Monday, April 08, 2013

Sullivan County stand-off
Sullivan County authorities say they were involved in a standoff Sunday night after a wanted man took drastic measures to evade bondsmen. 24-year-old John Ratcliff jumped through a trap door in a trailer located at 679 Deck Valley Road and refused to come out for officers who responded to the scene to assist the bondsman. Police had to dismantle a piece of underpinning and used a thermal camera to locate Ratliff. The man still refused to come toward police and from underneath the trailer. The standoff ended when police released a K-9 dog at the opening they had created and the man came out from under the house. Ratliff had active warrants for assault, possession of a weapon, and failure to appear in court. Ratliff did try to fight officers when he crawled out and then began to harm himself by beating his head against the patrol car. They had to put him on the ground in order to keep him from hurting himself. (CC)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Bristol, Virginia: Northeast Weather is Cause to Postpone Planned Ribbon Cutting For Nulife Glass
  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Stabbing Under Investigation in Johnson City
  • Haslam Believes 'Insure TN' Can Work Better Than Obamacare
  • Threat Closes Two Sullivan County Schools
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • Erwin Man Jailed After October Stabbing Incident
  • Bristol Man Seriously Injuried After Being Hit by a Car
  • ABC Store Worker from Abingdon Accused of Embezzling
  • Abingdon and Bristol Men Charged for Sex Crimes in Separate Cases
  • Grand Jury Issues Indictments Stemming from Damascus Meth Raid
  • Woman Arrested for Attacking Her Sister
  • Former Sullivan County Jailer Charged With Using Excessive Force Against an Inmate
  • New Ads from TN Think Tank Attack Haslam's Insure Tennessee Program
  • Erwin Man Booked on Attempted Second-Degree Murder Charges
  • Bristol, Virginia Sets Ceremony for Glass Recycler
  • Sullivan Schools Chief Says Community Remains but New Schools Make Financial Sense
  • Lawmakers say Coal Downturn to Blame for Norfolk Southern Pulling Out of Roanoke
  • UPDATE: Clintwood Man Killed in Monday Crash in Dickenson County
  • Former Nurse Indicted for Stealing Meds from Indian Path



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