Archives for September 2017

Virginia Sheriff’s Assn. Claim McAuliffe Refuses to Meet Over Political Leaning

The head of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association says Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has canceled a meeting to talk about budget issues because a majority of sheriffs have endorsed the Republican candidate for governor.
VSA Executive Director John W. Jones told his group’s members of the canceled meeting in a letter sent Friday, which McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy declined to comment on.
Coy said the sheriffs’ group is welcome to submit its budget concerns to the governor’s office and noted that McAuliffe has been active in seeking pay increases for sheriff deputies.
A majority of sheriffs have endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie over Democrat Ralph Northam, an ally of the governor. McAuliffe is not allowed to seek a consecutive term.

Man Wanted Locally For Sex Crimes Arrested In Florida

(ABINGDON) — A man wanted for sex crimes in Washington County, Va. has been arrested in Florida.

The Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s department says David Daniel was taken into custody in Melbourne, Fla. by U.S. Marshals following an investigation.

Daniel faces multiple charges including aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a child.

He is being held in the Brevard County, Fla. jail awaiting extradition.

Marion Store Robber Remains On The Loose

(MARION, Va.) — The suspect who robbed a Smyth County, Va. store on Thursday remains on the loose.

Police say the robber went inside the Interstate Campground store on Jenna Lane in Marion and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register after a short struggle with the store owner.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing along with a hoodie and a mask and a $500 reward is being offered and for tips to find the criminal.

Town Hall Meeting On Monday To Discuss Sullivan County Road Closure

(KINGSPORT) — A town hall meeting is scheduled for Monday to discuss how much longer a road that was closed months ago will stay shut down.

In June Old Fordtown Road between the intersection of Hidden Valley Road and Jackson Hollow Road closed because a portion of the road slid out onto railroad tracks below.

Sullivan County commissioner Angie Stanley arranged the town hall and Highway Commissioner Jim Belgeri will be there to answer questions.

The meeting is at Fordtown Ruritan and starts at 7:00 p.m.

Drunk Driver Arrested At Greene County Courthouse

(GREENEVILLE) — A driver is arrested after being found intoxicated outside the Greene County Courhouse on Wednesday.

Police say Byron Duck was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and when asked how he got to the courthouse Duck showed officers where his vehicle wsa parked.

Duck told officers he had a medical condition and couldn’t perform field sobriety tests.

He was booked into jail with no bond.

Naked Man Is Arrested For Standing In Road

(GREENEVILLE) — A man is arrested after being found standing on Kidwell School Road without any clothes on.

Police say Brandon Swift was seen by witnesses Friday morning standing in the road and when officers arrived he had moved to his front porch and went inside the home telling them he was hot and just wanted some air.

A relative told investigators Swift had been using drugs.

He was booked into jail on $1,300 bond

Shoplifter Faces More Trouble After Lying To Police

(GREENEVILLE) — A man busted for shoplifting Wednesday ends up in more trouble when he lies to police about his identity to conceal that he was wanted on a pair of warrants.

Police say Dillon Boyd was held by employees at the Greeneville Walmart after he was caught stealing merchandise and when officers arrived they found Boyd seemed very intoxicated and could barely communicated.

Boyd was wanted for a probation violation and on felony theft for a burglary at a Greeneville retailer.

Fire Destroys Blountville Home

(BLOUNTVILLE) — A fire Friday morning destroyed a home on Highway 394 near Island Road.

Authorities say the fire moved quickly through the home and firefighting efforts were hampered by limited access to the property due to overgrown vegetation.

The home was vacant.

Investigators are now trying to determine what started the fire.

Postal Carrier Gets Probation In Mail Theft Case

(GREENEVILLE) — A former postal carrier accused of stealing medications being mailed to veterans was sentenced this week.

According to court papers Bronson Cobble was sentenced to probation and is required to pay $1,200 in restitution along with court costs.

Prosecutors say Cobble stole the medication packages between August 2016 until March of this year.

Cobble took a plea deal in June.

Suspect Sought In Greeneville Drive By Shooting

(GREENEVILLE) — Authorities are looking for a suspect in a drive by shooting that happened Thursday overnight.

According to investigators a woman living in the 100 block of Jackson Lane told police she was taking her dog outside when a car drove up and someone inside shone a flashlight in front of the residence then she heard one shot.

The woman says she discovered bullet holes in her car’s taillight.

Anyone with information on the shooter’s whereabouts is asked to call Greeneville Police.