The latter incident occurred Nov. 11 at the Super 8 in Lynn Garden. Kingsport police report the victim was traveling through the area with family and stopped for the night at the motel.
At about 1:45 a.m., he and his wife heard a disturbance outside their room. When the husband stepped out to investigate, he saw a group of individuals in the breezeway, including a man who was beating a female. Subsequent investigation revealed that another man, Mark A. Harold, 20, was also at the scene.
When the motel guest attempted to intervene, Harold allegedly produced a handgun. Police say that as the husband retreated to his room, Harold fired multiple times, shooting him at least three times in the back. While the victim crawled back into his room, his wife called 911, and the group in the breezeway dispersed.
Sullivan County EMS responded and transported the man for treatment. Ultimately, none of his wounds proved life-threatening.
Harold, of 419 Allen Drive, Apt. C 107, is wanted on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at (423) 246-9111.
The other attempted murder occurred Oct. 15 at Dogwood Terrace Apartments, 1921 Bowater Drive. That’s where a 19-year-old man was reportedly stabbed during an altercation with Darius D. Woodbury, 24.
Police say Woodbury fled prior to their arrival on the scene, while the victim was transported to the hospital by EMS and treated for his injuries. Based on Woodbury’s past criminal history, police warn that he should be considered armed and dangerous.
In August 2016, Woodbury had words with pedestrians walking past a home on Riverside Avenue. After a challenge to fight, according to police reports, Woodbury pulled a handgun and fired several rounds.
No one was shot, but eight people were in Woodbury’s line of fire. He was arrested several days later on charges of felony reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. At the time of the stabbing this October, Woodbury was still on probation from the shooting incident.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call police. Anonymous tips in either of the above cases, or other crimes in Kingsport, can also be submitted via the KPD’s online “Citizen Feedback” forms: https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us/