Andrew C. Witt, 27, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of domestic assault. He was indicted earlier this month by a Sullivan County grand jury and booked into jail Wednesday evening.
On April 17, Witt was shot two times by Kingsport police officers responding to a domestic disturbance in Lynn Garden. At a home in the 100 block of Mullins Street, the suspect in that disturbance, Witt, ignored commands from police to drop a knife. When he approached officers with the weapon, they opened fire and shot him in the torso and leg.
Witt was transported to a hospital for treatment of his wounds. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was asked to look into the incident, as is protocol in officer-involved shootings.
The TBI’s finding were presented to the grand jury, netting Witt’s indictments. He is currently held in the Sullivan County jail on $25,000 bond.