PONS, ALEXANDER WAYNE

ALEXANDER WAYNE Pons

CHURCH HILL — A Kingsport man accused of entering the residence of a female acquaintance last year and threatening her with a gun was served a warrant charging him with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

Alexander Wayne Pons, 50, 2728 E. Center St., Kingsport, was served the warrant on Wednesday at the Sullivan County Jail, where he had been held since August 2020 on a probation violation.

On July 27, 2020, Church Hill Police Department Officer Ethan Mays responded to a report of a man with a handgun at a residence on Pridemore Street.

Mays wrote in his report that he received information from Hawkins County Central Dispatch that the suspect had fled in a dark-colored Chevy SUV.

Upon his arrival, Mays spoke to the woman, who said Pons was an old acquaintance who, for unknown reasons, walked into her apartment uninvited.

“(The victim) was in the shower and came into the living room, surprised to see Pons,” Mays wrote in his report. “(The victim) described Pons as being very intoxicated and advised me that he started questioning her in regards to her boyfriend.”

Mays wrote in his report the victim told him Pons eventually walked out the front door but then pulled out a revolver and waved it in the air and then pointed it at the victim.

A neighbor observed Pons outside where he waved and pointed the revolver, Mays noted.

“(The neighbor) confirmed that Pons pulled a revolver style handgun and pointed it at (the victim), telling her he would kill her,” Mays said. “(The victim) stated that Pons does not and never has had permission to enter her apartment and that he is unwelcome there.”

Pons has multiple felony convictions, including a 2003 conviction for “aggravated stalking/credible threat” in Seminole County, Florida, for which he served one year in prison.

As of Thursday, Pons was being held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond set and arraignment scheduled for Monday.