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Video game binge leads to breakfast run, missing husband

October 31st, 2013 3:18 pm by Rain Smith

Video game binge leads to breakfast run, missing husband

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

Kingsport Police Department

Oct. 29


A suspicious man was "hiding beside" a market on East Center Street, then began, "staring into the front window." After "dancing in front of the building," according to a caller, he turned and walked away.

Dispatch was alerted to a "car load full of people yelling at each other" in Sullivan Gardens.

Vice Detectives observed two men sitting in a car near a West Stone Drive gas station, believing they were engaged in a drug deal. When officers approached they observed one occupant stuff a baggie into his pocket, prompting them to grab his wrist, "for officer safety." After a brief struggle he was taken into custody, with the bag found to contain three pills. A small amount of marijuana was also found in the car, both men were arrested.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 28


A Church Hill woman reported that a man had taken her car without permission, later calling to say he had wrecked the vehicle.

Oct. 29

A Mooresburg teen returned home after being gone for three days, then proceeded yelling that he, "wanted to go to school." When his father said that he wasn't feeling well, thus couldn't take him, the 17-year-old, "became irate and punched the lights out over the kitchen table." He left prior to police arrival. According to his father, the boy hadn't attended classes for his GED since August.

A deputy visited the hospital to speak with a man who claimed to have been "tied up and beat" under a Hawkins County bridge. Police say he had a cut over his left eye, and "changed his story on three different occasions."

Oct. 30

A Rogersville man, 71, reported telephone harassment from an unknown individual, saying they call and use "foul" language.  An officer advised that he contact his cell phone provider to have the caller's number blocked.

A Church Hill woman entered her ex-husband's home and "demanded narcotics." When denied she "tossed items throughout the residence," according to a police report, leaving abrasions on her ex-husband during an ensuing struggle. She fled before officers arrived, with a warrant for her arrest to be obtained.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 29


Police were advised of a local paving company, "letting unlicensed Hispanic workers drive the work trucks."

An I-81 motorist claimed that the reckless rider of a Harley Davidson had knocked a mirror off her car.

Individuals in a BMW were filming two motorcycle riders, according to a caller, as they performed wheelies on I-26.

Shortly after 9 a.m. a Kingsport woman alerted police to her missing husband. After being "up all night playing video games" he left their residence at 4:30 a.m., heading to get breakfast at Hardee's. He later called his wife to relay "a problem" at the John B. Dennis location, so he's now going to the Hardee's in Colonial Heights. Four hours later she had yet to see or hear from him, which is strange because he calls, "every 10 minutes when he goes somewhere." A little before noon another family member talked with police. They said the matter had been resolved, the man had ended up at Hardee's in Gate City. The delay was due to him "falling asleep in the parking lot," but now he's fine and on his way home.

Oct. 30

Washington County authorities requested that Sullivan County dispatch make contact with a Blountville man. They said his Porsche had been found, "over an embankment in a tree, with no one around."

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