The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A man claimed his ex-fiancee attacked him when he went to speak with her at her Rogersville home. She allegedly, "tried to push him off his bike and rip his shirt off," but a passing motorist stopped to pull her off of him.
A stop was conducted on a pickup that police had observed swerving on Highway 11-W. The 19-year-old driver admitted to "drinking all night" — estimating he had consumed at least 12 beers — and was arrested.
Police were dispatched to an alleged assault on Mountain View Road, where a man claimed his wife was attacked by a female neighbor. The alleged victim, who was reportedly standing along her fence when the neighbor reached over and punched her in the face, denied treatment from EMS but was transported to the hospital by her husband. Meanwhile, the suspect claimed to have been driving past her neighbors' residence when the other woman threw three rocks at her vehicle. When she stopped her car, a physical altercation ensued. Police referred both parties to private prosecution.
A Rogersville woman reported the theft of a goat from her property, saying it was the second animal she's had stolen.
An unwanted, 64-year-old visitor to a Rogersville home was told to leave. While backing his vehicle away he reportedly struck a pedestrian, injuring their leg, shoulder and hand. The suspect's Chevrolet Malibu also knocked over a brick column, then departed with a damaged bumper. Police later located the suspect on Austin Hill Road, where he was attempting to tear the bumper from the rear of his car. He was found to be driving on a revoked license and under the influence, was arrested and booked into jail.
Police responded to Faye Street due to a suspicious man knocking on the door of several residences. The suspect, who had bloodshot eyes and spoke with slurred speech, reportedly told police he was being chased by, "two large black men." A check of the area found no other men, the suspect was arrested for public intoxication.
A Church Hill man, 81, was arrested after admitting to firing a revolver into the air during a fight with his grandson. The grandson, 43, was also arrested. Video surveillance from a nearby home revealed he had came at his grandfather while armed with a tire iron, cursing and pushing him.
A Church Hill man told police that he had agreed to trade his 1994 pickup for a home, but later learned their was a lien on the residence. He has since attempted to regain his automobile, but the other party won't return it.
Kingsport Police Department
A resident of Carolina Avenue contacted police after they spotted a man climb through their neighbor's kitchen window. While on the phone with dispatch she observed the suspect leave out a back door, with responding officers finding the man walking nearby. He reportedly ignored police commands, attempted to run away and was Tasered. He was arrested and charged with burglary, evading arrest and resisting arrest.
A suspicious vehicle was reportedly driving around an apartment complex. The caller described one occupant of the car as having, "a dollar bill tattoo on his forehead."
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Police and EMS responded to a female "acting strange" outside of a county home, where she was "throwing furniture."
Dispatch was alerted to juveniles setting off fireworks outside a Blountville church. The caller said the kids were asked to leave, but refused.
A man allegedly bit his girlfriend on the arm during an argument over $100.
A Bristol resident called police on their neighbor, saying he's creating a traffic hazard by blowing grass clippings into the roadway. The offensive clippings were estimated at three inches deep.
A Kingsport woman claimed to have been hurt when "someone" entered her home the night before. She denied medical attention from central dispatch, but named a suspect in the incident as, "possibly the devil."