The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
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In Bloomingdale a woman was allegedly assaulted by her son, who then "threw her purse on top of the building." The suspect fled the scene, while the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department responded to retrieve the victim's possessions from the roof.
A man called police on his "soon-to-be ex-wife," saying she was "hitting his truck with a shovel."
Dispatch was alerted to a "big ruckus" outside a home off of Orebank Road. A deputy responded to find no assault had taken place, while one party involved in a prior disturbance had already left the scene.
For the second day in a row, a Ridgecrest Avenue man called police about a wood piling dispute with his neighbor.
A woman on New Bethel Road reported juveniles firing bottle rockets at her vehicle.
Dispatch was advised of a man outside a Blountville store. He had reportedly "just got out of jail" and was asking people for money.
A Kingsport woman called police after her husband allegedly kicked a table "and things went everywhere" — including a candle that "flew off" and hit her in the head.
A welfare check was requested at a Bluff City home, where an American flag was flying upside down.
An Orebank Road woman contacted dispatchers about several "loud explosions," learning the noises were just fireworks.
A parent called police on their 13-year-old son, saying they had been hit by the child three times. He then "ran out the backdoor barefoot."
A Bloomingdale man alerted dispatch to a possibly intoxicated woman, saying she was "tearing up" his lawn furniture. A responding officer found no vandalism, but told her to leave the property or be arrested for trespassing.
Bluff City residents called police after a woman went "out of her mind." They told officers she had earlier "passed out" in the yard, then tried to "burn herself with a firework." A responding deputy found the woman appeared to be OK and had suffered just a small burn.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
A St. Paul man claimed to have been Tasered by his neighbor.
Police responded to a vandalism complaint in Big Stone Gap, where a house and dog had been shot by a paintball gun.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A warrant for domestic assault was issued for a Rogersville woman. The victim claimed she was leaving her home when the suspect, who is also her cousin, grabbed her by the hair and began "throwing her around." While being attacked the victim fell, bringing her cousin — described as a "heavy girl" — tumbling down on top of her. It was then that the alleged victim heard her back "snap." Several neighbors came out of their homes during the fight, and provided police with statements consistent with the victim's. Three days later the suspect was located and arrested. She told police the incident was fueled by threats via Facebook, posted by the alleged victim and the victim's grandmother.
A woman in Rogersville contacted police about ongoing arguments between her husband and his cousin, who is also a neighbor. After the neighbor had been contacted for a sixth time by the Department of Children's Services, according to the woman, he went into the road and taunted her husband, challenging him to fight. Police advised each party to contact their private attorneys.
A Church Hill man was arrested after striking his girlfriend's car with a mop, cracking the windshield.
A woman claimed her ex-boyfriend had twisted her leg and struck her in the face, while he countered that she bit him twice and kicked him in the buttocks. A primary aggressor could not be determined, so police took no action.
A drunken Rogersville man reportedly became angry at his wife for "not respecting him" — so he broke a vacuum and living room table. When police arrived, he was found to have injured himself during the rage and was "covered in blood." He refused treatment from EMS and was arrested for domestic vandalism.
Police responded to a disturbance off Carters Valley Road, finding a man leaning against a car and "covered in mud." Through slurred speech he explained that he had been in an altercation with his brother. When his brother was interviewed, he said the suspect was intoxicated and "getting dangerous with the fireworks" — particularly near young children who were present. When asked to stop the reckless behavior he refused, so his brother physically restrained him "until he settled down." The suspect was arrested for public intoxication.
A Caney Creek Road man reported an assault at his residence, saying a woman had hit him in the head with an ash tray. Responding deputies could not locate the ash tray or any other type of weapon while the resident was found to be "very intoxicated." He was advised how to seek private prosecution against the alleged suspect.