Kingsport police officer arrested, charged with domestic assault

Rain Smith • Nov 21, 2008 at 12:00 AM



A Kingsport police officer was arrested Thursday night for allegedly assaulting his wife. The two currently are separated.

According to an arrest report from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a report of an assault at 203 Hickory Hill Road in Church Hill about 10 p.m. The alleged victim told deputies that her husband, Daniel Scott Lane, 32, had grabbed her by the throat and forced her to the bed.

According to the arrest report, deputies observed several red marks on the woman’s throat. The marks were consistent with the type of assault described, deputies said in the report. Photos of the woman’s injuries were taken.

Based on the woman’s account of what happened and the marks on her neck, detectives determined there was probable cause to arrest Lane, 1513 Pendleton St., Kingsport. The police report says Lane was arrested at the Church Hill Police Department, charged with domestic assault, and taken to the Hawkins County Jail.

Lane is a patrolman for the Kingsport Police Department, Police Chief Gale Osborne confirmed. He was hired on March 10. Prior to that, he had several years of experience as a Hawkins County deputy, Osborne said.

Osborne said this is the first time Lane has gotten into trouble since he joined the department.

Lane has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Osborne said.

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