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Intoxicated mom arrested after leaving child in van

March 4th, 2014 12:57 pm by Rain Smith

Intoxicated mom arrested after leaving child in van

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 28

A woman called police from the parking lot of a Kingsport restaurant, saying her friend is "drunk in a vehicle and extremely claustrophobic."

A Piney Flats resident reported their vehicle had been taken without permission by a 15-year-old.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a 911 caller claimed that a couple were in a Bloomingdale parking lot "having sex on the ground." Upon police arrival, the suspects were gone.

March 1

Dispatch was alerted to someone along a Blountville road "trying to steal the sign for Bristol Motor Speedway."

A Kingsport resident reported someone repeatedly driving by their home while "yelling cuss words."

March 2

Police spoke with a man at Bristol Regional Medical Center who had suffered a stab wound to the hand. He claimed it occurred while he attempted to retrieve his wallet from the truck of an acquaintance, but refused to provide information on the suspect or incident location.

Kingsport Police Department

Feb. 25


At approximately 11:30 p.m., an officer observed an unattended van with the engine running on Eastline Drive. A subsequent check found the doors were unlocked, while a "young child" was asleep inside. The child's mother was located exiting an apartment, with police noting she was lethargic and "heavily intoxicated." She reportedly told officers that she had been checking on the child intermittently and didn't see anything wrong with leaving the child in the van. A search of the vehicle located several empty airplane bottles of liquor and the woman admitted to drinking — but assured she was "fine." She was then arrested and charged with public intoxication and child neglect.

Feb. 27

Shortly before 3 p.m., a pair of undercover officers were traveling a downtown Kingsport street. A female pedestrian allegedly waved and motioned that they pull over, then asked if they "wanted to party." After reportedly offering to perform oral sex for $20, she was arrested, charged with prostitution.

March 2


A man was arrested on a warrant stemming from an incident on Valentine's Day. At that time he allegedly agreed to sell an Xbox to an individual outside a Kingsport apartment complex. But after taking the victim's money, according to a police report, he sprayed the buyer with pepper spray and ran away. He was jailed Sunday on charges of assault and robbery.

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