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Kingsport man allegedly stabbed in back by neighbor

Rain Smith • Jun 19, 2018 at 11:42 AM

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

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

June 14

— A Rogersville woman said that while she was asleep, her grandmother forced entry into her home and began destroying things. She also took the victim’s phone and hid it in a barn, trying to prevent her from calling 911. The suspect admitted to the incident, saying that she didn’t like the people her granddaughter was letting stay in the residence. She was arrested for domestic violence and interfering with an emergency call.

— Police were alerted to an uninvited man jumping into a pool in Rogersville. A deputy found the suspect wet in the driveway, where he claimed he had to take the quick dip to avoid being shot. He added that people “were after him because they wanted his money from a TV show” and was suspected of being on drugs. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Kingsport Police Department

June 18

A woman told police that while traveling on Lake Street, she was flagged down by a man she “considers to be a son.” He then relayed that his father had been shot and needed help. When officers spoke to the alleged victim, he was found to be unharmed, netting his son’s arrest for harassment. Scales found in his possession led to a drug paraphernalia charge.

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

June 16

— Dispatchers fielded a 911 call about a shooting on Princess Grove Road. Responding deputies found a victim with a gunshot wound, which was not considered to be life-threatening, to the leg. He claimed that he didn’t know who pulled the trigger. He was transported to a local hospital. As of Monday morning, an investigation was continuing.

— After a woman left a gas station on Highway 126, a review of surveillance footage revealed her placing items in a bag before she paid for fuel. They were identified as three tubs of fishing bait, each containing 18 worms.

June 17

When officers were called to a home on Cranshaw Drive, they found a 60-year-old neighbor suffering from “severe lacerations.” He told police he had been stabbed twice in the back — though he didn’t know by whom — and was transported to a hospital by EMS. According to a witness, the victim had been in an argument with a man and his girlfriend, at which time the other male inflicted the injuries. When the suspect was questioned, he was found to be “very upset and his story kept changing.” A detective was called in to launch an attempted-murder investigation. Charges are pending.

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