The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Rogersville resident called police after having friends over for a cookout. She said that during the gathering only one person went into her home, with jewelry that had been on a bathroom sink later discovered to be missing. The suspect she named was reportedly "acting strange" during the party and left early "to go to the China Bazaar in Gatlinburg."
A woman reported her husband, against whom she has an order of protection, had knocked on her door. A deputy observed a trail of wet footprints leading "directly" from her front porch to the porch of another nearby residence, where the man was located. He was arrested for violating the court order.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Police were alerted to a dispute "over chickens" on Birch Street.
Approximately $4,000 worth of horse saddles was reported stolen from Camp Placid Road.
A Kingsport resident called police after letting her dog out, saying that it "stood there like he heard something under the trailer."
A welfare check was requested for a Bluff City woman who left Bristol Regional Medical Center before the staff could remove an IV. When contacted by police, she refused to return to the hospital, adding that she had already taken it out herself.
Dispatch was alerted to a disturbance on a Kingsport street, where a man was allegedly "outside with a pickaxe going crazy."
A deputy on Moreland Drive clocked a motorist traveling 54 mph in a 40 mph zone. When the officer attempted to conduct a stop the driver, 20, turned into Sullivan South High School and "started swerving through the parking lot." He proceeded to adjacent Rock Springs Elementary before "turning toward" the police cruiser, then jumping from his vehicle. He reportedly ignored police commands to stop and began walking toward the school, where a man exited and said, "I'm his dad, it's OK." As other units arrived, the alleged father told his son to sit down, with him eventually doing so. He was arrested for speeding and evading arrest, with police determining there was no emergency situation that merited his actions.
Kingsport Police Department
A pair of Stone Drive neighbors called police on the residents of a third home, concerned about their coupling habits. One complainant said that her friends were driving past when they saw the neighbors having sex, adding that she was worried her child would see one of their trysts. The other complainant said he had personally spotted the pair "having sex against a tree in their front yard." Neither wished to pursue charges, but wanted police to speak with the suspects. When confronted by an officer, the couple denied the allegations, but were still explained the potential consequences for such alleged behavior.
Police were dispatched to a fight on Gravely Road. A responding officer spotted the vehicle of one of the suspects while responding and conducted a stop. The man claimed the other individual — his "friend" — had called him wanting to fight. The caller, 43, then arrived at his house and came at him with a cane, so the resident picked up an axe handle to defend himself. The alleged victim suffered scratches in the altercation, with police explaining how he could pursue private prosecution.
Police responded to an apartment on Lynn Garden Drive, where a man claimed his sister's boyfriend had "swatted" at him with a knife. The victim reported using a couch cushion to fend off his attacker, then running from the residence. Officers observed the suspect, 59, "sneaking" through the yards of neighboring homes. When approached, he reportedly balled his fists and took a fighting stance, forcing police to take him to the ground. He was arrested for aggravated assault, public intoxication and resisting arrest. The victim couldn't provide a reason why the other man originally became angry, saying that he just "gets this way when he drinks."