Naked woman arrested at Kingsport restaurant

Rain Smith • Jun 24, 2019 at 3:15 PM

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

June 23

— A Bristol woman told dispatchers that someone was trying to break into her home. Police arrived to find the suspect still on scene and claiming to have paperwork showing he had just purchased the property. He then handed over a "job application" to a deputy. The longtime resident denied any such transaction, then showed police where the man had broken a lock and door glass. He was arrested for vandalism and trespassing.

June 24

— A Bloomingdale resident called police about an unknown individual being inside a vehicle that was parked outside. A responding deputy found a man passed out in the back seat. When awakened, the suspect did not know where he was or how he got there, then admitted to taking Xanax earlier in the evening. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Kingsport Police Department

June 21

— At about 9:40 p.m., officers responded to reports of indecent exposure at Bojangles' on Fort Henry Drive. Upon arrival, they found a woman, age 32, walking near the restaurant "completely nude." When she admitted to using meth and was taken into custody, she kicked at police and attempted to escape. That spurred additional charges of resisting arrest.

June 23

— Police were alerted to a suspicious, shirtless man at Walmart in Lynn Garden who was, "talking about having a gun." Officers located him outside and he consented to a search of his duffel bag. It was found to contain a BB gun, glass pipe and several small bags. He was jailed on drug charges.

— Shortly before 11 a.m., dispatch began fielding calls about an intoxicated pedestrian in the intersection of West Stone Drive and Netherland Inn Road. When an officer arrived, she refused commands to exit the lanes of traffic and "mumbled incoherently," forcing police to physically pull her to the side of the road. She refused to answer any questions but appeared under the influence, netting her arrest for public intoxication.

— On Fort Henry Drive, an officer spotted a car traveling 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, "recklessly weaving in and out of lanes." When a stop was attempted, the driver ignored police lights and sirens and fled onto Lakeshore Drive. The vehicle was found in garage of a residence, while the suspect was located in the back yard hiding under a bush. He was arrested for DUI — his fifth such offense — along with reckless endangerment, evading arrest and failure to have insurance.

June 24

— A man at Westside Inn called central dispatch and claimed to have been stabbed three times. Responding officers found him sitting by a bed in his room, but there were no wounds of any type. Instead, he was "highly intoxicated." Due to six police cruisers, a fire engine and an ambulance responding to the scene, he was arrested for false reporting.