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THP Trooper arrests man wanted in NC on rape charges


(WBIR) A Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper arrested a man in East Tennessee Friday wanted in North Carolina on rape charges.

Authorities took Shaun Michael Wiegand, 26, into custody at a commercial vehicle checkpoint in Cumberland County. The trooper was checking his driver's license and noticed four felony warrants.

Wiegand faces charges for statutory rape, solicitaiton by computer, and indecent liberties with a child.

Crossville football player crowned homecoming queen


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(WBIR-Crossville) When you think about girls playing sports, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and even cheerleading probably come to mind. But for one Crossville teen, she chose a sport that's a lot more physical.

Hwy 127 yard sale, start of school bring traffic headaches


(WBIR - Crossville) For the first time in more than 20 years, the world's longest yard sale will operate at the same time school students head back to the classroom.

The Highway 127 Yard Sale, which runs from Michigan to Alabama along the multi-state roadway, will start on August 7 and run through Sunday the 10. Schools in Cumberland County will have their first full day on August 8. Four of the county's schools are on Highway 127.

East TN officer sued again after 2nd fatal shooting


Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee.

He's worked at three departments in six years, shot two people dead and been subject to two federal lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths in those shootings.

The first case, a 2009 fatal shooting when he was a Roane County deputy, was dismissed when the family of a man shot dead decided not to continue an appeal after a federal judge ruled that the shooting was justified.

Fentress Co. escaped inmate caught


An escaped inmate from the Fentress County Jail has been caught, the sheriff's department confirmed.

Deputies say 35-year-old Joshua Carroll escaped Monday night, and authorities spent the week searching for him. He was found Friday night near Panther Branch Road in Jamestown.

Carroll was in jail facing charges for a number of home break-ins.


Search continues for missing Cumberland Co. native


ID=10047491The search for a missing Middle Tennessee woman with connections to East Tennessee is ongoing, but investigators Thursday also had some grim news to deliver.

Authorities find escaped prisoner


Cumberland County authorities have found a prisoner who escaped custody Tuesday.

Officials say they were transporting 33-year-old Anthony Ramsey through Cumberland County when they made a brief stop off Highway 127. That's when deputies say they got in a scuffle with Ramsey and he escaped.

Security guards at Lake Tansi community resort found and captured him just before 9:30 Tuesday night. He is now back in custody.

Ramsey was jailed on meth charges.