• Chicago woman charged with prescription fraud

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said narcotics investigators arrested a Chicago woman Thursday after she attempted to obtain ingredients for “purple drank” using fraudulent prescriptions. Jasmine Alexandra Bee, 24, of West Chicago, Illinois, is being held on bonds totaling $40,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 […]

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  • Alleged scammer charged for exploiting elderly woman

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced investigators placed warrants on file for a 30-year-old New York man after he swindled a Maryville woman out of $15,000 in a “grandparent” scam. Blount County Sheriff’s investigators placed warrants on file for Jaquan Jarrod Wright, 30, of Brooklyn, New York for felony theft as […]

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  • Maryville man sentenced to 63 years for forgery, identity theft

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said a Maryville man was sentenced to 63 years in prison in Blount County Circuit Court on multiple counts of forgery and identity theft after victimizing a 19-year-old man who has not been heard from since 2018. Sheriff’s investigators arrested Terry Lynn Nuchols, age 63, of […]

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  • Greenback woman charged with 7 counts of reckless endangerment

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said a Greenback woman was arrested and charged with seven counts of felony reckless endangerment after she drove through a vaccine tent at a high rate of speed Monday, placing the lives of seven workers in danger. Virginia Christine Lewis Brown, 35, Rudd Road, Greenback, was […]

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  • Motorists remember to “click it or ticket it”

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, Blount County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 24 through June 6, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the […]

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