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Blotter: Man calls police, brags he's good at fighting

April 18th, 2013 1:57 pm by Rain Smith

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


Sullivan County Sheriff's Office


April 15


A crying woman called police from Bethel Drive, saying her husband was "keeping" her money. She refused to provide either her name or that of her husband.


Officers were asked to check Allison Road for an, "elderly female riding a golf cart"


April 16


A man on Vermont Drive claimed his girlfriend had stabbed him in the arm with a screwdriver and burned him on the face with a cigarette, then choked him as he attempted to call 911. Police observed injuries consistent with his statements, prompting the woman's arrest for aggravated assault.


A county man claimed to have had $8,000 stolen by his stepson.


Norfolk Southern was notified of a malfunctioning railroad crossing on Industrial Park Road. The lights were reportedly flashing and bars were down, but no train was present.


Rims were stolen from a vehicle on Weaver Pike.


A woman reported her neighbor's garage door is open but shouldn't be, as the resident has been taken to a nursing home and her daughter is in jail. Police would later learn the door was intentionally left open for cats.


April 17


Dispatch was alerted to a disturbance at a Kingsport home, where a woman was allegedly off her meds and, "going crazy."


A man called police to a domestic disturbance between he and his girlfriend on Concord Street. An officer arrived to find him sitting in a chair on the front yard, intoxicated and unable to "coherently describe" what had occurred. After raising his voice and becoming exceedingly aggressive — including repeated statements of how he's "good at fighting" — he was arrested for public intoxication.


A caller requested that police check on four children, saying they were in the presence of a registered sex offender.


Hawkins County Sheriff's Office


April 14


Police responded to Melinda Ferry Road, where a woman had crashed a vehicle just outside her residence. She reportedly claimed that another car had came around the corner as she backed down her driveway, forcing her to swerve off the road to avoid a collision. After alcohol was observed on her breath she was questioned about drinking, at which time she admitted to consuming four beers. She then failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.


April 15


A Rogersville woman, 69, was arrested after allegedly throwing her husband's clothes onto their front porch, then threatening him and their granddaughter with a knife. When her husband attempted to drive from the residence she allegedly followed in another vehicle, driving beside him on the wrong side of the road in attempts to make him stop.


Police were alerted to an alleged trespassing incident on Carter's Valley Road, where a man had driven through a mobile home park while yelling and revving his engine. A deputy was told the suspect had previously "tried to pull a porch off" one residence, tearing up the yard in the process.


For past entrties visit the Times-News blotter page.

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