The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
A resident of Blountville Highway called police on a 19-year-old male, saying he was punching a brick wall and throwing things. A couple minutes later, dispatch was told that the subject was on the porch in the fetal position “crying and rolling around.” As authorities were responding, the caller relayed everything was now OK — the man had gone to bed. He was only drunk, which she had never witnessed before, and it made her scared.
A Kingsport resident reported they were being intimidated by a neighbor, who had yelled, “Fatboy, you got it coming!”
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office
A Rogersville woman was charged with aggravated assault, accused of breaking a coffee cup over the head of her boyfriend. She admitted to the attack and losing her temper, while the victim said she “was mad over his phone because he was talking to other girls.”
Kingsport Police Department
An officer observed a vehicle traveling on Stone Drive with its bright lights activated, shining into the eyes of oncoming motorists. A stop found the driver’s license was suspended, while a passenger began yelling, “There was no reason to stop them.” The passenger then got out of the car and shoved an officer, prompting his arrest. En route to jail the man threatened “over and over” to get his AK-47 and shoot the officer in the head. While being removed from the patrol car he kicked the officer in the stomach — and later burned a mattress with a lighter he smuggled into the jail.
A man entered the Fort Henry Drive Walmart to return a TV converter that was previously stolen. While waiting inside he spotted an Xbox One sitting unattended on the service desk, and taking the console he walked out of the store. When he came back inside minutes later without the Xbox — and once again seeking a refund for the previously stolen TV converter — he was detained by loss prevention and charged with felony theft.
At 10:30 p.m., police responded to a complaint of loud music at an apartment on Watauga Street. The resident disputed with officers that his music was too loud, adding that he “doesn’t care if the neighbors complain.” The intoxicated man eventually turned down the volume and walked outside, telling police the music was now too quiet. When he said he was going to turn it back up he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
A shoplifter at Target on East Stone Drive fled from police, throwing down a stolen laptop and pill bottle in the parking lot. After he was taken into custody, officers retraced the route of the foot pursuit, finding the ibuprofen bottle the man had tossed contained prescription medications. He was arrested on multiple charges.
A cleaning lady at an East Stone Drive clothing outlet admitted to stealing “many types” of merchandise over the course of two months. She agreed to make restitution, was banned from the property and released on a misdemeanor citation.
A man told police that he had received a call from a friend at 2 a.m. asking for a ride from Memorial Boulevard. When he arrived at the location, he observed his friend being attacked by two individuals. After helping him into the vehicle and observing that he was bleeding from the face, he drove his friend to the hospital for treatment. But when the victim was questioned by police about the incident he allegedly “became belligerent” — stated that “nothing happened.”
Follow the blotter on Twitter.
comments powered by Disqus