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Kingsport man indicted in Waffle House shooting

Kacie Breeding • Jun 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — A Kingsport man has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges in the New Year’s Day shooting of a Bristol woman in a Kingsport restaurant.

A Sullivan County grand jury indicted Michael Latrale Bunche, 24, last known address 3459 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, on charges of attempt to commit first-degree murder, theft over $500, and unlawful carrying or possession of a handgun in connection with the 4:15 a.m. shooting incident at Waffle House, 1668 E. Stone Drive.

Police report Kristen Smith, 30, was inside the restaurant with a friend at 4 a.m. Bunche, who is not believed to share any relationship with the victim, arrived alone.

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