The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A Bristol woman reported that her teenage daughter's Facebook page had been hacked. The girl's name had been changed to "Whorely," her occupation altered to a term for performing fellatio.
A drunk man was "back at" a residence off Wilcox Drive, and again "causing a problem."
Police searched for a prowler outside of a Kingsport residence, with deputies warned that the suspect, "is known to a pull a kitchen knife." He wasn't located.
A Kingsport man reported someone was rustling his sheep from a residence on West Valley Drive, and stolen his horse trailer to do so. A deputy soon spotted the suspect's vehicle on Highway 93 and conducted a stop. The driver reported that the sheep were actually his, with the alleged victim giving him permission to use the trailer. When police spoke again with the complainant he said it was OK for the man to use the trailer and remove the animals. An incident report notes the two have an ongoing issue in a "power of attorney situation," and no further action was taken.
A caller alerted dispatchers to a suspicious "Willie Nelson look-a-like" playing guitar along Interstate 81, accompanied by a dog.
An incident of road rage was reported on East Carter's Valley Road, where one motorist allegedly "punched" a car that had driven around him.
A motorist requested a welfare check along Rich Drive, claiming that she had spotted someone dragging an unconscious man, "by his arm out of the roadway." Police responded but found no one.
A Bluff City woman – who "has an anger problem" – allegedly hit her husband with a curtain rod, then threw a coffee maker at him three times. He was hit by the appliance once, leaving an abrasion over his eye, and she was arrested for assault.
Kingsport Police Department
An officer observed a possibly drunk driver weaving from side to side on Shipp Springs Road. The driver refused to stop for police sirens and lights, and drove through a stop sign. He reportedly had his left hand out of the window throughout the incident, "holding a finger up" to the pursuing officer. When the vehicle stopped on Leeland Drive the operator performed poorly on field sobriety tests, prompting his arrest.
A man claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint inside his home, with a male and female stealing jewelry. He told police the incident occurred earlier in the day, at approximately 3 p.m. – but it was 2:45 p.m. when he spoke with an officer. The alleged victim's son said he was told that the incident occurred the previous night, adding that his father "may be overmedicated." The case was turned over to detectives.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
Police responded to a disturbance at a Mooresburg residence, where a woman threw her boyfriend's clothes out of the residence and "poured liquor on them."
A Rogersville woman claimed to have been assaulted by her husband. She said he was angry that she had taken her medication to another residence, as she needed to "hide" them from him. While explaining the situation to police she pulled her meds out of a plastic bag, with an officer observing marijuana was also inside. A search located rolling papers in her possession, she was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A Rogersville man reported that his live-in girlfriend's son has also been staying at his residence. When he asked the man to leave he allegedly became irate, pushing the homeowner to the ground and spraying him in the face with mace. Officer's spotted the suspect in a field behind the residence, but he ignored police commands and ran away.
At Christian Bend boat ramp police located a vehicle that had been, "stripped and set on fire," with its VIN also removed.
Police responded to the Hawkins County Emergency Room, where a man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his left foot. It was determined to be accidentally self-inflicted, as a .22-caliber rifle – believed to be inoperable – fired as he worked on it.
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