KPD e-Press Release: Kingsport Man Arrested after Making Threats with Sword

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Kingsport Man Arrested after Making Threats with Sword
Date & Time February 1, 2014

Approximately 5:00 PM

Location of Incident Pinecrest Apartments

3929 Lynda Lane

Kingsport, TN

Victim Stephen C. Sweeney
Injuries None

Suspect Information

Name James Puckett, Jr.
Age 28 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address 3929 Lynda Lane, Apartment #2

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault

2) Criminal Trespassing

General Narrative

A Kingsport man has been arrested after making threats with a sword.

On February 1, 2014 at approximately 5:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to Pinecrest Apartments, located at 3929 Lynda Lane in Kingsport, in reference to a man making threats with a sword.

Upon their arrival, officers spoke with Stephen C. Sweeney, who was visiting his girlfriend at the apartment complex. He stated that James Puckett, Jr. had approached him with a large sword and said, “I’m going to get you.” Mr. Sweeney said that Mr. Puckett then cursed him as he walked away, swinging the sword violently. It is unclear what prompted Mr. Puckett’s threats.

The owner of the apartment complex arrived and instructed the officers that Mr. Puckett had been banned from the property approximately four months prior to this incident.

Officers were able to locate Mr. Puckett about a block away at 3924 Bond Drive where he was taken into custody without incident. The sword was recovered at the same address.

Mr. Puckett was charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespassing and confined in the Kingsport City Jail.

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s