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Man held at gunpoint after visiting wrong home

August 4th, 2015 2:48 pm by Rain Smith

Man held at gunpoint after visiting wrong home

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

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

July 28


Police received information that a wanted man was at a Church Hill residence and "posting pictures to Facebook." The man's mother met an officer at the door, with a subsequent search finding the suspect "hiding between an outside wall and some insulation." He was taken into custody on warrants for failure to appear and violation of probation, along with an additional charge of evading arrest. Marijuana found in his pocket spurred a charge of simple possession.

July 29

A woman walked into the Dollar General store in Surgoinsville — which she had previously been banned from — and approached a display of 12-pack soft drinks. She then grabbed Mountain Dew and ran out, jumping into a car to flee the scene.

July 30

An Eidson man returned home after being gone for approximately an hour, finding that someone had stolen a 2010 Harley-Davidson from beneath his carport.

Aug. 1

Police responded to a disturbance at a Mooresburg home, where a woman's stepmother had kicked her out for smoking marijuana. The suspect told police she would leave once she "sobered up," and was left to do so on the porch. A few hours later, police were back at the home to take a vandalism report. A taillight had been busted on a vehicle, and a scratch incurred on the door.

Kingsport Police Department

July 31

Dispatch was advised that a "redhead left in an angry rage" heading toward Johnson City.

Police responded to a 911 hang-up call on Dewey Avenue. They found a man passed out beside the street, with his legs "hanging in the roadway, creating substantial risk of injury to himself." When roused, the man was unable to answer questions, and simply replied "I'm drunk" numerous times. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Aug. 3

At 4:20 a.m., an officer responded to a fast food restaurant on North Eastman Road. A pickup was sitting in the drive-thru with the engine running, while the driver was "passed out" behind the wheel. After attempting to wake the man numerous times, he "finally opened his eyes." He then relayed pulling in approximately an hour earlier and said he "was waiting for the restaurant to open so he could order breakfast." He had a strong odor of alcohol and admitted to drinking "maybe seven beers," prompting his arrest for DUI.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

July 31


A Kingsport resident called police about a loud party at their neighbors: "going in the street jumping around like monkeys ... playing hate music loudly."

A man reported that a reckless, speeding motorist had "ran over two of his cats."

Aug. 1

A Kingsport man told police that during an argument about "an old crush he had on a girl," his wife knocked everything off the kitchen table, broke his phone, and threw a bottle of hot sauce. She then grabbed a kitchen knife, according to his account, and stabbed him in the hand. He showed his wound to an officer, who noted it was a "scratch" that didn't appear to be from a knife. Meanwhile, the suspect claimed to have been strangled by her husband, but she also displayed no signs of an assault. Due to conflicting statements and no evidence, police took no action.

A Blountville woman called dispatch and threatened suicide — along with going to the Bristol hospital's emergency room to "cuss them out and shoot them." An officer visited her and determined she was now OK — "just upset over doctor bills she had received."

Aug. 3

Shortly before 5 p.m., a Kingsport resident heard a noise on his porch, then looked out to find an unknown man "yelling and screaming." When he opened the door, he spotted what he thought was a knife in the visitor's hand, thus he pulled out his gun. At the sight of the firearm the suspect ran, then "laid down in the driveway." The resident held him at gunpoint until a deputy arrived at the scene. The man was found to be "very intoxicated," while the reported knife was determined to be "two kitchen forks." When questioned about his visit to the home, the suspect stated he was "looking for his girlfriend." He was arrested for criminal trespassing and public intoxication.

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