KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man has been arrested on multiple charges after allegedly shooting his estranged wife's two poodles — killing one of the dogs — while bragging to her over the phone that they were, "suffering."
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports Timothy L. Blevins, 53, of South Creek Court, was arrested Monday evening. He's been charged with multiple offenses, including stalking and aggravated cruelty to animals. Police say he also had dogs in the residence but they were unharmed in the incident.
According to an incident report, officers met with the victim at a Moreland Drive business. She allegedly said her estranged husband had left several threatening voicemail messages on her phone — including one that sounded as if there was a gunshot, followed by Blevins boasting that one of her dog's was, "suffering."