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Burglars defecate on porch; bondsman pepper sprays child

August 15th, 2013 3:06 pm by Rain Smith

Burglars defecate on porch; bondsman pepper sprays child

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

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 12


A Church Hill woman told police she'd been arguing with her boyfriend all night, which escalated to him assaulting her. She said he "body slammed" her onto the ground outside the house, an allegation he later admitted to police. Both were ultimately arrested, as she was learned to have three felony warrants for failure to appear.

Police were told a white Hummer had driven onto Camelot Golf Course on Pressmen's Home Road, causing $1,500 in damage.

A Bulls Gap woman called police, then ran to hide in a nearby barn. Upon arrival, a deputy learned her husband — who had been "drinking all day" and "always carries a loaded gun on his side" — began cursing his wife, saying he should "just shoot her and get it over with." The man was arrested for domestic assault.

Aug. 14

For the second time in one week, a Hawkins County resident told police they received a call from someone impersonating a DEA agent. Both victims were told they had active warrants for their arrest, but charges would be dropped if they paid the "agent" money. He demanded $897 from the first woman, then upped his request to $5,500 with the second. He also told the latest victim that she'd "lose her job if she didn't cooperate." Police advised the complainants to send no money.

A Rogersville woman reported harassing calls and texts from another female, saying 25 had been sent since May. The suspect was reportedly "calling her names."

On Carters Valley Road, police clocked a motorist traveling 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. When stopped, he claimed he had an emergency at home, where his son had suffered a broken arm. Police followed the man to his residence and found "no physical emergency at this time." The man then admitted concocting the story "to get out of a speeding ticket." He was arrested for filing a false police report, at which time an officer located 10 Oxycontin in his possession. That prompted an additional charge of possession of schedule II drugs.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 12


A Kingsport resident reported a prowler in the neighbor's yard "carrying a suitcase.'

A man reported having a dispute with his uncle, who now keeps driving up and down the road with "his hand out the window in the shape of a gun."

A Bristol resident called police on his neighbors, complaining about their continual parking of vehicles on his property.

Dispatch was advised of a suspicious vehicle on Little Oak Road. A caller said the driver had stopped in the road and "seemed confused" — has his "belongings spread all over the car."

A turquoise Trans-Am was "doing doughnuts" on Deck Valley Road.

A Blountville man reported having an altercation with bondsmen, who arrived at his home to take his wife into custody. During the argument, one bondsman allegedly attempted to pepper spray the suspect's husband, but instead doused their 11-year-old son in the face. Police advised the man how to pursue charges through court.

Aug. 14


A Memorial Drive resident reported an incident that had occurred "sometime in the last two days." He said an individual kicked in the door then "ripped up a roommate's birth certificate."

Police were alerted to a Blountville man "outside beating on things and screaming."

Kingsport Police Department

Aug. 13


Police located the final suspect in a recent burglary in which nothing was stolen, but unwanted waste was left behind. On Aug. 2 a Clinchfield Street resident returned home to find his apartment had been "rummaged" through. He named three suspects who were spotted running from the apartment, adding that they had defecated "in his bathroom and on the porch." The day of the incident, two suspects were located and arrested. The third was booked into jail on Wednesday. 

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