MT JULIET FACEBOOK USERS CATCH THIEVES

Sunday, May 4, 2014People in Mt. Juliet used a community Facebook page as a crime-solving tool after a woman was robbed. Within hours, some suspected crooks were in handcuffs thanks to the observant neighbors     .Many of the posts on the page Hip Mt. Juliet are about events, garage sales, new restaurants and recommendations for…

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Police Charge Teen in Death of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed While Helping His Sister

Sunday, May 4, 2014 A 16-year-old suspect was charged with murder and strangulation in the death of an 8-year-old Virginia boy who was trying to defend his sister during a sexual assault, police said Saturday. Richmond police are not identifying the suspect because of his age. He was taken into custody after the attack was…

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? ACCUSED KILLER STILL ON THE LOOSE

Sunday, May 4, 2014Shawn Nelson Smoot walked out the door of the McMinn County jail last month and hasn’t been seen since, authorities say. Nearly two weeks later, the search continues for Smoot, 42, who prosecutors say stands to forfeit a quarter-million-dollar bond and disappeared while awaiting trial on a charge of first-degree murder. The…

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