KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A Kingsport man was shot dead this afternoon after authorities say he dragged a Sullivan County deputy alongside the SUV he was driving.
Terry R. Frost, 32, of Kingsport, was shot after officers attempted to serve active arrest warrants on him, according to a statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Preliminary information indicates that just before 1:30 p.m., deputies with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received information that Frost was at a home on Pennsylvania Road in Kingsport. Deputies responded to the address and observed Frost run from the residence, according to TBI. A short time later, Frost was spotted on Diana Avenue, getting into an SUV driven by a female. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and ordered the female driver out of the SUV. At that point, Frost jumped into the driver’s seat.
As one of the deputies attempted to pull Frost from the SUV, Frost accelerated, dragging the deputy alongside the vehicle, according to TBI. The deputy fired shots at Frost, striking him. The SUV continued to travel a short distance before coming to a stop next to a home located in the 2000 block of Diana Avenue.
Frost was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The deputy was also injured. He was transported to a local hospital where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries. The deputy's name has not been released.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his review.