A new program at the Sullivan County jail isn't going to solve the facility's massive problem of overcrowding — but for a handful of inmates, it could be the pathway for rebuilding their lives.
BLOUNTVILLE — As the population in Sullivan County's packed jail continues to grow, the facility's staff faces an increasingly dire struggle to protect both inmates and themselves.
A former Scott County police officer intends to plead guilty to embezzlement and wire fraud during his time as a deputy, when he allegedly fabricated overtime hours, accepted sex for payment of court-ordered monitoring and completed coworkers' online training.
A Sullivan County commissioner has been indicted for alleged actions in his role as a county constable, where he is accused of signing off on court documents that he did not serve.
With a year in office under his belt, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy believes he has fulfilled campaign promises to fight the drug epidemic, serve backlogged court papers and improve school safety.
At about 1:30 a.m. on Warpath Drive, a resident spotted an unknown, completely nude man in their yard "howling at the moon."
BLOUNTVILLE — A husband and wife are accused of stealing a cache of valuable coins and crystal from a family member's Kingsport storage unit, then trying to sell the items online.
In the parking lot of the Fort Henry Mall, an officer found a partially clothed couple inside a car. The male in the driver's seat — who was wearing only his underwear — advised he had left his ID at home.
Beginning at about 1:40 p.m., callers to 911 reported a suspicious man carrying a pistol on Clinchfield Street, then on Revere Street, then at Glen Bruce Park.
Kingsport, Sullivan County and Bristol police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a trio of recent shootings, two of which left men dead.