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Burnout and crash at ex-wife's home land Kingsport man in jail

Jeff Bobo • May 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM

MOUNT CARMEL — A Kingsport man who was reportedly upset about a new boyfriend visiting his ex-wife’s residence apparently expressed his feelings by doing a burnout in front of her house early Thursday morning, which resulted in a crash.

At the time, Aaron Joseph Locke, 34, 549 Mount Ida Place, had an active order of protection filed against him by his daughter, who was at the residence when the crash occurred.

Around 12:36 a.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Police Department Officer Chris Vaughan responded to a residence on Holston Drive on a complaint of Locke causing a disturbance.

The ex-wife stated that Locke had been driving by the home for several days.

She told Vaughan that Locke showed up at the residence early that morning due to a new boyfriend being there and tried to get into an altercation with him.

The ex-wife said Locke performed a burnout with his vehicle on the road in front of the home after being told the police had been called.

“Aaron Locke then lost control of the vehicle and drove through a yard (across the street), stopping after getting caught on a large curb,” Vaughan said.

Vaughan reportedly observed Locke’s 2013 Toyota FRS stuck on a curb across the street from the ex-wife’s house.

Locke reportedly admitted to Vaughan that he “screwed up” and was not thinking clearly when he performed the burnout.

Locke also stated he thought his daughter, who has the order of protection, was staying somewhere else that night.

He was charged with violation of an order of protection and failure to exercise due care.

As of Thursday, Locke was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arrangement set in Sessions Court for Monday morning.

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