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Two arrested in Kingsport home invasion

January 9th, 2012 1:15 pm by Rain Smith

Two arrested in Kingsport home invasion

Ricky Trent, left, and Terry Jackson.

A pair of Kingsport men have been arrested after allegedly breaking into a home, attacking two people and making away with medication.


A police K9 tracked the suspects to a nearby residence, where the men allegedly refused to come out. Police eventually forced their way into the home, with the K9 latching onto the arm of one suspect who struggled with officers.


The incident began shortly after midnight Monday at 4213 Sullivan Gardens Drive. According to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, a man and woman were inside watching a movie when two white males burst through the front door.


The suspects reportedly knocked the man to the ground and began beating him in the head. When the woman attempted to pull them off the victim, the attackers allegedly began hitting her. Police say she attempted to call 911 but the suspects took her phone and continued their attack.


The two men allegedly took medication from the residence and ran away. The victims called police and identified the suspects, naming them as Terry Jackson and Ricky Trent.


SCSO Officer Aaron Smith and K9 Baro picked up the scent of the suspects outside the victim's home, following it approximately half a mile to 209 Rock Springs Drive. Police report two men could be heard inside, and seemed to be, "bragging and laughing about something."


Officers knocked on the door several times, with the men inside going quiet and refusing to open the door. After approximately 45 minutes officers forced their way in, immediately locating and arresting Trent, 47, of 2048 Sherwood Road, Kingsport.


Jackson allegedly came out of another room and refused to follow police commands. He reportedly went at K9 Baro, attempting to grab him as officers were taking him to the ground. Police report Baro bit into the back of Jackson's right arm, remaining engaged until officers had Jackson in custody.


Jackson, 49, of the Rock Springs Drive home, was transported to the hospital to have his wounds cleaned and bandaged. Within a few hours he was released and transported to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville.


Both Jackson and Trent are charged with aggravated burglary, two counts of assault and theft of less than $500. Jackson faces and additional charge of resisting arrest.

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