Ambulance incident at BMS nets child endangerment charge

Rain Smith • Aug 20, 2019 at 1:51 PM

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

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 18

— At a lake access along Old Highway 11-W, a deputy found a man “nude along the waterfront yelling obscenities at passing boaters.” Believed to be on narcotics, he was arrested for public intoxication, indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

— In response to a disturbance at a Mooresburg residence, police located a screaming woman in the backyard. She had a pipe wrench in her hand and redness on her head while claiming that she had hit herself multiple times. After admitting to using meth, she was arrested.

— Dispatch was alerted to a man in the middle of Highway 11-W who was “trying to stop cars.” When approached by a deputy, the suspect admitted drinking and taking pills, adding that the latter were “messed up.” He was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.

Kingsport Police Department

Aug. 19

Within two hours, a Sullivan Gardens man called police multiple times, falsely claiming that people were “around and inside his apartment.” After being warned by responding officers that he could be arrested for abuse of 911, he dialed dispatchers three more times to report prowlers who were not present. Believed to be under the influence of drugs, he was eventually transported to jail. On the way, he complained of nonexistent “pink vomit” on the floor of the cruiser.

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 16

Due to his “level of intoxication” and being a “nuisance to the public,” a man was asked to leave the pit area of Bristol Motor Speedway. After refusing to comply and becoming confrontational with police, he vomited while speaking with officers. He was then arrested for public intoxication.

Aug. 18

— A 62-year-old Kingsport woman reported her husband had struck her with his cane, while her son threw two shoes and hit her in the head. No motive was listed for the incidents, but both men were arrested for assault.

— At Bristol Motor Speedway, EMS personnel alerted police to a woman who had “snuck” into the back of an ambulance. The intoxicated female — who was accompanied by her 13-year-old son — refused to get out, stated that she “knows her rights” and demanded to be driven somewhere. She then cursed at a deputy who removed her, spurring her arrest for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and child endangerment. The boy had no family locally to take him. His father in Ohio was contacted and agreed to come get him.

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