Pedestrian tries to attack cars along Kingsport road

Rain Smith • Oct 12, 2018 at 8:15 PM

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

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 6

A woman called police on her 15-year-old son. While she was driving, he threw a bottle out of her car — smashing the window of a parked vehicle — then ripped off her passenger side mirror. She stopped on Carters Valley Road, where he exited, but a responding deputy found him nearby. The boy had a crusty substance below one nostril and was believed to be impaired, spurring his arrest for public intoxication.

Kingsport Police Department

Oct. 8

— A medical supply business reported that a former employee refused to return nearly $1,000 in equipment. An investigation is continuing.

— A man told police that as he talked with someone outside the Fort Henry Drive Walmart, he watched a vehicle back out of a parking space. The other driver struck the complainant’s parked car, pushed it into a concrete post, then fled the scene. No license plate information was obtained.

Oct. 10

In Lynn Garden, an officer was flagged down by a man claiming to have been carjacked. He said that a woman he knows called and asked for a ride, but when he arrived to pick her up, she was accompanied by an unknown male. He agreed to transport them both, but the other man later pulled a gun and demanded that he get out. Officers soon located the vehicle on Tranbarger Drive and attempted a stop. The theft suspect bailed from the vehicle and ran into a mobile home court, where he was tackled from behind by an officer. He was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated kidnapping. Charges against his female companion are pending.

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 8

When a deputy went to check on a stolen car at a Kingsport home, a man tried to flee in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. Instead, he crashed into a fallen tree along the driveway, then exited the vehicle and went inside the residence. Police found him on a bed with baggies of a clear substance, netting his arrest on theft and drug charges.

Oct. 9

Police were alerted to a man walking along Lone Star Road and lunging toward passing vehicles while trying to hit them with a metal pipe. A constable followed the suspect until a deputy arrived, at which time the man complained about the constable not being the “real police.” However, he complied with orders and was detained, while his “pipe” was found to be a wooden stick painted silver. A family member of the suspect soon arrived on the scene and told officers that the man is known to use illegal substances. Ultimately, he was arrested for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

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