Archives for August 2018

Officers Looking For Driver After Accident

(JOHNSON CITY) – Officers find a large hole in the side of an area business.

Johnson City Police wants the driver who slammed into the Merrill Lynch building on Princeton Street. and then left the scene. Part of a brick wall is heavily damaged.

No one was inside and no injuries are reported. The search is on for the driver at this hour.

Investigation Leads To Explosives Check

(ROGERSVILLE) — The bomb squad gets a call in Kingsport…Jim O’Reilly…

A Hawkins County man thought he made a million dollars. Not the case. The man told deputies he got a briefcase delivered to his door. In it was supposed to be a million dollars. It was a scam. The man had been in conversation with a man named Steve Silver for several weeks…who told the victim he had won 16 million dollars. One million of it was supposed to be in that brief case. Detectives thought it would be a good idea to call the bomb squad to check out what was inside. X rays reveals a Bible…a few magazines…but no money. The FBI is involved now.

Scam Warrants Bomb Squad

(ROGERSVILLE) — The bomb squad gets a call in Kingsport.

A Hawkins County man thought he made a million dollars. Not the case. The man told deputies he got a briefcase delivered to his door. In it was supposed to be a million dollars. It was a scam.

The man had been in conversation with a man named Steve Silver for several weeks…who told the victim he had won 16 million dollars. One million of it was supposed to be in that brief case.

Detectives thought it would be a good idea to call the bomb squad to check out what was inside. X rays reveals a Bible…a few magazines…but no money. The FBI is involved now.

Suspect In Care Awaiting Arrest

(BRISTOL, TN) – A man is in the hospital after he stabs himself at a Bristol, TN store…Jim O’Reilly…

At first, it was a shoplifting call at the Walmart on Century Blvd. But it was soon something else. When officers arrive, they find the suspect threatening shoppers and staff with a knife. When the suspect spots police, he starts stabbing himself repeatedly in the abdomen and chest. The investigation continues.

Shoplift Suspect Attacks Self

(BRISTOL, TN) – A man is in the hospital after he stabs himself at a Bristol, TN store.

At first, it was a shoplifting call at the Walmart on Century Blvd. But it was soon something else. When officers arrive, they find the suspect threatening shoppers and staff with a knife.

When the suspect spots police, he starts stabbing himself repeatedly in the abdomen and chest. The investigation continues.

Crash Leads To Outage And Charges

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) — A Sullivan County crash knocks out power and ends in a DUI arrest…Jim O’Reilly…

Investigators say Bryan Rasnake was eastbound on Highway 394, when his pickup went off the right side of the roadway near Leonard Lane, smashing into a utility pole. The pole snaps in two, leaving live power lines strewn across the roadway. Rasnake failed a sobriety test and was charged with drunk driving and a few other offenses. Power was out for a time for hundreds of residents and businesses in the area.

No Injuries In 394 Accident

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) — A Sullivan County crash knocks out power and ends in a DUI arrest.

nvestigators say Bryan Rasnake was eastbound on Highway 394, when his pickup went off the right side of the roadway near Leonard Lane, smashing into a utility pole. The pole snaps in two, leaving live power lines strewn across the roadway.

Rasnake failed a sobriety test and was charged with drunk driving and a few other offenses. Power was out for a time for hundreds of residents and businesses in the area.

Naked Lady Brought In

(GREENEVILLE) – A woman is brought in by officers in Greeneville after she is seen running down the road…naked…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Officers tell reporters Lorie Hurd was running clothes free around the area of Ealey Road. Besides that, she was screaming at anyone in sight…drunk…and violent. Hurd was arrested and taken in on bond. She has a court date on Friday.

Unclothed Woman Arrested In Greeneville

(GREENEVILLE) – A woman is brought in by officers in Greeneville after she is seen running down the road…naked.

Officers tell reporters Lorie Hurd was running clothes free around the area of Ealey Road. Besides that, she was screaming at anyone in sight…drunk…and violent.

Hurd was arrested and taken in on bond. She has a court date on Friday.

ETSU Lockdown Man Faces Court

(WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN) – The man responsible for the lockdown at ETSU this week, goes before the court…Jim O’Reilly has more…

A construction worker, who triggered the whole thing by allegedly assaulting a man and threatening another, appeared before Judge Don Arnold in a Washington County, Tennessee courtroom. Alexander Coss is charged with one count of aggravated assault. Police believe Coss hit co-worker Christopher Lynam in the head with a shovel and then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at another co-worker. Arnold set Coss’ bail at $5,000.