In this week’s police blotter you’ll read about a robbery at knife-point on Valentine’s Day, a woman who was scammed by a fake Amazon.com employee and an unruly woman in a local emergency room.
The gunfire took place outside a Lynn Garden laundromat this past Tuesday after two bounty hunters confronted their suspect in the parking lot.
The high-speed chase started soon after the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee struck a utility pole near Carter-Trent Funeral Home. The chase eventually ended when the driver’s vehicle got stuck in the yard of a Lynn Garden residence.
After a 20-year-old Kingsport man sent a picture of his genitals to a woman he met online, the woman started demanding money or else she would send the picture to his family.
The three women described the suspect as being a white male, in his mid-40s, heavy set with a pudgy face and dark colored hair. He was driving a gray Kia Soul without a license plate.
The couple told the HCSO the implied threat was in reference to ongoing problems they had with another resident, and the female complainant said that other resident had made the same “snitches get stitches” comment to her earlier.
Police were alerted to a vehicle on fire behind Kmart on East Stone Drive, finding a Jeep Cherokee fully engulfed by flames in a vacant field. Minutes later, a man called from a nearby motel to say his Jeep had been stolen.
While being taken for a shower at the Sullivan County jail, an inmate asked an officer, "Has anyone ever escaped from here?"