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Gate City, Va., man found not guilty of raping teenage girl in Kingsport

August 17th, 2011 10:47 am by Kacie Breeding

BLOUNTVILLE — A Gate City man has been found not guilty of raping a teenage girl in Kingsport.

Adam D. Spivey, 34, 238 Robinette Valley Road, Gate City, Va., who was tried in Sullivan County Criminal Court, was found not guilty late Tuesday of the alleged rape.

During the trial, Sullivan County Assistant District Attorneys William Harper and Teresa Nelson argued that Spivey raped the alleged victim in the early morning hours of Oct. 3, 2009, after she fell asleep while watching a movie at a relative's Kingsport apartment.

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