG METH INVESTIGATION IN WASHINGTON COUNTY.  SHERIFF ED GRAYBEAL SAYS CHAD DUNBAR…KIMBERLY REPASS…MICHAEL RATLIFF…ASHLEY RATLIFF….AND AMANDA STANTON ALL FACE NUMEROUS CHARGES.  THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES---AND MORE CHARGES ARE PENDING.



FREE SMOKE DETECTORS

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH..THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE CANVASSING NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT JOHNSON CITY—TAKING REQUESTS FOR FREE SMOKE DETECTORS.  FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT CHIEF JEROME PALMER SAYS THE RED CROSS WILL GET NAMES AND ADDRESSES, AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL DO THE INSTALLATION.  THIS SERVICE IS PART OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S SMOKE DETECOTR PROGRAM—WHICH PROVIDES DETECTORS AND INSTALLATION FREE OF CHARGE FOR THOSE INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS.



DRUG ARRESTS

 

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER A LENGTHY COCAINE INVESTIGATION IN KINGSPORT.  POLICE SEARCHED A HOME ON STAFFORD STREET—AND FOUND QUINCY JAMES AND JASMINE CARR TRYING TO FLUSH DRUGS DOWN THE TOILET.  MARIJUANA AND MORE COCAINE WAS FOUND IN THE KITCHEN.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE COUPLE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF COOKING CRACK WHEN THEY ARRIVED.



HVAC UNITS STOLEN

 

A KINGSPORT MAN IS CHARGED WITH STEALING 6 HEATING AND AIR UNITS FROM A BUSINESS ON BROOKSIDE DRIVE.  ERIC ROBERTS WAS ARRESTED—AS AUTHORITIES FOUND THE STOLEN UNITS IN A VAN—AT HIS RESIDENCE.  THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND MORE CHARGES ARE PENDING.



EBOLA SPREAD

 

WITH WORD THAT A NEW YORK DOCTOR HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR EBOLA, HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE AGAIN TALKING ABOUT THE DISEASE AND HOW IT SPREADS.  JAMIE SWIFT IS WITH MOUNTAIN STATES HEALTH ALLIANCE AND SAYS EBOLA CAN'T BE SPREAD THROUGH THE AIR--ONLY BY CONTACT WITH BLOOD AND BODILY FLUIDS.  LOCAL HOSPITALS SAY THEY ARE CONTINUING ENHANCED SCREENINGS OF PEOPLE WHO COME TO EMERGENCY ROOMS COMPLAINING OF FEVER, NAUSEA, PAIN AND FATIGUE.



JUVENILE STABBING

 

A 15-YEAR OLD IS CHARGED WITH STABBING A FEMALE JUVENILE WITH A PENCIL.  JOHNSON CITY POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AT THE SCIENCE HILL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL—WHEN THE TWO HAD A DISAGREEMENT IN CLASS.  THE VICTIM WAS STABBED TWICE..AND HAD BRUISING IN THE AREA SHE WAS STRUCK, BUT DIDN’T NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION.  THE 15-YEAR OLD IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT—AND HAS BEEN RELEASED TO HIS PARENT.  HE’LL BE IN JUVENILE COURT OCTOBER 31.



IDENTITY THEFT

 

A FALL BRANCH WOMAN IS CHARGED—AFTER SHE GAVE FALSE INFORMATION DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.  HANNAH BYRD WAS STOPPED BY JOHNSON CITY POLICE FOR SPEEDING ON INTERSTATE 26.  BYRD GAVE OFFICERS HER SISTER’S LICENSE—BECAUSE HERS WAS REVOKED.  SHE’S DUE IN COURT MONDAY.


 

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