Archives for October 2016

Suspected Counterfeiter Caught

JOHNSON CITY — A man suspected of passing counterfeit money at a number of area businesses is under arrest.

Jeffrey Scalf of Jonesborough was arrested Monday and charged with criminal simulation.

Police say surveillance photos show Scalf using the fake bills at two grocery stores in Kingsport and Johnson City last month.

Scalf is held on $10,000 bond and will be in Sessions Court on Tuesday.

Woman Left For Dead Was Pregnant

GREENVILLE — The Tennesee Bureau of Investigation says a woman whose body was found along two months ago along Jud Neal Loop in Afton was pregnant.

A passerby found the body of 21-year-old Jesse Morrison in August.

TBI says as this point they don’t think Morrison was killed randomly but their investigation is continuing and they are awaiting findings from the evidence collected where Morrison was found.

Voting Records In Sullivan County

KINGSPORT — Early voting in Sullivan County is breaking records, according to elections officials.

Nearly 32,500 ballots were cast from Oct. 19 through Sunday and Administrator of Elections Jason Booher said each day has set a new record for that particular day.

Early voting continues through Thursday at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium on Fort Henry Drive, the National Guard Armory in Bristol on Bluff City Highwayand the Sullivan County Election Office in Blountville.

Dynamite Found In Barn

BLOUNTVILLE — The bomb squad is called out to investigate and remove what police believe is dynamite discovered in a barn off Reedy Creek Road.

Police say the barn’s owners were cleaning out the structure Monday afternoon when they came across the suspected explosives.

No injuries were reported.

Greene County Turns Out For Early Voting

GREENEVILLE — Elections officials say nearly 8,000 Greene County voters cast their ballots since early voting started earlier this month.

Most of those were mail in ballots according to authorities.

Early voting is conducted at the Election Commission office on North Main Street between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The final day for early voting is Thursday.

New Charges In Mail Order Meth Case

GREENVILLE — More trouble for a woman suspected of receiving methamphetamine in the mail.

Police say Holly Sanchez of Brown Springs Road in Mosheim received just under 8.5 ounces of meth that was shipped from a California address.

Prosecutors now say Sanchez faces child endangerment charges because she had a minor child in the home along with the drugs and firearms.

Bail was increased from $62,000 to $69,000.

Johnson City Power Outage

JOHNSON CITY — Halloween night will be a little darker in downtown late tonight as crews are turning off power to work storm water drainage systems.

Authorities say the outage will start around 11:30 p.m. and affects parts of Commerce, South Boone, Market and Main Streets.

Power should be back on by 3:30 a.m. according to officials.

Millsap Case Goes To Grand Jury

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A grand jury will decide if the man accused of beating his girlfriend then holding police at bay for five hours will be indicted.

Brad A. Millsap of Jonesborough is charged with kidnapping, sexual battery and domestic violence in connection with the Oct. 3 incident at the Volunteer Lodge.

Millsap appeared in court today and is due back January 27.

Home Burglar Arrested

BRISTOL — A man is under arrest in connection with a burglary at a Broad Street home.

Police say Joshua Delp of Bristol was seen walking away from the home with a backpack containing stolen property.

After a short foot chase officers took Delp into custody.

Investigators say Delp may be connected with other home burglaries.

Thousands of trick or treaters will take to the streets tonight

(JOHNSON CITY) — Thousands of trick or treaters will take to the streets tonight. Darrell Moody has some safety tips from local police…

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LEUTENNANT SCOTTY CARRIER WITH THE JOHNSON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS STAY AWAY FROM HOUSES WITHOUT PORCH LIGHTS…
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JOHNSON SAYS PARENTS SHOULD AVOID LETTING THEIR KIDS EAT ANY CANDY THAT IS NOT COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED AND SEALED.