Woman arrested in alleged Kingsport home invasion

Rain Smith • Jul 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

A Kingsport resident's unsolicited visitor led to a late Monday night arrest, as he was reportedly awakened by an unknown woman standing in his bedroom.Records at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office state the incident occurred at a home on Forest Hills Road. At approximately 11:15 p.m. a resident called police to say a woman, who he did not know, was inside his home.The female left the bedroom after stirring the sleeping man, while he remained inside the room until police arrived. Upon their arrival the suspect was not located in the home, though a window at the back door was found broken to make entry. The front door of the home was also slightly open.While on scene deputies, were advised by dispatch that a possible suspect was walking on Fort Henry Drive near Hemlock Road. When officers responded to the area they found Mary Massarueh, 24, with a cut to her arm and hand.Massarueh reportedly told police that she had broken the glass out of a door at a house, then admitted to entering the home on Forest Hills Road. She also allegedly admitted to "trying to hide under a bed" before leaving out the front door.SCSO Public Information Office Leslie Earhart says Massarueh provided no explanation or motive for the home invasion, while no items were reported stolen from the residence.Massarueh was arrested and charged with vandalism and aggravated criminal trespassing. Her address is listed at 171 Hemlock Road, approximately one mile from the victim's home.Massarueh was transported to Blountville and booked into the Sullivan County jail.

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