Crime

Camden man faces solicitation charge after undercover operation

MARTIN, Tenn. -- A Camden man is charged with solicitation of a minor after an undercover operation Thursday by Martin police. Investigators with the Martin Police Department made contact Thursday with Norman Lockhart, 47, of Camden, during an undercover operation,…

Jackson police need assistance identifying robbery suspect

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened at the Dollar General Store located at 1028 Campbell Street. At 6:45 p.m., Dec. 11, a black man wearing all black was shown on…

Man dies after standoff in east Jackson apartment

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have confirmed a man died late Tuesday night after a short standoff with police in Lincoln Courts. In a news release, police say officers initially responded to…

Hardin Co. man indicted after pipe bomb found

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Hardin County man accused of making a pipe bomb is now facing federal charges. Jonathan White, 40, is facing five counts, including manufacturing, possessing and transferring an explosive device. In a news release, the U.S.…

Former Milan HS band director faces more charges

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A former band director is now facing additional charges. Former Milan High School band director Jonathan Scruggs now faces charges in Crockett County as well as charges in Gibson County. Scruggs is charged with two counts of…

Union City police seek man in car theft

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Union City police search for a suspect in connection with a stolen vehicle. Police say the suspect has been identified as Glenn Twining. Twining is accused of stealing a 2005 tan Nissan Altima from Huck's in…

1 in custody after report of gunshots in east Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police say one person is in custody after a report of gunshots Tuesday afternoon in east Jackson. The Jackson Police Department responded Tuesday afternoon to Park Ridge Drive for a report of gunshots, according to the…

Local attorney charged after 2017 crash

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local attorney is facing felony charges after a December 2017 crash injured a Bethel Springs man. Angela Hopson, 40, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless driving, driving on suspended or revoked license, and…

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in Martin shooting

MARTIN, Tenn. -- An accused gunman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a 2017 shooting in Martin. Khalil Mustaffa Taylor, 27, of Martin, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in the June 2017 shooting death…

JPD investigates theft from south Jackson gas station

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have confirmed they are investigating a theft from a south Jackson gas station. Investigators say a man took an undetermined amount of change from a coin machine in the Valero gas station around 10 p.m.…

Jackson police investigate robbery at north Jackson gas station

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating a robbery at a north Jackson gas station. Jackson police responded to a report of a robbery shortly before 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Exxon gas station located at 1974 North Highland Avenue…

Affidavit: East TN officer fondled woman caught stealing

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- An affidavit says an East Tennessee officer took a woman caught shoplifting to his apartment and fondled her. News outlets report 28-year-old Benjamin Dessalines was arrested Thursday on felony kidnapping and felony sexual battery charges. The…

Man arrested driving stolen car in Weakley County

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. --A man is now in custody after investigators with the Weakley County Sheriff's Office say he was spotted driving a stolen car. According to a news release, 30-year-old Joshua Long was arrested Thursday after a Weakley County…

Man arrested after meth found during search

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Weakley County man is in custody after investigators searched a home near McKenzie. Jason Hamby, 45, was arrested Wednesday during the search, according to a news release. Investigators say they found more than a half…

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