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Kingsport police seek victims in alleged salesman scam

December 30th, 2013 12:02 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police seek victims in alleged salesman scam

Photo of Timothy D. English Jr. provided by Kingsport police.

A Kingsport man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly hitting his girlfriend on the head with an iron on Christmas Eve may also have scammed people by presenting himself as a door-to-door salesman, according to police.

Timothy D. English Jr., 33, of 336 Sewanee Ave., is listed by Kingsport police as a suspect in the incidents. Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton says English is a former employee of a company out of Florida, peddling a product dubbed "Advantage, the Wonder Cleaner."

Patton says English's employment with that company has been terminated.But he allegedly continued visiting Kingsport homes and taking orders and payments with no intention or means of providing the product.

Police are asking anyone who placed an order with English over the past few weeks to contact detectives at (423) 229-9429.

English is currently held in the Sullivan County jail in Blountville on charges of aggravated assault. According to a Kingsport police incident report filed on Christmas Eve, officers were called to his residence shortly before 7 p.m.

According to statements from his girlfriend, English punched her in the face, then hit her on the back of the head with a clothes iron. Police observed injuries consistent with her statements, including a large knot and scratches, prompting English's arrest.

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