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Man charged after shooting himself

July 27th, 2015 3:41 pm by Rain Smith

Man charged after shooting himself

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

July 23


A Piney Flats resident called police over her neighbor's dog, as it keeps, "using the restroom in her yard."

July 25

As part of an "ongoing argument" over a property line in Bluff City, a woman allegedly mooned her neighbor. The complainant stated that her children had also witnessed the incident, in which the suspect "reached back and smacked (her rear.)" The offender denied pulling down her shorts, with a deputy then advising both parties to pursue their differences in court.

Police were asked to respond to a Kingsport home and deal with an unruly 10-year-old. He had locked his parents out of the residence, himself in a car.

July 26

On Island Road, a reckless pickup flying Confederate flags ran another motorist "off the road."

Shortly after taking a vandalism complaint — in which someone performed doughnuts in the yard of a residence — a deputy spotted the suspect vehicle at a Highway 93 gas station. The driver reportedly honked his horn at the officer, then drove away and refused to stop. He eventually parked on Tidewater Court and was detained, saying that the "voices in his head" had told him what to do. An officer reports that the man then "told me to take my badge off...he was going to slip through his handcuffs." After trying to slide them off a brief struggle ensued, with him taken to the ground and then to jail. He was booked in on numerous charges, including DUI and resisting arrest.

A caller reported seven unattended children at a Kingsport home, including a 3-year-old in a diaper "on top of a vehicle." An officer responded and spoke with the parents, telling them to keep better tabs on the youngsters.

Kingsport Police Department

July 24


A woman called 911 after her children ran inside, claiming an unknown man "dressed in black" was outside their mobile home. When she opened the door to check, the suspect was standing on her porch with a handsaw, "yelling random words." Officers arrived to find him still on scene, where he complied with commands and was taken into custody. He reportedly "gave no reasons for his actions...advised he had been drinking heavily." He was arrested for public intoxication and aggravated assault.

July 26

On Thronton Drive, a Ford mustang left the roadway and traveled through "several yards." Once the car came to a stop, extensive debris was left in its wake: three damaged mailboxes, a speed limit sign, two woods fences, a fire hydrant, "several shrubs." The driver claimed a tire had blown out, causing her to lose control. She was arrested for driving on a suspended license and reckless driving.

In the parking lot of a Stone Drive bar, a woman "became belligerent" with police and yelled multiple obscenities. She was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Police were told that a man had shot a woman at an apartment on Harbor Chapel Road, and then himself. Upon arrival the alleged female victim had only a small scratch on her leg. The man had a gunshot wound to his left arm. Some witnesses said he was waving a handgun in his right hand when it fired, while another said it was in his pocket when he was pushed down, causing the weapon to discharge. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, charged with reckless endangerment and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

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