A man has been arrested for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at police officers in a Kingsport street and threatening to shoot them.
BLOUNTVILLE — The man who spurred a shootout that fatally wounded a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office deputy eventually turned a gun on himself, according to preliminary autopsy results.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Steve Hinkle, 65, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, three days after being shot at a welfare check that escalated to a standoff.
A gunman who allegedly entered a Colonial Heights dental office to murder his wife is now jailed without bond, while court records detail how a patient — legally armed with a firearm of his own — jumped from an examination chair to intervene as others were targeted.
A veteran Sullivan County deputy remained in critical condition Monday after being shot during a weekend standoff. "This incident just points out how dangerous law enforcement jobs are," said Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus. "Even routine matters can turn out to be deadly."
A Bluff City man accused of killing an acquaintance while stealing firearms has been indicted on several new charges, including first-degree murder.
Sullivan County's longtime 911 director will serve six years on supervised probation for a pair of felonies: one involving a workplace-obtained insurance policy, the other in which he lied about debit card fraud.
At about 1 a.m., a man was asked to leave Waffle House on East Stone Drive for "causing a disturbance." Shortly thereafter, police spotted him "running and dancing in the street" near the intersection of North Eastman Road.
Police have named the gunman who reportedly entered a Kingsport dentist office Wednesday and killed his wife, adding that the couple were estranged and going through a divorce.
KINGSPORT — A gunman entered a Colonial Heights dental office to murder his wife on Wednesday morning, according to police, and then was shot and detained by a patient who was legally carrying a firearm. The female victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where she died.