The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Hawkins County Sheriff's office
A Bulls Gap man reported his son's bicycle had been stolen, with him later spotting it in front of his neighbor's house with a "for sale" sign attached.
A Rogersville resident reported harassment from a neighbor. The other man allegedly threatened to poison the complainant's cat, and "knock his teeth out" for looking at his girlfriend.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
An individual requested EMS response in Bloomingdale, saying he'd been in a dispute with an intoxicated woman. She allegedly "tripped over her feet" while "trying to hit his window," leading her to fall down in the driveway.
A 911 caller — who admitted to drinking "four or five beers" — told dispatch that his wife had hit him as he sat on top of the kitchen table, knocking him to the floor.
An argument ignited at a Kingsport home, after a man woke up his girlfriend, "for breakfast and sexual favors." The female told dispatchers that he's now, "sleeping outside in the truck."
Police were advised of juveniles who had "thrown milkshakes" at a store in Colonial Heights. The same delinquents were later reported as hitting mailboxes with baseball bats.
Police responded to a Bristol Motor Speedway campground due to a man "staggering" through various campsites and "into the creek." Officers explained to him "the easiest and safest route" back to his camp site, but a few minutes later police learned he was "going through belongings" at another individual's spot. He was then arrested for public intoxication.
Dispatch was alerted to a man "talking out of his head...saying he is Jesus."
Shortly before 10 a.m. a man called police to Deck Valley Road, saying his wife had come at him with a box cutter. His shirt was cut during the incident, with the man fearing she would also slice him. She was arrested for aggravated assault, with officers learning the dispute was over her husband's desire, "to go to a different church than they usually attend."
Kingsport Police Department
At 3:15 a.m. police were alerted to suspicious SUV and rental truck behind Chick-fil-A on East Stone Drive. A responding officer observed the vehicle leave the parking lot and swerve onto the shoulder of the roadway, at which point a stop was initiated. Two men exited the vehicle and ran, with only the passenger apprehended. In the back of the truck, according to an incident report, police located, "multiple large drums filled with what I believe to be fry oil." The apprehended suspect also had oil on his hands and clothing, but refused to answer any questions. He was arrested and charged with evading arrest, with an investigation into the incident continuing.
Police responded to a disturbance on Camelia Avenue, where a man said a friend had brought him there to buy marijuana. A woman was reportedly given $60 for the weed, with her going to another room to retrieve it. She then reemerged empty handed, according to the complainant, and claiming to have, "lost the pot." When she refused to return the cash the man sat down on the couch and refused to leave. An investigating officer located a "small baggie" of marijuana inside the woman's home, with her later handing over the complainant's money. She was arrested for theft and simple possession. Both the complainant and his friend were also arrested, charged with criminal attempt to purchase narcotics. As the three suspects were walked to squad cars the woman began threatening and yelling at one of the men: "You've got yours coming and won't have your baby long — I'll make sure of that!" After ignoring police commands to calm down she was additionally charged with issuing threats and disorderly conduct.
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