A man has been arrested after leaving the scene of a crash at a tobacco store in Jonesborough. The Jonesborough Police Department reports that officers responded to Discount Tobacco in the 100 block of East Jackson Boulevard at 2:13 p.m. on Sunday. Multiple witnesses told officers that a white pickup truck had crashed into the front of the store, that then began backing out in a hurry. A witness gave officers video and pictures of the truck leaving and said that they saw it go behind the stores toward Magnolia Apartments. Inside the store officers found Cindy Wilson laying down after being hit by the truck and was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center. A trail of broken glass led officers to the apartments, where they located the damaged truck at one of the apartments. The driver, 72-year-old Ronnie Blankenship, was found in his apartment. Blankenship told officers he was aware that he had left the scene and was going to return to the location. He was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and transported to the Washington County Detention Center.
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