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Police: Man arrested for sexual battery after assaulting hotel employee

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A Kingsport man was arrested after police in Johnson City say he attacked an employee of a local hotel. Ralph Roberts, 39, was arrested after a brief search. Officers were called to the Best Western on North Roan Street Wednesday afternoon. Officers say Roberts assaulted the hotel staff member then ran from the area. Details of what happened were not released, but Roberts is charged with sexual battery, resisting arrest, among other charges. An arraignment for Roberts is set for Thursday afternoon.

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