Bristol man arrested after standoff
Jonesville man charged with child abuse
Hawkins man burned in explosion
Mount Carmel OKs Kingsport trash pickup
BRISTOL, Tenn. - A Bristol, Tenn., man was arrested Wednesday after a three-hour standoff with police at his wife's home. Police officers responded to 248 Wildwood Drive around 9:30 a.m. after getting a report that the resident's estranged husband had entered her home. When officers arrived, they couldn't get anyone to answer the door so the department's Special Operations team was called to the scene. Police said the woman's husband, Michael Bolyard, 47, was wanted for an assault on his wife on Feb. 8 and for doing more than $10,000 in damage to her home. Negotiators tried to make contact with Bolyard by using a public address system, but he would not respond. The SWAT team deployed a "throw phone," police said, and a short time later Bolyard came to the door and complied with orders to exit the residence. He was arrested without incident and booked into jail on the Feb. 8 charges - domestic assault and domestic vandalism. Police said more charges are pending.
JONESVILLE - A Jonesville man is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond on a single charge of child abuse for allegedly burning his 2-year-old child with a cigarette. Terry Eldridge, 31, Horton Subdivision, will be arraigned today in Lee County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. A warrant alleges that the Lee County Sheriff's Department was notified that on Feb. 22 the child had been held down by its father and burned with a cigarette. A doctor's report states the child suffered a third-degree burn.
GOSHEN VALLEY - A Hawkins County man suffered facial burns early Tuesday morning when he accidentally spilled a liquid cleaner in a wood burning stove and it exploded in his face. According to a report filed by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, Randall Blair, 43, 2710 Goshen Valley Road, Church Hill, stated that he went to put wood in the stove shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Blair told deputies there was a bottle of cleaner beside the stove, and the bottle turned over and exploded. Church Hill EMS responded to the scene and transported Blair to Holston Valley Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday to issue a 120-day notice to BFI terminating its contract for garbage pickup in favor of a deal worked out with the city of Kingsport for the service. Mount Carmel's contract with BFI was costing the town $146,073 - not including a varying charge for dumpster pickup. The Kingsport offer is for $129,000 annually. Mount Carmel's garbage pickup contract with BFI expires in 2009, but the BMA moved forward with the Kingsport deal under the advice of Town Attorney Joe May, who said the BFI contract can be terminated by sending BFI a 120-day notice.