April 4 KPD mugshot of Dallas J. Archer.
KINGSPORT — A woman arrested on driver's license offenses now faces felony charges, with Kingsport police saying she introduced into jail some atypical contraband: a stolen — and loaded — .22-caliber mini-revolver, via a body orifice.
According to incident reports at the Kingsport Police Department, the discovery was made as jailers processed Dallas J. Archer, 19, into the facility on Monday afternoon. Archer had earlier been stopped by a patrol officer on Skyland Lane after her mother claimed to have been assaulted and named Archer's Chrysler as the suspect's vehicle.
During that stop, Archer, address listed as unknown, was found alone in the car. A police report states a check of her driving status revealed her license was suspended for failing to satisfy multiple citations. She was then arrested for driving on suspended and transported to the city jail.
During the booking process, a female corrections officer reportedly detected an "unknown item in (Archer's) crotch."
That jailer and a female patrol officer then accompanied Archer to a restroom, according to the report, "and recovered a North American Arms 22 LR revolver (loaded) which Dallas had concealed in her vagina."
An incident report states the weapon was checked through the National Crime Information Center database, coming back as reported stolen during a 2013 auto burglary.
Along with the original charge of driving on a suspended license, Archer was charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, a Class C felony.
As of Tuesday morning, Kingsport police had placed no charges against Archer related to the alleged possession of the stolen firearm or the alleged assault originally reported by her mother.
Records reveal Archer was arrested by the KPD on April 4 for domestic vandalism and aggravated assault. In that incident, she allegedly choked her mother, then later entered a bedroom to pour bleach on her mother's clothes.