The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of area police agencies.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Rogersville man assaulted his girlfriend because she, "consumed one of his alcoholic beverages." He left the scene prior to police arrival.
The clerk of a Rogersville market reported that a man stole three 40 ounce bottles of beer. When the employee gave chase he spotted two additional men were waiting on the suspect, prompting the clerk to turn around, return to the store and call police.
A patrol deputy observed a pickup run a stop sign at Highway 11W and Englewood Road. When stopped and asked about driving through the sign, the driver said, "nothing was coming." A check of his license revealed it was suspended for failure to pay child support, while a consent search of his vehicle located marijuana and paraphernalia. He was arrested.
Harassment was reported by a man on Stanley Valley Road. He said an individual, whom he has a restraining order against, threw trash into his yard.
An officer responded to a domestic disturbance in Surgoinsville, where a 24-year-old man accused his mother, 45, of hitting him with one hand, while simultaneously holding a knife in the other. But she claimed that her son had actually attacked her after he tracked mud into the home, and she "told him to get it up." Police took no action, each were advised of how to pursue private prosecution.
Kingsport Police Department
An employee of a Memorial Boulevard insurance company noticed a car in the parking lot for an extended period of time, prompting them to go outside and check on the occupants. Inside the car they found "a woman straddling a male." The couple were told to leave the premises and the complainant reentered the business. After several minutes the suspects had yet to depart, prompting a second order to leave the property. This ignited an "exchange of words," with an employee attempting to write down the car's tag number. At that point the female suspect snatched the paper out of their hands and "threw it in the grass." When the woman eventually departed the parking lot, she allegedly drove towards an employee, placing them in fear of being run over. Police were unable to immediately locate the suspect: in her 20s, 4 feet 10, 90 pounds.
Dispatch was told that someone had been stabbed at a Lynn Garden Drive motel. Police located the purported victim in the area, finding he had sustained no injury. He told officers that the caller "was on drugs" and incorrectly thought a stabbing had occurred. The individual who made the false report could not be located.
Upon responding to a disturbance on Teasel Drive, police learned a man had hit his uncle in the face with brass knuckles. The victim was bleeding from his right eye, while the suspect was found walking nearby with the weapon in his pocket. He was arrested for aggravated assault. Further interviews could not be conducted with the victim, as he "jumped from a bedroom window and left the scene."