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Kingsport shooting ‘victim’ arrested for false reporting

Rain Smith • Aug 1, 2018 at 1:26 PM

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies.

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

July 26

— A man told police that his father had recently passed away, with the remains kept in an urn at a shed in Rogersville. They have now gone missing, but several family members had since seen a photo of a man holding the urn. No motive was listed in a police report, though a suspect in the theft is named.

July 27

— A woman called police about her mother having to be transported to the hospital for a stroke. She blamed it on the patient’s grandson, who was having a party in the basement of her home when the stroke occurred. She said the 23-year-old had also been using his grandmother’s debit cards without her permission. 

July 28

— When a man picked up a “friend” to take him to the grocery store, he asked that they first stop at Dollar General. The driver went inside to purchase items that he had requested, then exited the store to see the other man driving away in his PT Cruiser. The suspect was not immediately located, but a warrant was obtained for felony theft.

Kingsport Police Department

July 28

— A man entered his former girlfriend’s home uninvited and started yelling at a guest, then hit his ex with a stick and slammed her head into the floor. He fled but was later located on Lynn Garden Drive, where he attempted to run from officers but was chased down. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault and burglary.

July 29

— When a woman went to visit her grandmother, her cousin was present and fussed at her for entering without knocking. The altercation escalated to him pulling a knife and slashing at her, then he “stabbed himself in the right leg.” He was taken to the hospital for treatment and later booked into jail for aggravated assault.

— An officer responded to Indian Path Medical Center to speak with a man who claimed to have been shot in the shoulder. However, when X-rays were taken to examine the wound, doctors advised it was not caused by a bullet. After providing “four different versions” of what occurred — and a description of the gunman — he admitted to injuring himself when he was drunk. He said he fell down in his backyard, spurring his arrest for filing a false police report.

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