News Center 22 8/23/17

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WYMT News reports
Police and officials are looking for a man missing out of Middlesboro Tuesday.
Police said in a statement that Jerome Hortillosa, age 42 was last seen Tuesday around noon near the East Cumberland Gap Parkway in Laurel County.

Hortillosa is described as a Hispanic man, 5’4″ and 120 pounds. He has black hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department at (606) 864-6600.

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The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
A Bledsoe woman was sentenced to three years in prison after her pretrial diversion was voided recently in Harlan Circuit Court.
Hazel Brock, 37, appeared for sentencing on Aug. 16 in front of Harlan Circuit Court Judge Kent Hendrickson with her attorney Doug Asher. Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jonathon Lee handled the case for the state.

The sentence stems from an indictment handed down by the grand jury on Oct. 28, 2013. According to the one-count indictment, Brock sold or transferred hydrocodone, a schedule III narcotic, on October 13, 2011.

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Local 8 News reports

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified human remains found in Hamblen County on Monday, August 14, as those of Isaac Watts, of Morristown.

The remains were discovered in a wooded area along Clyde Thomas Road and sent to the Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville for an autopsy.

TBI agents received information from the Medical Examiner’s office confirming the identity of the remains. Watts was reported missing in November.

TBI said the investigation remains active and ongoing.

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