Blotter: Man tries to fend off police with cigarette, resident gets stuck in window

Rain Smith • Feb 21, 2013 at 6:09 AM

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

Wise County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 8

A Big Stone Gap woman advised her brother locked himself out of his home, then attempted to make entry by crawling through a window. But he got stuck, according to the caller, and needs the fire department to come free him.

Feb. 19

A Coeburn woman claimed her ex-boyfriend was, "screaming, cussing and breaking things." Officers responded to find both individuals were calm, while the man had only broken a picture of himself.

An Appalachia woman told dispatch that a "princess" is attempting to slap her.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 18

Police were notified of a 14-year-old boy on Brookside Drive, "playing with gas and a weedeater."

Officers were asked to check on a female walking along Big Ridge Road while, "yelling obscenities."

Someone called police on a pair of 10-year-olds. They allegedly refused to stop playing in a creek on property along Jonesboro Drive, which is marked as no trespassing.

Feb. 19

Police responded to an alleged assault on Gaines Street. A female relayed waking up at a neighbor's house at 7 a.m. — after being there "all night drinking" — then returning home to find her husband was mad. When she attempted to get their children and leave the residence he allegedly slapped and choked her, prompting his arrest for assault. Police also notified Child Protective Services of the incident.

A deputy responded to a domestic assault in progress in Blountville, where he was let inside by a juvenile resident. He then encountered an arguing male and female, with the man making expletive-laced demands for the officer to leave. The deputy reports telling the man that police needed to ensure everything was OK, at which point the suspect "became aggressive in his mannerisms." He allegedly grabbed the officer and a fight ensued — ending only after he was pepper sprayed and struck multiple times by the officers's baton. He was arrested and charged with assault and resisting stop or arrest.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 19

Police responded to a burglary report at the Lighthouse Community Center on Caney Creek Road, where someone had broken out a window to make entry. More than $1,300 worth of items were reported stolen: cash, food, two ceramic Spanish Dancers, "a large amount of personal hygiene items."

A horse was running free along Carters Valley Road, with an individual eventually getting it tied up at the Whistle Stop Market. Police charged the owner for animals running at large.

Feb. 20

A deputy observed a driver fail to signal while turning off Highway 33 in Mooresburg. When a stop was conducted on Adams Lane, a male passenger bolted from the car and ran across an adjacent field. When ran down by the deputy the man allegedly fell on his back and kicked his feet several times, striking the officer once in the knee. Throughout the foot chase and scuffle he also held a lit cigarette in his hand, with a report saying he tried several times to burn the officer. One attempt was successful, burning the deputy on the wrist. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with assault on an officer and resisting arrest, with a check of records revealing he had active warrants in two counties.

For past entries visit the Times-News blotter page.


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