A prayer vigil has been scheduled for 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office in Blountville for Deputy Steve Hinkle, who was shot early Saturday morning.
“At some time during the gunfire exchange Deputy Steve Hinkle was struck by gunfire. Deputy Hinkle was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in serious condition.” — Sheriff Jeff Cassidy
On Sunday afternoon, police located Jessee Creater on Bristol Caverns Highway in Bristol, Tenn. He was reportedly attempting to hide in the woods behind a residence in the 1000 block.
According to a joint press release issued Wednesday by the SCSO and the Sullivan County Health Department, there was only one case, and infection control measures have been implemented including isolating the inmate to prevent further spread of the disease.
A tipster reportedly led Mount Carmel police to a federal parolee who was wanted after a large amount of guns, ammo and pills were allegedly located at his residence Monday afternoon.
Inside the vehicle the SCSO allegedly located flashing red and blue lights, a “Wildlife” stickers; and police - style radios were located, as well as a firearm and police-style badge which were discovered in the glove compartment.
BLOUNTVILLE — As one man prepares to be Sullivan County's first new sheriff in two decades, the outgoing veteran says he's ready for life without the badge.
Anderson is the Republican candidate, while Cassidy is running as an independent in the August 2 county general election.
According to Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kristen Quon, officers responded to 205 Warrior Drive in reference to a structure fire shortly before 3 p.m.
Drugs, handguns and counterfeit money found.
SCSO Public Information Officer Kristen Quon now reports from the scene that the victim did not drown in a children's pool at the home. She says they have been transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Over the years, 10 officers have died in the line of duty. A memorial and eternal flame outside the sheriff’s office honors them.
In all, 20 law enforcement officers from four local agencies were remembered and honored.
Under no circumstances will the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office contact anyone requesting money to avoid incarceration. The sheriff’s office urges anyone who receives these types of calls to contact the them at 423-279-7500 and report these incidents.
Early voting begins April 11 at the Sullivan County Election office in Blountville and on April 19 expands to the Kingsport Civic Auditorium and the National Guard Armory in Bristol. Early voting ends at all three sites on April 26. City voters are county taxpayers and eligible to cast ballots in county elections.