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Inmate taken to hospital to dislodge contraband

January 23rd, 2014 3:50 pm by Rain Smith

Inmate taken to hospital to dislodge contraband

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 20


Dispatch was advised of an assault at a Kingsport home, where a man fled after his mother, "tried to hit him with a baseball bat."

A caller claimed four or five teens were using drugs and alcohol at a Bristol residence, playing music loudly and leaving an infant inside, "screaming and crying." An officer visited the home, but the alleged party wasn't located.

Jan. 21

Police responded to a disturbance on Rock Springs Road, finding a woman and her fiance were fighting, "over two cigarettes missing from a pack." Both advised no assault had occurred, the altercation was only verbal, and police took no action.

Jan. 22

A Bluff City man called police to report the theft of his dog. He said it occurred five days prior while a woman visited his home, adding he was "OK at first" with her taking it. But now he wants it back.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 21


A Church Hill woman, 25, called police to report harassment via Facebook. She claimed that another woman had posted "derogatory remarks that are untrue," along with the alleged victim's home address.

A man told police that he had accepted a friend request from a woman on Facebook, later learning the alleged female was conducting a scam. She reportedly asked that he wire her money and claimed to be an employee of President Obama. The funds were needed, stated the scammer, for a trip, "to meet with the president of Nigeria."

Kingsport Police Department

Jan. 21


Police responded to Food City on Moreland Drive to deal with a woman, "drunk inside the store." She was located and questioned, claiming that she was only, "painting her fingernails." After nearly falling down "several times" she was arrested for public intoxication.

A woman, 75, has received calls for three straight weeks from an unknown man, claiming she has won a prize. When asked to send him $200 she recognized it was scam, and has "continually" told him to stop calling. His efforts have grown increasingly hostile – now his calls include threats of a visit to her residence, followed by rape and murder.

Jan. 22

At approximately 11:30 p.m. a man – who sports a tattoo on "the lower portion of his forehead" – walked into a Sullivan Gardens convenience store. He selected a bottle of Gatorade, Snickers bar and bag of pork rinds, then slipped the cashier a note demanding money. The employee told police she thought he was joking, due to the fact that he never spoke a word or displayed a weapon, so she simply told him, "No." He then grabbed his note and walked out, leaving his snacks behind. Police say a review of security footage confirmed the account given by the clerk, who added that the suspect had a tear drop tattoo under each eye.

Jan. 23

After being arrested on a warrant, a woman stated that she had drugs stashed within an orifice. She "thought" she could get it out, but in an examination room at the jail her efforts  – and those of two female officers  – were "unable to remove the object." She was then transported to a local hospital for treatment, where the medical staff successfully extracted the "plastic packaging" and drugs. Their net weight was 4.4 grams. A report notes the "rock-like substance" would be sent to the TBI crime lab for analysis and positive identification.

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