Blotter: 8-year-old punches, bites school principal

Rain Smith • Apr 25, 2013 at 1:49 AM

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

Wise County Sheriff's Office

April 19

A Big Stone Gap woman advised that a man had entered her house cursing, saying that she owed him money. The suspect was gone upon police arrival.

A caller from Wise said she "needed' to speak with the sheriff. When told he was not available but a deputy could call her back, she that would be OK. She then went on to explain that a young couple owe her $65 — which she wants right now, as she's out of cigarettes.

April 22

An Appalachia man called police during an argument with his wife, saying he needs an officer because she won't listen to him. A deputy responded to their location to learn the disagreement was over Facebook. The couple agreed to separate for the night and cool off.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

April 22

Vehicles were allegedly blocking the roadway during a verbal altercation on Dairy Circle. Dispatch advised that more than one unit should respond, as an individual involved "does not like officers."

Police were asked to check on a vehicle traveling Devault Bridge Road. A caller said it was "all over the road" and had a small child as a passenger.

A deputy was dispatched to the area of Hamilton Hill Road and Highway 390, where a deer was severely injured after being struck by a vehicle. Upon approval from a supervisor the officer discharged two rounds and killed the animal.

Police visited Weaver Branch Road after a 12-year-old, armed with knives, allegedly threatened to stab another child, age 6.

Dispatch was alerted to a fight on Old Weaver Pike, where the resident of one mobile home visited their neighbor's while carrying a baseball bat.

April 23

An incident of disorderly conduct was reported at Sullivan South High School.

On a residential street in the county teenagers were allegedly "writing vulgar messages on the road with chalk."

A Bloomingdale resident claimed someone had stolen a taillight off his vehicle, adding that he had video footage of the theft.

An incident of indecent exposure was reported along Highway 75 in Blountville, where a caller said a man "had his pants open in the front."

A Bloomingdale woman called dispatchers on her neighbors, saying their 5-year-old child was currently left at home alone. Police responded to find both the child's parents were present, while the original caller appeared to be intoxicated.

April 24

Police were asked to check Bristol Caverns Highway after a report of an intoxicated man in the roadway, riding a lawnmower.

A caller advised a fight was occurring outside a Kingsport home, where a mother and daughter were "pushing and shoving each other."

Police were called to Holston Elementary School in Blountville, finding the principal had been punched, kicked and bitten by an 8-year-old. An educator and an officer had to restrain the boy in a chair, one holding his legs and the other his arms. A police report states the incident began when the boy disobeyed his teacher's orders to get off a chair, then smacked a female student on the arm. A total of three school employees were treated at the scene for bruises and abrasions, while the Department of Children's Services was notified of the incident.

For past entries visit the Times-News blotter page.

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