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Struggle over gun leads to shooting of woman

Staff Reports • Sep 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

BRISTOL — A Bristol woman was shot in the shoulder and hand as two men struggled for a gun, a Bristol, Tenn., Police Department news release said.

The release said officers responded to Twin Oaks Apartments, 330 Godsey Road, around midnight Saturday and found that Ashley Bishop had been shot.

According to the parties involved, Bishop’s estranged boyfriend, Sabino Reyes, came to her apartment about 11:45 p.m. and began assaulting William Scott as he was leaving Bishop’s apartment. Scott was struck several times by Reyes’ fists during this confrontation, police said.

Scott, who was legally carrying a concealed weapon, pulled it and pointed it at Reyes, police said. A struggle for the gun ensued, and during the struggle it discharged twice. One round was believed to have struck an outside brick wall of the building while the other went through Bishop’s hand and into her shoulder.

Police said Reyes fled the scene and was located a short distance away by officers. After a traffic stop, he was brought to the station for questioning. Scott was located at the apartment.

Bishop was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Scott was charged with felony reckless endangerment but police said the investigation was still open and additional charges may be filed.

Marijuana found in police search of home

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man is facing drug possession charges following the execution of a search warrant at his residence about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

According to a Kingsport Police Department news release, officers from KPD’s Vice Unit, the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Kingsport SWAT Team searched the residence of Kevin McNeish, 27, 326 Childress St.

Police said they located McNeish at the residence along with about 6 ounces of green plant material that was believed to be marijuana. The material was packaged in small plastic baggies that appeared to be for resale, police said. Several other baggies believed to be used for packaging marijuana were located in the residence along with $199 in cash.

McNeish was charged with possession of schedule VI narcotics for resale within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are stored.

Police said he was taken to the Kingsport City Jail for booking.

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