Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
During a Bristol traffic stop for a broken taillight, the driver appeared nervous and “started to stutter.” A K-9 alerted officers to the glove box, which contained 10 packages of “distilled cannabis oil.” Labels on the products called the oil “supreme,” while also claiming it was 82 percent THC. Charges against the suspect, 23, are pending lab results on the confiscated items.
A man called police to his workplace on Highway 11-W, saying his ex-wife had vandalized his pickup. According to coworkers, the woman asked which vehicle was his, then wielded a hammer and smashed the windshield, side windows, rear window, turn signals and taillights. When police later located her, she admitted she had “lost her cool and busted every damn window,” netting her arrest for vandalism.
Kingsport Police Department
As an officer conducted a late night security check at Walgreens on West Stone Drive, a man entered pushing a bicycle. When told the bike must remain outside, he “immediately became irate, belligerent and confrontational.” After continuing to ignore police commands — saying the officer “had no right to control him” — and being disruptive in the pharmacy, the man exited and headed to the drive-thru. There he screamed about “being harassed,” ultimately triggering his arrest for disorderly conduct. Once in the squad car, he kicked at the windows. He also advised the officer and a store manager of their “black hearts” and added that “God will condemn you both.”
Police responded to the office of the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority and found a man passed out on a couch. After being stirred, he spoke with slurred speech and became combative, then advised he had been awake “around a week.” Suspected of being on drugs, he was arrested for public intoxication.
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office
Police who responded to a possible break-in at a vacant Rogersville home found an unoccupied car in the driveway. A check of the residence revealed a door had been forced open and a man and woman were inside. When questioned, they stated they were looking for a place “to have sex.” A consent search of their vehicle found several glass pipes and meth residue. The couple were arrested for drug offenses and trespassing.
As a man was trying to make repairs to a power outlet at a Surgoinsville home, he walked through a pile of dust that his girlfriend was sweeping. She then cursed him, followed him outside and hit him on the forehead with a ratchet. As he fled, another woman exited the residence and pointed a gun, allegedly “trying to provoke him” into a fight. Arrest warrants were to be obtained for the suspects.