Woman struck by her vehicle in business parking lot
ABINGDON, Va. — A woman was injured Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle struck her in a business parking lot.
The Virginia State Police responded to the incident along Route 11, just outside of Abingdon, where a woman had pulled into a parking lot, according to a release. As she was retrieving something from the vehicle, the vehicle began to roll and knocked her to the ground. The vehicle continued and struck the business’s sign, VSP said.
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Kingsport man arrested on meth possession charges
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — A Kingsport man was arrested Monday on charges of methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia possession and outstanding warrants, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
The agency’s vice and narcotics unit conducted a search at the home of Warren McDaniel Hilton, 28, on July 12, where they found over two ounces of meth, digital scales, used syringes and ammunition for a .40-caliber handgun, a Sheriff’s Office release states.
Hilton was not at home at the time of the search, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Officers conducted surveillance near Hilton’s home on Monday until he was located, arrested and taken into custody. The Sheriff’s Office said Hilton was in possession of meth, used syringes and a spoon at the time of his arrest, the release states.
Hilton remains incarcerated on $25,000 bail at the Sullivan County jail.
Arrest warrants obtained in Bristol stabbing
The Bristol Virginia Police Department has obtained arrest warrants in a stabbing case that was reported on Aug. 10.
Darrell McMurray, 50, of Bristol, faces a charge of aggravated malicious wounding and Tina Marie Kennedy, 46, of Kingsport, faces one count of assault and battery.
The incident occurred at the Blakely-Mitchell building on State Street. The victim, Todd Gross, was stabbed one time. He is recovering at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Neither McMurray or Kennedy has been arrested. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bristol Virginia Police Department at 276-645-7400.
Sullivan County constable indicted on felony charges
A Sullivan County constable faces felony charges after officials said he lied about serving court documents, including for one person reported to have died more than a year earlier.
Larry H. Mullenix, 62, of Kingsport, has been indicted on two felony counts of official misconduct and two felony counts of forgery under $1,000. The indictment also charges the constable with two misdemeanor charges of tampering with government records and one misdemeanor count of theft under $1,000.
Mullenix declined comment Tuesday, referring questions to his attorney, Todd East of Kingsport.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, which stems from incidents that occurred in February and April, according to the grand jury’s indictment and a Sheriff’s Office report.
In April, a deputy went to a mobile home park in the 600 block of Bancroft Chapel Road to serve court documents to two separate parties, the Sheriff’s Office report states. He was to serve additional documents after a constable reported serving detainer summonses in February.
But the deputy discovered that both mobile homes were empty and appeared to have been vacant for a long time, the report states.
The mobile home park’s manager told the deputy that the couple in one of the mobile homes moved a couple of years earlier and the other woman to be served died a couple years ago, the report states.
The deputy confirmed that the woman died in 2017 and he could not locate the other couple, the report states.
A Sullivan County grand jury indicted Mullenix on July 24. The grand jury claims Mullenix falsified records stating that the detainer summonses had been served on Feb. 26. The theft charge stems from Mullenix obtaining less than $1,000 March 31 from the Sullivan County Clerk’s Office for serving the papers, the indictment indicates.
Mullenix turned himself in to the Sullivan County jail Friday afternoon, and he was released on $7,500 bond about an hour later.
Mullenix is one of 24 constables in Sullivan County. He’s one of two constables serving District 8, and his term expires in 2020.
Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus declined comment about the case.
Marion police seeking information on car theft
MARION, Va. — Marion Town Police are looking for a suspect in the theft of a black 2006 GMC Yukon Denali that took place Aug. 5 at the Bank of Marion on Main Street.
The suspect is a white man, around 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds and in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing torn blue jeans, a white T-shirt, a Miami Hurricanes logo ball cap and a black hiking backpack, according to town spokesman Ken Heath.
The vehicle was equipped with OnStar and was found the same day abandoned at the Abingdon Lowe's, along combined routes U.S. Highway 11/58, near Interstate 81's Exit 19, Heath said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Wes Thomas at 276-783-8145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bristol, Va., police searching for suspect in stabbing
BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol Virginia Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Saturday around 10 p.m. at apartments on the 500 block of State Street.
The stabbing in Bristol, Virginia, appears to have occurred in a hallway of the apartments above Blakley-Mitchell Clothing Company, according to Sgt. Steve Crawford.
Witnesses heard arguing and noticed a man, at around age 50, with an average build, long beard, and salt-and-pepper hair leaving the area with a short-haired woman of a similar age, Crawford said.
The victim, about age 50, was stabbed in the neck and was treated with surgery at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Crawford said.
“There weren’t any direct witnesses that have told anything,” Crawford said. “We know there was some kind of argument. We just don’t know what it is yet.”
The name of the victim has not been released.
Anyone with any information about this matter is asked to call the police department at 276-645-7400.