Greene County authorities searching for armed and dangerous suspect


The manhunt is still on for Scott Burger of Greene County.

Burger is wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault stemming from a kidnapping that happened early Tuesday. Police say he stabbed his girlfriend, who had to be taken to the hospital for stitches after she was released. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Police originally thought Burger was hiding in the woods in Greene County, just off Exit 50, but now they believe he is somewhere in Sullivan County or Washington County, Tennessee. Greene County Sheriff Pat Hankins says the last time they pinged Burger's cellphone, he was roughly 12 miles from the original search area heading towards Kingsport.

News 5 has confirmed that Burger has a criminal history.

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