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'Unwanted' Kingsport man accused of burglary, theft against his mom

Jeff Bobo • Apr 26, 2018 at 11:53 AM

CHURCH HILL — A Kingsport man who was reported Saturday afternoon as an unwanted guest at a Carters Valley Road residence also happened to be wanted for on a five month old burglary and theft complaint filed by his mother.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday HCSO Deputy Chad Gillenwater responded to a residence near Church Hill on a report of Michael Shane Hoppenstedt being an unwanted guest.

Upon running a computer check on Hoppenstedt it was revealed that he had an outstanding warrant dating back to Dec. 19, 2017 for aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000.

Hoppenstedt, 33, 2034 Adair Avenue, Kingsport, was then taken into custody.

As officers were walking past his Jeep Cherokee parked in the driveway they allegedly observed a baggy containing a crystal-like substance in a vehicle cup-holder. That substance was alleged to be less than one gram of meth.

Upon searching the vehicle a small nylon zipper pouch was located in the driver's door panel which contained four syringes.

Deputies also allegedly located several items that had been reported stolen by his mother in December including electronics, tools, a gold coin and cameras.

On Monday Hoppenstedt was arraigned in Hawkins County Sessions Court on the outstanding aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000 charges, as well as new meth possession and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

As of Wednesday he remained held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set.

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