|On April 2, 2015 at approximately 7:15 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a disturbance at the Americourt Hotel, located at 1900 American Way in Kingsport. Responding Officers located a 41 year old white male victim (name will not be released) lying face down on a walkway with a large amount of blood under his head. Sullivan County E.M.S. immediately responded and transported the victim to an area medical facility for treatment of severe head trauma. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded, and the ensuing investigation revealed the following:
Two black male suspects, later identified as Michael W. Williams, Jr. and Jonathan P. Huff, arrived at this location and demanded money from a 23 year old white female (name will not be released) who was staying in a room on the second story of the hotel. When the female was unable to produce the money, the suspects grabbed her and attempted to throw her over the balcony.
At this point, the aforementioned white male intervened in defense of the female. Mr. Williams and Mr. Huff turned on him, attacked him, and knocked him to the ground unconscious. The suspects then kicked the white male in the head repeatedly while he was lying defenseless on the ground.
Detectives have since obtained warrants charging Mr. Williams and Mr. Huff with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. On April 3, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM, Mr. Williams was arrested on Dorothy Street and transported to the Kingsport City Jail where he remains incarcerated awaiting arraignment. Mr. Huff is still at large.
Anyone who knows where Mr. Huff can be located is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.
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