According to a report, the incident occurred Wednesday at about 10:45 p.m. The victim said as she was in her vehicle outside of PetSmart on North Eastman Road, a man in a red Honda opened his door.
BLOUNTVILLE — The man in charge of Sullivan County's 911 system for nearly 30 years has been arrested for allegedly filing false police reports — and in turn, getting an innocent woman arrested for theft.
Last month, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office said they were searching for Lynn Akers, 55. He was believed to be in the Tri-Cities area, but family had no contact with him for several months.
GREENEVILLE — A 44-year-old Jonesborough man who attempted to steal $680,000 from an elderly, disabled veteran has been sentenced to 96 months in federal prison.
Police were alerted to a donkey that looked to be in poor health in Church Hill, with a check of a pasture finding the animal having trouble getting up and walking.
Police are searching for a woman who allegedly swiped 20 keys that open locked cabinets in the electronics department of a city Walmart.
Brandon Scott Myers reportedly knocked on the door of the residence "carrying a jar of peanut butter and a large knife" and asked the homeowner to jump start his car. The homeowner told police when he refused to help, Myers "became belligerent and walked off."
An investigation was launched on April 5. It was spurred by Ashley Marie Cowan’s 1-year-old son being treated for bilateral retinal hemorrhages at Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City.
Officials at Kingsport's Downtown Higher Education Center issued a shelter in place warning on Monday afternoon due to possible threats. Several officers responded to the campus and stood by, with the suspect soon located at a residence in Bloomingdale.
An hour-long, high-speed pursuit that began Friday night at Westside Inn included officers from multiple agencies and resulted in the crash of a Kingsport Police Department cruiser in Rock Springs.
A Hawkins County man accused of fleeing a traffic stop last week reportedly crashed on Stanley Valley Road and fled on foot, leaving two passengers behind.
The TBI has some “original jurisdiction” for certain types of crimes. To become involved in others, the state agency must be asked by the local district attorney general.
The investigation began about eight months ago and involved undercover purchases of methamphetamine by confidential informants. Most of those arrested were Lee County residents, with one living in Wise County and another hailing from Tennessee.
BLOUNTVILLE — A domestic dispute in a moving vehicle has led to the arrest of a Bluff City man, as he allegedly grabbed a gun while behind the wheel and his scared, pregnant girlfriend jumped out of the pickup.
For the second time in two months, police were alerted to indecent exposure at the Kingsport Pavilion. An 18-year-old female reported that a man pulled beside her, then "lifted up his lower body … positioned his hips towards her. "