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Former Grainger Co. sheriff faces DUI, evading arrest charges

(WBIR) A former Grainger County sheriff and current Rutledge mayoral candidate was charged with drunk driving after he ran into at least one tombstone while leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase.

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested Richard Jay McElhaney Saturday night and charged him with driving under the influence, evading arrest, reckless driving, among other charges, according to a Grainger County records.

5 arrested in Grainger Co. prostitution bust


(WBIR) The Grainger County Sheriff's Office arrested five people after law enforcement busted a home in Rutledge for prostitution.

On Thursday afternoon, law enforcement raided a house located at 3422 Highway 92.

Ky. fireworks law changes felt in Tenn.


(WBIR, Harrogate) It's been three years since the Commonwealth of Kentucky voted to loosen their laws on selling fireworks, making them essentially the same as in Tennessee. Depending on who you ask, the effects of the laws can be felt.

Rutledge man charged with shooting father in the face

(WBIR) Grainger County deputies said a Rutledge man shot his father in the face early Thursday morning.

A witness told deputies William Gregg, 32, shot his father, 70-year-old William Gregg, in the face at his Rutledge home on 148 Cockrum Road. The two were apparently arguing about the handgun and why the son had it.

A helicopter flew the father to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he's listed in stable condition.

Death penatly still a possibility for accused pharmacy shooter

The man charged with killing two men and injuring two others during a pharmacy robbery spent the morning in court fighting the possibility of being sentenced to the death penalty.

Investigators said Jason Brian Holt went o the Down Home Pharmacy in Bean Station in May to steal prescription drugs. While there, he shot and killed the pharmacist and owner, Stephen Lovell, and a 72-year-old customer, Richard Sommerville. Pharmacy technician Alexia Gail Wilson and Janet Colleen Clift were also shot but survived.

Hancock woman arrested on child sex abuse charges

(WBIR) Kentucky authorities arrested a Hancock County woman on child sex abuse charges.

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) arrested Rebecca Gibbs, 24, on June 4th as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. ICAC began investigating Gibbs when it learned she might have been producing and distributing explicit images of minors.

Rebecca Gibbs has been charged with two counts of 1st degree sodomy and one count of being a fugitive from another state.