Police responded to Westside Inn due to "a nude male running in the parking lot." Though the suspect could not be located, his girlfriend at the scene accused him of using meth for several days.
BLOUNTVILLE — A Kingsport murder suspect who escaped the Sullivan County jail by using another inmate’s identity was recaptured early Wednesday morning, according to police.
At about 1 a.m., a patrol officer spotted a Toyota traveling on East Center Street with no headlights activated — and a woman sprawled across the hood.
KINGSPORT — Friday’s fatal crash on Interstate 81 was reportedly due to the victim crossing the median and entering lanes of oncoming traffic, striking another vehicle.
KINGSPORT — A Friday evening crash on Interstate 81 just south of Kingsport has resulted in a fatality, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred at about noon at the intersection of Watauga Street and East Sevier Avenue.
When police were called to a nightclub on Stone Drive, they found a man bleeding from the nose and mouth. Though he couldn't recall what occurred, officers observed "boot prints on the side of his face and back of his head."
According to court records, Sammy R. Sandidge bludgeoned his girlfriend with an oxygen tank, then stayed with her dead body for several days.
BLOUNTVILLE — A wanted Florida man who slipped private transport guards at a Kingsport Welcome Center now faces charges in Sullivan County, where police say he fought with deputies as he was recaptured Wednesday afternoon.
KINGSPORT — A shackled fugitive en route to Florida successfully made away from his guards Tuesday night at the Interstate 26 Welcome Center.