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Bristol TN man jailed on drug, weapons charges

A Bristol, Tennessee man walking in the area of a police manhunt Wednesday in Bristol, Virginia ended up getting booked on gun and drug charges.

A report issued Thursday said Matthew Hartman, 26, was seen by an officer on Oakview Avenue while the search for suspects continued following an assault on a Virginia State Trooper at a convenience store on East Valley Drive.

Hartman was found carrying a gun and drugs. He was arrested and is facing three charges. Hartman was released on his own recognizance and will be arraigned in General District Court on May 18.

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