Crime List 2013 Tri-Cities Virginia-Tennessee

What follows is only a partial list of the crime problems for the region of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. Much of this is drawn from convictions at the Federal Courthouse in Greenville, Tennessee, and press releases from Johnson City and Washington County Tennessee and Washington County Virginia.

By far the biggest offences are drug possession, distribution, and related violent crime. Methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse are the most pressing problems. The large illegal alien presence serves as a conduit for interstate drug trafficking by Hispanic gangs.

The jails are bursting with white people arrested on drug charges. According to press reports the Sullivan County jail, which was recently expanded to accommodate 600, has more than 800 prisoners. It's so bad inmates are sleeping in cots or on the floor. Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson is so fed up over funding he is looking at alternative forms of sentencing such as ankle bracelets.

The reason for so many people in jail according to Sheriff Anderson is drugs and alcohol:

"I would say without a doubt that if there ever is a study done in that jail, I would go so far as to say the reason that 90 to 95 percent of everybody who is in our jail has to do with drugs or alcohol - the abuse of drugs or alcohol. People end up doing stupid things on drugs."

State sees rise in crimes against Hispanics According to the AP Jan 06, 2012:

"Chattanooga Police have noticed a rise in crimes against Hispanic victims, even as the total number of crimes falls. Officials say the same trend is mirrored statewide. In the last decade, property crimes overall have declined, but those against Hispanics jumped 47% statewide, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Hispanic population has also grown at a faster pace than the crime rate. There is at least anecdotal evidence that the crimes are becoming more violent in Chattanooga. Jose Mendez was shot in the arm by a man who robbed him of $$450. The robber approached Mendez Nov. 30 as the victim checked the fluid levels in his car outside his home. On the same day, Alexander Morales was pistol whipped and shot in the hand."

Let's go back to the original article from

Hispanics in the area also tend to live in lower-income households, which according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics experience higher rates of overall property crime and household burglary compared with higher-income households...

In this entire long article it was Hispanic victim this and Hispanic victim that. Nowhere did it mention who or what group was behind the crimes, leaving hints of racism somehow being involved in the issue. While they note the crimes are becoming 'more violent' we get this:

On Nov. 30 Alexander Morales was taking out the trash outside Carniceria Loa on Broad Street on Chattanooga's southside when he was approached by two men. One of them hit him on the face with a gun, knocking him to the ground. As he got up to run away, one shot at him, hitting him in the hand. Nothing was taken but Morales said police think the men planned to rob the store.

Public officials while mum on who is targeting Hispanics, but say it's because they keep money on them. I guess so as often illegal aliens they face a number of risks using a bank being paid often in cash. To quote, "...sometimes people are afraid of reporting crimes if they are in the country illegally or if they come from a country where there's police corruption."

Who is committing crime against Hispanics? The PC police won't tell you, but it's other Hispanic criminals and in particular blacks. In East Tennessee we don't have a large black population so these kinds of crimes tend to be limited to other Hispanics. Hispanics commit crimes in far higher proportion to their population than whites, but not as bad as blacks. As their population grows so will the amount of crime they commit grow with them. Drug trafficking is already a major problem with Hispanics.

Crystal Dawn Helbert

June 13, 2013 Sheriff Fred Newman
Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office

A verbal disagreement over approximately $20 that escalated into a heated argument has resulted in two felony charges being lodged against a Washington County, Virginia woman. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, a call came in to Washington County Central Dispatch on June 12, 2013, at approximately 5:00 pm in regards to the incident.

According to statements by the victim, she and the accused became engaged in a heated argument over the money. As the victim was leaving the accused residence, the accused allegedly produced a handgun and fired into the rear of the victim's vehicle, shattering the rear window. Crystal Dawn Helbert, age 22, of 13376 Fall Hill Road, Abingdon, VA, has been charged with one felony count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. A 9mm handgun was recovered and the suspect was arrested at the scene. She is being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon.

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