Kingsport ER patient fights with 6 nurses, 2 security guards

Rain Smith • Jan 25, 2013 at 1:15 AM

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

Kingsport Police Department

Jan. 24

Police responded to Indian Path Medical Center and observed an 18-year-old "yelling and attempting to fight the nursing staff." Six nurses and two security guards were attempting to hold down the teenager, who had visited the hospital after taking 10 Tylenol and was treated by ER staff. He then allegedly refused to leave. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 21

A Cedar Street resident reported a neighbor entered her home uninvited through a garage door, "dared her to hit him" and eventually punched a hole in one of her doors. The man was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, assault and vandalism. An officer's report notes the incident stemmed from him wrecking the victim's vehicle the previous night.

Jan. 22

A Rogersville man, 60, claimed his 16-year-old nephew hit him in the face and kicked him "on the butt." The suspect was gone upon police arrival.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 21

Deputies responded to a residence on Pleasant Grove Road. A juvenile who was home alone claimed to have gotten into verbal dispute with someone via X-Box Live, with the other player allegedly threatening to kill the boy and his family. When someone believed to be that other player arrived at the juvenile's residence — reportedly "piling up wood at a back door" — he fled to a neighbor's home. No suspect was located at the scene, with the boy and his mother advised to call police if they learned anything new about the incident.

Jan. 22

Shortly after 11 p.m. a patrol officer stopped to check on a vehicle parked at the side of Morelock Street, with a male slumped over behind the steering wheel. After knocks on his window the man awoke, reportedly stating he had just "gotten in the vehicle to smoke and read." Police observed the keys in the vehicle's ignition, an open beer between his legs and several empty beer bottles outside the driver's door. When asked to step from the vehicle a cut straw allegedly fell to the ground, while the butt end of a pistol was observed inside his coat pocket. Following a search that located marijuana and pills, he was arrested on numerous charges.

For the complete blotter listings read Saturday's print edition of the Times-News.


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