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'Touchy' passenger swipes man's wedding band

July 3rd, 2014 1:14 pm by Rain Smith

'Touchy' passenger swipes man's wedding band

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

June 30


A woman called police to her home off of Island Road, stating she was in an abusive relationship and needed her husband removed from the residence. Officers found the complainant to be "extremely intoxicated" and determined no assault had occurred. She then began yelling at police while standing in the street "in the view of the public," prompting her own arrest for drunkenness.

Police were dispatched to a "disturbance" at a Blountville nursing home. The incident reportedly included the suspect "walking into a brick column" multiple times before she "realized what she had done." Upon arrival, police found a woman whose husband was arrested earlier in the day for DUI. Once he was jailed she apparently drove his car to the health care facility while she too was under the influence. She was arrested.

July 1


Dispatch was alerted to a vehicle that had left a Highway 11W convenience store, with the occupants allegedly stealing items from the business. A deputy spotted the vehicle and conducted a stop, with a report noting the driver quickly "went from being polite and cooperative to belligerent." He also exhibited slurred speech and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. After admitting to taking medication earlier in the morning, he was arrested for DUI. The alleged theft remains under investigation.

Kingsport Police Department

June 30


An officer responded to the Holston Valley Medical Center emergency room to speak with an alleged victim of robbery and assault. The man stated that after eating at a downtown restaurant an unknown man "asked for his help." He then walked into an alley to speak with the individual, according to his statements, at which point a gun was pulled and he was told to empty his pockets. The alleged victim said he was then pistol whipped and knocked unconscious. The man's wallet and cell phone weren't stolen in the purported robbery — only his prescribed oxycodone.

A concessions stand at the Lynn View Community Center was burglarized. Reported stolen were 114 candy bars.

Rogersville Police Department

June 28


A shoplifter made away from Food City with $42 in merchandise: Kool-Aid, a pair of Tombstone pizzas, and four packs of TGI Friday's appetizers.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

June 30

When responding to a domestic dispute on Tuggle Hill Road, police found an "obviously" intoxicated man in the yard. He claimed that another resident had been "mouthing off," but a deputy determined he was actually the one arguing with and threatening his family. Due to his high level of intoxication — along with the "high likelihood of a fight occurring" — he was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to jail.

July 1

A deputy was dispatched to a dispute in Rogersville. Upon arrival, a man reported that he and his juvenile daughter were coon hunting, with their dog treeing their prey on a neighbor's property. The complainant then became upset when the resident of that home — who had been the victim of burglary in the past — exited with a shotgun and pointed it at the hunters. An incident report notes that after "reviewing all the facts," the adult coon hunter was "very apologetic about the situation."

July 2

A man told police that a woman — whom he "had just met" — climbed on top of his middle console as they cruised the back roads of the county. After dropping her off at her residence, he discovered $60 in cash and a wedding band missing from his vehicle. He suspected the items were swiped "when she started being very sexual and touchy."

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