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Man blames hit-n-run on groceries in vehicle

April 28th, 2014 3:15 pm by Rain Smith

Man blames hit-n-run on groceries in vehicle

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

April 25


A Kingsport man told police he had agreed to watch a woman's child at 10 a.m., with her stating she'd be back in about an hour. At 6:40 p.m. she had yet to return, and now the man was stuck with her two additional children who were now out of school. At 9 p.m. the Department of Children's Services were able to reach the woman by phone, with her stating she'd be home in about 45 minutes. She didn't arrive until 12:45 a.m., at which point she was arrested for child neglect.

Police were asked to check on a suspicious vehicle, which allegedly contained a woman, "spying on her boyfriend."

April 26

At 4:30 a.m. police found an "unsteady" man walking along Lebanon Road, "with an American flag." While speaking with an officer he admitted to drinking "a couple of beers," and threw the contents of his pockets into the road. A police check of the items found two broken glass pipes, an electronic cigarette and five pieces of candy. He was arrested for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While attempting to deliver a refrigerator in Bristol, a department store employee was bitten by the customer's dog. When told about the incident, the resident allegedly became belligerent with the two store employees at the scene, causing them to call police to his home. When a deputy arrived the man continued to scream and curse, ignoring police orders to calm down. He was eventually sprayed with pepper spray and arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

April 27


A Kingsport man feared his nose had been broken, after another man threw a flashlight and hit him in the face.

A Blountville man called police on his wife, telling a dispatcher that she, "keeps harassing him."

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

April 23


During a property line dispute, a Church Hill resident allegedly picked up a fence post and threatened to kill another man. He was arrested for vandalism, assault and trespassing.

April 23

A Church Hill woman returned from out of town, finding her son had "trashed" her home. She also learned that he failed to pay a bill for her rented TV, even though she had left him the money to do so, stealing both the cash and the flat screen.

Kingsport Police Department

April 24

At a Kingsport mobile home lot, someone broke into a display trailer and stole a 42-inch flat screen TV.

Police were alerted to a possibly intoxicated driver in Colonial Heights. At 3:35 p.m. the suspect vehicle was located at Pal's, where the driver had exited to urinate in the parking lot. He told police that he "had to pee," and claimed to have consumed no alcohol that day. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested, charged with DUI and indecent exposure.

April 27


An off-duty Hawkins County deputy called Kingsport police after observing a hit-and-run on West Stone Drive. He followed the suspect's vehicle to Fairview Avenue, allegedly observing the man hide pills under the back seat of his van. When a Kingsport officer arrived the suspect, "voluntarily stated he left the scene because he had groceries in the trunk." He was determined to be under the influence and arrested, additionally charged with driving on suspended and possession of schedule II drugs.

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