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BURGLARY & THEFT OF PROPERTY

A TELFORD WOMAN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY AS A RESULT OF A SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT AT WALMART ON WEST MARKET STREET IN JOHNSON CITY. AN INVESTIGATION BY POLICE REVEALED 50 YEAR OLD SHELIA YARBOROUGH HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY TRESPASSED FROM WAL-MART PROPERTIES DUE TO A PRIOR SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT. YARBOROUGH WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THEFT OF PROPERTY.

TN COVID-19 NUMBERS

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY REPORTED A TOTAL OF 24,822 POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE STATE, AN INCREASE OF 447 CASES SINCE TUESDAY. THE DEPARTMENT ALSO SAID THERE HAVE BEEN 388 DEATHS, UP 7 FROM TUESDAY. 16, 319 PEOPLE HAVE ALSO RECOVERED. 10 NEW CASES WERE REPORTED IN THE NORTHEAST TENNESSEE REGION, 7 IN UNICOI COUNTY, AND THREE IN JOHNSON COUNTY. IN THE 8 COUNTY NORTHEAST TENNESSEE REGION, THERE ARE NOW 55 ACTIVE CASES, 43 IN UNICOI COUNTY, 4 EACH IN GREENE AND JOHNSON COUNTIES, AND 2 EACH IN HAWKINS AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES. STATEWIDE MORE THAN 470,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED.

TRAFFIC CRASHED DOWN DUI’S UP ON MEMORIAL DAYS WEEKEND IN TRI CITIES

THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CRASHES WERE DOWN IN THE TRI CITIES AREA OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THIS YEAR, BUT THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN DUI CITATIONS ISSUED COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. IN ALL THERE WERE 64 TOTAL CRASHES IN THE REGION THIS YEAR COMPARED TO 86 OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY LAST YEAR. BUT THERE WERE ALSO 8 DUI CITATIONS ISSUED, 4 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY ALONE, COMPARED TO A TOTAL OF 5 IN THE REGION LAST YEAR.

JC POLICE MONITORING INTERNET FOR THREATS DURING PROTESTS

AS PROTESTERS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN JOHNSON CITY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS, POLICE HAVE BEEN MONITORING THE INTERNET FOR SIGNS OF POTENTIAL THREATS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FROM GROUPS COMING IN FROM OUTSIDE TO HIGHJACK PROTEST MARCHES, TO THREATS OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS IN A CROWD, LOCAL POLICE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THINGS, WITH THE GOAL TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE STAYS SAFE.

ABINGDON MAN CHARGED WITH 10 COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN

AN ABINGDON MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 10 COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DETECTIVES EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT IN THE 300 BLOCK OF BRADLEY STREET SOUTHWEST ON TUESDAY. NUMEROUS ELECTRONIC DEVICES WERE SEIZED. 43 YEAR OLD MANUEL KERRY BAILEY WAS BOOKED INTO THE REGIONAL JAIL, WHERE HE’S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. SHERIFF BLAKE ANDIS SAYS ADDITIONAL CHARGES AREPROBABLE.

NEARLY 47,000 COVID-19 CASES IN VIRGINIA

THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY REPORTED THERE HAVE BEEN A TOTAL OF 46,905 POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE STATE. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN 1,428 DEATHS. THAT’S AN INCREASE OF 666 CASES AND 21 DEATHS SINCE TUESDAY. ONE NEW CASE WAS REPORTED IN WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA.

TRUCK CARRYING BEER CRASHES

A PORTION OF INTERSTATE 26 WAS SHUT DOWN IN UNICOI COUNTY, AFTER A TRACTOR TRAILER CARRYING BEER CRASHED WEDNESDAY. MARK NAGI WITH T-DOT SAID THE CRASH OCCURRED ON I-26 WEST AT MILE MARKER 44, AND CLOSED THE HIGHWAY DUE TO THE CRASH, AND RESULTING FIRE. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

WILLIAM MCCLOUD ASSAULT CASE BOUND OVER TO GRAND JURY

DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST WILLIAM MCCLOUD WERE BOUND OVER TO A GRAND JURY WEDNESDAY. MCCLOUD APPEARED IN COURT WEDNESDAY ON CHARGES OF ASSAULT AND CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, AFTER AN INCIDENT AT A HOME NEAR BRISTOL IN MAY. HE ALSO STILL FACES CHARGES OF CAR THEFT, ALONG WITH ANGELA BOSWELL, THE GRANDMOTHER OF EVELYN BOSWELL.

COEBURN MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR DEATH OF INFANT DAUGHTER

A COEBURN VIRGINIA MAN WILL SERVED 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE JUNE 7TH 2019 DEATH OF HIS 7 WEEK OLD DAUGHTER NYAH. 22 YEAR OLD NICHOLAS LOGAN PLASTER WAS SENTENCED IN WISE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT WEDNESDAY, TO 25 YEARS, WITH 10 YEARS SUSPENDED. PLASTER PLEADED GUILTY IN DECEMBER TO FELONY MURDER, AFTER BEING ARRESTED JUNE 5TH, THE DAY AFTER HE AND THE GIRLS MOTHER BROUGHT THE UNRESPONSIVE CHILD TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.

BILL WOULD ALLOW BMS TO SELL ALCOHOL ON PREMISES

A BILL ADVANCING IN THE STATE HOUSE, WOULD ALLOW BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION. THE BILL SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CRAWFORD ADVANCES IN THE TENNESSEE FINANCE, WAYS, AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE WEDNESDAY. THE BILL NOW MOVES ON TO THE FULL HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.

BULLS GAP MAN FACING 5 FELONY COUNTS

A BULLS GAP MAN IS FACING MULTIPLE FELONY COUNTS, AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF LEADING ROGERSVILLE POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT, AND ATTEMPTED TO COLLIDE WITH POLICE, WITH TWO CHILDREN, AGES 5 AND 8 IN HIS VEHICLE. MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WERE ALSO FOUND IN THE VEHICLE. 33 YEAR OLD RONNIE JUSTIN ROBERTS IS A FAMILY FRIEND OF THE CHILDREN’S FATHER, AND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING THEM. HE WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS FELONY RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, TWO COUNTS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, FELONY EVADING ARREST, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, AND TWO STOP SIGN VIOLATIONS. A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR JUNE 17TH.