Hawkins Police Blotter: Ex-boyfriend allegedly surprised and attacked woman in her bedroom

Jeff Bobo • Feb 29, 2020 at 8:30 PM

CHURCH HILL — Alan Michael Short, 47, who is homeless, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and domestic assault after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home on New Canton Road near Church Hill and attacked her Tuesday afternoon.

The victim told Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Will Mullins that she arrived home around 4 p.m. and found Short hiding in her bedroom. She stated that Short doesn’t live there because she “kicked him out some time ago for domestic assault.”

The victim stated they began arguing about why he was there, and Short began choking her to the point she couldn’t breath. Short than allegedly grabbed her wrist and twisted it until he heard it pop, at which time he fled on foot.

Mullins stated that he observed abrasions on the victim and that she was going to seek medical attention for a possibly broken arm, which she couldn’t move. Short was arrested about an hour later on New Canton Road.

Meth, an ax, and a bottle of booze

Dallas Zane Walker III, 29, was charged with meth possession Monday after police allegedly found him wandering around a Bulls Gap mobile home under the influence and carrying an ax.

Around 5:45 p.m, HCSO Deputy Hunter Newton responded to the 400 block of Ridge Road, where he located Walker, who was carrying the ax.

Walker claimed he was at 486 Ridge Road to feed the dogs for the owner who wasn’t there, but Walker was actually outside 480 Ridge Road.

Newton reportedly observed Walker to be unsteady on his feet with bloodshot eyes and the smell alcohol on his breath. Walker was allegedly found to be in possession of a quarter of a bottle of Jagermeister, a baggy of meth, and a glass pipe.

Aside from meth possession, Walker was charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nabbed on 5-year-old assault, burglary warrant

Travis Dale Crigger, 33, Morristown, who has been wanted in Hawkins County for nearly five years on aggravated assault and aggravated burglary charges, was arrested Wednesday morning during a traffic stop on Route 66-S near Bulls Gap.

The traffic stop was conducted shortly before noon by Cpl. Eric Pease, who ran Crigger’s name in the computer and found that a warrant had been issued for his arrest on April 1, 2015.

Crigger is accused of breaking into the residence of his girlfriend’s mother on Route 113 that day and assaulting his girlfriend by choking her around until she was unable to breath.

He allegedly broke through a locked bathroom door to reach. He is also charged with vandalism.

Domestic assault ends with bitten deputy, arrest

Johnathan Michael Ketron, 27, 840 Teasel Road, Kingsport, was charged with domestic assault and assault on an officer, among other offenses, Wednesday night following an incident that started at an Allandale convenience store and ended at a nearby supermarket.

HCSO Deputy Dustin Winter reportedly observed Ketron beating on the passenger window and tugging on the door handle of a Dodge Durango in the Weigels parking lot. Ketron then left on foot toward the Price Less located across Stone Drive.

Winter first spoke briefly to the victim, who was crying uncontrollably and very distraught, and then pursued Ketron into the grocery store.

Ketron allegedly cursed at Winter and attempted to run, but the deputy tackled him. During the struggle, Ketron allegedly bit Winter on the wrist before being subdued. Aside from domestic assault and assault on an officer, Ketron was charged with resisting arrest, evading arrest, and was found to be wanted in Sullivan County for probation violation second offense.

Probation violation arrest yields felony meth charge

Casey DeWayne Bledsoe, 39, Rogersville, was served an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon for probation violation on an aggravated burglary charge in Campbell County by HCSO Cpl. Eric Pease and Deputy Stephanie Bolognese.

Upon arriving at Bledsoe’s residence on West Main Street in Rogersville, the officers allegedly observed Bledsoe drop a pill bottle, which was later found to contain 7.76 grams of meth.

Four pills were reportedly found in Bledsoe’s pocket, and a lockbox that allegedly belongs to him allegedly contained 114 pills, a small amount of marijuana, empty baggies and a glass pipe. Bledsoe was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule III narcotics, possession of Schedule IV narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept or sold.

Mom attacked with a Mason jar

Jenna Elizabeth York, 26, Mooresburg, was charged with domestic assault Wednesday after she allegedly struck her mother in the head with a Mason jar.

The mother told HCSO Deputy Jesse Williams that shortly before 7:30 p.m., she told York they didn’t have much water. When the mother went to get a cup of water off the nightstand, York allegedly threw a jar and hit her in the back of the head. 

Williams stated in his report that he observed a knot on the back of the mother’s head and broken glass on the floor. York reportedly told Williams she didn’t know why she threw the jar at her mother.

DUI suspect gets stuck twice

Robin Michelle Brotherton, 50, Nickelsville, Va., was charged with DUI and failure to exercise due care Tuesday after she ran off the road and got stuck during an attempted traffic stop. 

Around 7:30 p.m., Deputy Kevin Johnson responded to Caney Valley Loop, where a Hyundai was stuck in the ditch with a possible DUI driver. Johnson stated that Brotherton managed to pull the vehicle onto the roadway just as he arrived, at which time he activated his blue lights and initiated a traffic stop. 

“The Hyundai pulled out and went around my patrol vehicle on the left side, running off the roadway again and getting stuck,” Johnson stated in his report.

When Brotherton stepped out of the vehicle, Johnson reportedly observed that she was unsteady on her feet, had a strong odor of alcohol, and had urinated on herself.



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