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Bath salts suspect causes disturbance at Kingsport McDonald's, fights ER staff

May 10th, 2012 11:23 am by Rain Smith

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

May 8

A BOLO was issued for a man who assaulted his girlfriend and stole her credit card — 45 minutes after being released from the Sullivan County jail.

May 9

A Sullivan Gardens Drive resident advised a man had came to her door claiming he'd been assaulted, asking for a ride to his mother's. When the woman instead offered to call 911 the man walked away, saying he didn't want the law involved.

Kingsport Police Department

May 7

At 11:20 p.m. police were dispatched to the East Stone Drive McDonald's on a report of a female, "causing a disturbance." The suspect told a responding officer that she had consumed a large quantity of bath salts, with police then transporting her to the hospital as a precaution. The officer reports that "seconds after" leaving the woman in the ER exam room a nurse ran out, saying the suspect was fighting with the staff. She was arrested for public intoxication and booked into the city jail.

An officer observed a vehicle driving partially over the painted line on John B. Dennis Highway. Police conducted a stop, with the female driver spitting out mouth wash as the officer walked towards her car. She reportedly admitted to drinking two beers, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

May 5

A vendor at a Mooresburg flea market reported tools, batteries and tampons had been stolen from his booth.

May 9

A man told police he found an individual riding a four-wheeler on his property along Ben Hill Road, and requested the person leave. The rider allegedly pulled out a handgun, threatened to "blow away" the property owner and rode away.

Wise County Sheriff's Office

May 4

Dispatch was alerted to a motor vehicle accident involving a deer. Though the car involved did not stop, a nearby resident came out to check on the animal. The resident told dispatch that the fawn then followed them home and would not leave.

May 6

A Big Stone Gap resident reported shots fired, with deputies responding to speak with a neighbor. The man said he broke his shovel trying to kill a snake — so he retrieved his gun and shot it.

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