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Woman defends son's honor with hammer to neighbor's head

September 23rd, 2013 2:40 pm by Rain Smith

Woman defends son's honor with hammer to neighbor's head

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

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 20


Police spoke with a man in the hospital emergency room. He said that while having a drink at a Mooresburg bar, he attempted to untangle a leash that was on a German Shepherd. The dog then bit him.

Sept. 22


Officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Little Pumpkin Valley Road, for violation of probation and failure to appear. The suspect's boyfriend claimed she had run from the home upon their arrival, but police found her hiding inside a vent return. She was taken into custody, while her boyfriend was arrested for false reporting.

Kingsport Police Department

Sept. 19


As a woman and her boyfriend were driving Chadwick Drive, her ex-boyfriend stopped his vehicle in their path. He then approached their car and beat on the windows, trying to get the new boyfriend to exit and fight. Later, while the woman was driving on Fairview Avenue, her ex-boyfriend's vehicle approached from the opposite direction. He reportedly pulled into her path and, "forced her to drive through someone's yard to avoid hitting him." He was soon located by police, arrested and charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Sept. 20

A city woman called police during an argument with her husband. She was angry that he had let their child breast feed off her sister.

Sept. 21

Loss prevention at Walmart reported embezzlement by an employee. Over the period of a week the woman had stolen $850 in cash, admitting to the theft to police. She was arrested.

A woman told police someone had broken into her home, while her mother may have been shot by her boyfriend. An officer speaking with the woman immediately noticed her, "behavior was very odd and not consistent with a rational person under these circumstances." Upon making contact with her mother and boyfriend, the couple relayed she was on drugs and had "destroyed the house." Police observed a door torn off the hinges, smashed TV, and multiple clothes that had been set on fire. The woman was then arrested for public intoxication and felony vandalism.

Sullivan County Sheriff's office

Sept. 19


A man called police from North Pickens Bridge Road, claiming his wife had attempted to stab him.

Dispatch was alerted to a suspicious man on Bunker Hill Road. A resident said he had asked to come in her home, claiming he was with a security company.

Sept. 20

A man pumping gas at a convenience store called police on "a loud mouth guy" with a mullet, saying he was giving him, "a hard time."

A Piney Flats woman told dispatch that her dog had gotten loose from her home, and she needed someone to come round it up.

A man told dispatch that his stepdaughter wants to move into his home, but he doesn't approve. In the background a dispatcher could hear the caller's wife, who was saying her daughter could stay because, "it's my house, too."

A Blountville man claimed his neighbor was violating a restraining order, had been videotaping his dogs.

A Bristol resident reported his washer and dryer stolen in a burglary.

Sept. 21

Police were dispatched to a fight on Broyles Lane. The victim said she had been drinking and smoking pot with a neighbor, who became enraged when told her son had been stealing things. In the ensuing brawl the mother picked up a hammer off the front porch, using it to hit her son's accuser in the head. She was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Sept. 22

Dispatch was alerted to a woman "crawling in the middle" of Lucy Road. A responding officer reports she was so intoxicated he couldn't understand what was she saying, and unable to stand on her own. Her boyfriend was located at a nearby residence, but refused, "to have her home in the condition she was in." She was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the city jail.

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