Officers responded to a hit-and-run on Branch Street, learning that a pair of bondsmen had found a wanted individual. One bondsman had approached a car the suspect was sitting in, "identified himself as being a bounty hunter" and reached inside to turn off the ignition. The suspect then put his Camry in reverse and accelerated.
After a fire alarm sounded at the Blountville jail, corrections officers found inmates "with charred ink for tattooing." Seven hours later, a prisoner began rattling the door on his cell, exclaiming that he needed to be removed because he was "set on fire."
During a domestic disturbance at a city home, a man who was drinking pointed a shotgun at a woman and her adult son. When the suspect, 65, later approached the pair with a handgun in his hand, the other male tackled him to the floor.
At 7:45 p.m., a patrol officer and other motorists had to slam their brakes while traveling on Lynn Garden Drive. It was due to a man "staggering" into oncoming traffic with "no regard for his safety or the safety of the public.”
During a funeral at a Rogersville church, a woman "fell through the door" and disrupted the service. She then relayed how she had been seeing Satan — "all black with ram-like horns on his head."
At 4:45 p.m., police responded to a crash on West Stone Drive near Granby Road and found a Mitsubishi Mirage in the median on its top.
In responding to a fight outside the Kingsport Town Center, police found a woman, age 43, and her son, 22, holding a man down on the pavement.
In responding to a collision on East Stone Drive at Beechnut Drive, police found a Chevy Cobalt had rear ended a vehicle that had stopped. The at-fault, following driver admitted to texting behind the wheel and being distracted, while witnesses advised he was "acting suspicious" prior to the KPD's arrival.
This installment of the Times-News blotter is derived from the highs and lows of Sullivan County police reports over the past year.
This installment of the Times-News blotter is derived from the highs and lows of Hawkins County police reports over the past year.
This installment of the Times-News blotter is derived from the highs and lows of Kingsport police reports over the past year.
A man claimed that while crossing the street to enter a downtown pharmacy, four individuals jumped out of cars to punch him in the head, push him down and kick him. A cell phone, rosary and fake diamond earrings were allegedly stolen.
A Bloomingdale resident told police that they were awakened at 1:30 a.m. by footsteps in the attic, so he went to a neighboring apartment to see what was going on. There, a tenant reported three unknown men had entered through the ceiling to rob him of cash, then fled out the same way.
In responding to a collision in Lynn Garden, police were given the license tag of a van that had rear ended a car, then fled the scene. Shortly thereafter, a potential suspect called central dispatch.
Officers were called to a disturbance at a city home, where a 33-year-old man was "badgering his grandparents for money." When they refused to hand over cash he punched his fist into a wall, causing $200 in damage.