Drunk 'friends' fight in street, can't remember why

Rain Smith • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:26 AM

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

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 21

A Rogersville resident reported being "attacked" by her mother-in-law, who was angry at the victim for "burning the breakfast." A deputy observed marks on the complainant's arm and neck, along with several items from the home thrown out onto the driveway, prompting the mother-in-law's arrest.

Feb. 23

A woman reported being harassed by a man via Facebook, with him threatening to doctor photos to make her look like a child molester. His motivation, according to the victim, was her refusal to date him.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 20

Dispatch was alerted to a woman at a grocery store "threatening her small children."

Feb. 21

Police were called due to a 9-year-old boy "running from his parents." He was soon located by adults, and police response was called off.

Feb. 23

A suspicious person, possibly on bath salts, was allegedly "crawling around in the weeds" along Buncombe Road.

A Bloomingdale woman called 911 multiple times, wanting police to fix her cable TV service.

On Deck Valley Road, a man in a trench coat was reportedly "staggering around" in front of cars.

A deputy responded to a domestic altercation in Bluff City and located a man walking away from the residence. He said he was leaving to allow his girlfriend to "cool off" after the pair had "been into it." He was arrested after police interviewed the female, learning he had thrown a glass of water on her and ripped an earring from her ear. She said he was angry because she refused to have sex.

Kingsport Police Department

Feb. 21

At 1:17 a.m., an officer observed two men "fighting on the ramp" leading from Stone Drive to Lynn Garden. Upon being questioned, they told police that they were friends, but were too drunk to remember what caused their physical altercation. Both were each arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Feb. 22

Police worked a traffic crash on Lynn Garden Drive where a motorist had attempted to pass another vehicle by using the turn lane. While doing so, she struck another vehicle. The driver performed poorly on field sobriety tests, then "pulled a collection of cash" out of her bra. The stash also allegedly contained 13 individual baggies, each containing what appeared to be meth. She was arrested on multiple charges.

At approximately 6 p.m., police were called to Walmart on West Stone Drive, where a man and woman were unsteady on their feet and emitted an odor of alcohol. Their children, ages 4 and 8, had been found wandering the store unattended, with employees paging their parents on multiple occasions. Both adults were arrested and charged with public intoxication and child neglect. An affidavit filed in Kingsport court notes that while being transported to the city jail, both suspects "passed out" in the back of a cruiser.

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