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Kingsport police charge three with assaulting neighbors

October 1st, 2013 1:58 pm by Rain Smith — Kingsport Times-News

Kingsport police charge three with assaulting neighbors

Joshua A. Layne, Joseph Wingo and Chris Copas.

KINGSPORT — Two separate altercations between Kingsport neighbors have led to three arrests on charges of aggravated assault.

One suspect was allegedly caught cutting the valve stem on a tire of his neighbor's car, then swung a pair of pliers when confronted. The other two suspects were reportedly asked to "stop selling pills" — and responded by chasing people down the street with a fire poker and knife.

In the latter incident, Chris Copas, 44, of 100 Broadview St., was arrested Monday evening. His alleged accomplice, Joseph Wingo, 25, of 1645 Spruce St., was arrested early Tuesday morning.


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