An investigation was launched on April 5. It was spurred by Ashley Marie Cowan’s 1-year-old son being treated for bilateral retinal hemorrhages at Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City.
Officials at Kingsport's Downtown Higher Education Center issued a shelter in place warning on Monday afternoon due to possible threats. Several officers responded to the campus and stood by, with the suspect soon located at a residence in Bloomingdale.
An hour-long, high-speed pursuit that began Friday night at Westside Inn included officers from multiple agencies and resulted in the crash of a Kingsport Police Department cruiser in Rock Springs.
A Hawkins County man accused of fleeing a traffic stop last week reportedly crashed on Stanley Valley Road and fled on foot, leaving two passengers behind.
The TBI has some “original jurisdiction” for certain types of crimes. To become involved in others, the state agency must be asked by the local district attorney general.
The investigation began about eight months ago and involved undercover purchases of methamphetamine by confidential informants. Most of those arrested were Lee County residents, with one living in Wise County and another hailing from Tennessee.
BLOUNTVILLE — A domestic dispute in a moving vehicle has led to the arrest of a Bluff City man, as he allegedly grabbed a gun while behind the wheel and his scared, pregnant girlfriend jumped out of the pickup.
For the second time in two months, police were alerted to indecent exposure at the Kingsport Pavilion. An 18-year-old female reported that a man pulled beside her, then "lifted up his lower body … positioned his hips towards her. "
On the Sunday morning of Aug. 5, patrol officers were called to a home in Colonial Heights, finding the deceased girl. KPD detectives launched a suspicious death investigation and the body was sent to the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine for an autopsy.
Church Hill police are warning about a new scam in which a caller claims a family member of the victim has caused an accident and owes money for the damage, and won't be released and/or will be harmed unless money is paid.
A bizarre incident at a city fast food restaurant has netted the arrest of a 26-year-old woman — nude from the waist down — as she reportedly fell through the ceiling and into the kitchen.
Though the event is geared toward seniors, anyone is welcome to attend. The number of cases of financial exploitation in Tennessee has grown by more than 30 percent over the last two years, according to the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Individuals booked into the Sullivan County jail Oct. 22 - 28. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
A Kingsport woman who was already under investigation for alleged narcotics distribution has been arrested for reportedly visiting an inmate with drugs in her vehicle. Police say the suspect also had two packages of tobacco and admitted that she planned to smuggle them into the jail "in her body."
BLOUNTVILLE — Police report that forged checks have led to an indictment for financial exploitation of an elderly adult.