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Pot plant growing in plain sight in Washburn

Pot plant growing in plain sight in Washburn

Drug investigators have found a 6-foot-tall pot plant growing in plain sight along a rural road.

The Grainger County Sheriff's Department spotted it Monday morning along Highway 131 in Washburn.

They say it has a street value of $1,600.

Charges are pending, but no arrests so far.

Suspect killed in chase may be connected to Blount Co. crimes

Suspect killed in chase may be connected to Blount Co. crimes

Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a crash in Grainger County, that followed a high-speed chase in Claiborne County.

THP says Kyle Brooks, 51, was killed.  Brooks' passenger, Chase Starkey, 19, of Knoxville was injured.  He was taken to UT Medical Center, where his condition is not being released.

Arraignment set for Tater Valley Rd. stabbing suspect

Arraignment set for Tater Valley Rd. stabbing suspect

Grainger County Sheriffs said the court scheduled a Luttrell man's arraignment for Tuesday, August 21, after he was charged with repeatedly stabbing a man inside a home in Washburn.

On Tuesday, August 17, Jason David Brown, 34, is accused of entering 24-year-old Thomas Crass' home on Tater Valley Road and stabbing him multiple times.

Sheriffs also said Brown is accused of slashing Angela Bunch, 21, across her arm, while she was trying to pull him from Crass.  Bunch had an intimate relationship with Brown in the past.

Union Co. woman says she was shot during home invasion

Union Co. woman says she was shot during home invasion

A woman in Union County says she was shot when a man invaded her home.

The sheriff's office there says it happened on Brewer Hollow Road in Sharp's Chapel Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies say the woman heard someone inside her home so she grabbed a gun before she found a man trying to steal her TV.

She told deputies that the intruder somehow got control of her gun, and she was shot in the shoulder.

The woman was treated at a hospital and released.

Deputies say the intruder ran away.

Man threatens to shoot wife, self in medical center

Man threatens to shoot wife, self in medical center

An East Tennessee husband will face charges for a threat he made against his wife that ended with an entire healthcare facility being evacuated.

Authorities say Christopher Britt of Grainger County threatened to shoot himself, then his wife. It happened Monday at the Blaine Medical Center.

Both had appointments at the center when Britt apparently lost his temper.

Crews had to close down the facility as a precaution.

They arrested Britt sometime later.

The sheriff says a similar incident happened one week ago.