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Shooting investigation leads to drug, assault arrest

Staff Report • May 6, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Police said an investigation into an alleged shooting resulted in a Kingsport man’s arrest on assault and drug charges.

On Monday, Kingsport Police Department officers arrested Brandon J. Salomon, 23, 1353 E. Sevier Ave., after an investigation into a May 2 shooting that was alleged to have taken place near the intersection of McCoy and Virginia streets in Kingsport.

In a press release, police said a woman told them Salomon had come to her McCoy Street house to remove a license plate from a car he had sold her. Police said the woman confronted Salomon and then, as she was leaving in her car, he fired several shots at her car. After responding to the scene, police said, officers found four spent 9 mm shell casings.

Once police began to suspect Salomon of shooting at the car, they procured an arrest warrant charging him with aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment. Police arrested Saloman Monday at his home, where, they said, he was found with about three-fourths pound of marijuana, $600 in cash, and unspecified items that the release said were “commonly utilized to package drugs for distribution.” Additionally, police said, they also found a loaded SKS rifle.

Although police said they did not find the handgun they suspected was used in the shooting, the release said it was found in someone else’ vehicle during a drug-related traffic stop in Washington County.

In addition to the two aforementioned charges, Salomon was charged with possession of of over one-half ounce of a schedule VI drug within 1,000 feet of a city park, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are used, stored or sold, and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

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