Recent Crime News
12 hrs ago | via The Florida Times-Union
A Jacksonville man exonerated after nearly 14 years in prison in the Mayport murder of his sister-in-law is facing a return after pleading guilty this week in a $6.8 million federal tax fraud case, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Chad Heins, 40, was indicted last year along with five other people on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government, theft of public money and aiding and abetting the theft of public money. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via WWLP
The attorney for a Hamblen County man arrested over the weekend in Dandridge for several vehicle thefts and arson asked for a mental evaluation for his client Thursday morning saying he had been awake for 12 straight days and was trying to experience the video game "Grand Theft Auto" in real life. Joshua Cooper, 27, appeared in court Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing where public defender Russell Veldman claimed his client had been awake for 12 days prior to the weekend's incidents and asked for the hearing to be reset so Cooper could undergo a mental evaluation. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via New York Daily News
Joshua Wayne Cooper, 27, is seen after being taken into custody late Sunday night, concluding what authorities say was a multi-county crime spree that began early Thursday morning in east Tennessee. A wild multi-county crime spree involving stolen cars, arson and high-speed chases in east Tennessee has ended after a slippery suspect's second arrest - and at least fourth car crash - over the course of four days. Comment?
Thursday Mar 5 | via Chattanoogan.com
Alan Shuptrine, watercolorist and owner of Shuptrine's, is offering a watercolor workshop on Thursday, April 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The workshop will be held at the gallery, located at 2646 Broad St. Participants will learn to paint with watercolors in realism using wet-in-wet technique for the background, and detailed dry brush in the foreground. Comment?
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