CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman was struck in the head last week with the handle of a handgun brandished by one of two men whom she caught in the act of robbing her home on Wallentown Road.
Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Detective Chad Britton said in a report that about 2:20 p.m. on June 30, 2019, the victim returned home to find a white car parked in her driveway.
The woman told Britton that when she yelled to see if anyone responded, a young white male wearing a red bandana exited the residence and then ran back inside.
The victim said she recognized that man as being Christopher Jordan Tipton, of Kingsport.
A young black male, also wearing a red bandana, who ran from the basement door was recognized by the woman as being Richard Allen “Richie” King, who, along with Tipton, were said by the victim to be acquaintances of her daughter.
“(The victim) said that the white car contained numerous items that had been removed from her residence,” the report continues. “A verbal and physical confrontation began with both males which resulted in (the victim) being struck in the head with the handle of a firearm that was in the hands of Richard King.”
After the confrontation, the report states, the men got in the car and left the residence.
The following day, July 1, Britton located Tipton, 21, and King, 20, both of Stonegate Drive, Kingsport, and after being read their Miranda Rights, both gave statements as to being involved in the incident, Britton’s reports state.
Both men were charged with Aggravated Robbery and taken to the Hawkins Co. Jail for booking.