Beth Ann Manis stood trial June 20-21 charged with first-degree murder and faced the possibility of life in prison if convicted. Instead, a jury found her guilty of voluntary manslaughter, a Class C felony punishable by three to six years.
Video surveillance from the Rogersville Comfort Inn motel parking lot allegedly revealed that the alleged shooter was Justin Robert Feagins, who is well known to police and has a lengthy criminal record.
The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office plans on taking 30 juveniles into custody one Saturday afternoon in December, but there will be early release for good behavior — into Walmart for a $150 shopping spree.
A Hawkins County man who allegedly slammed on his brakes Tuesday afternoon in front of a vehicle driven by his ex-girlfriend and carrying an adult passenger and a 7-month old was charged with reckless endangerment.
When Deputy Eric Pease found Mitch Butler hiding in some bushes, he allegedly had a bag on the ground beside him containing 41.3 grams of meth and a set of digital scales.
A Hawkins County woman whose home was allegedly burgled by her step brother last week was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when it was revealed that among the items he tried to steal was a .357 revolver.
Video surveillance of a man abandoning a dog in the parking lot of the Hawkins County Humane Society is causing quite a stir on social media, although the man has now come forward to offer his side of the story.
Morgan Nicole Copeland's indictment affidavit alleges that on March 24 she killed Nicholas Jackson due to the unlawful distribution of Fetanyl, the drug that was the proximate cause of his death.
A confirmed gang member was charged with possession of a firearm by as convicted felon and meth possession Tuesday night after he reportedly made an erratic driving maneuver in Allandale, prompting a traffic stop.
HCSO Chief Deputy Tony Allen told the Times News Thursday that although no revolver was located, the alleged victim's account of his encounter with Agon Tyler Short was seemed credible to the responding deputies due to how "shaken up" the alleged victim was.
A longtime CHPD officer was suspended without pay following an off duty incident last week in which he was accused of rear ending a van with his pickup twice, and then roughing up the van's driver in front of his children.
A Hawkins County teen was charged with felony evading arrest and four counts of reckless endangerment Saturday after he allegedly fled a traffic stop, and then ran an off duty deputy and his son off the road.
HCSO deputies confronted the susepct at his residence where he allegedly admitted to removing a window pane from the basement window of the woman's basement and taking a power washer valued at $150, a bucket containing several tools valued at $150, and several items of food from a freezer in the basement.
Deputy Michael Godsey stated in his report that he observed blood on the boy's lips and blood marks on his nose. The boy reportedly stated that his grandmother had punched him four-five times in the nose.
Ashlei Diana Shanks was eventually apprehended at Kidwell Church Road in Morristown. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed her to be in possession of a purple zip-up case containing 1.7 grams of meth, and several empty plastic baggies in a glasses case.