KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a man wanted on several pre-existing felony warrants Wednesday, after police received a tip about him being in a West Side Inn room.
According to a KPD news release, officers received an anonymous tip that Michael P. Hutchins, 41, of Kingsport, was in a room at the inn, 1017 W. Stone Drive.
When police responded, they were invited in by an elderly female and during a check of the room they found Hutchins hiding underneath a bed.
Hutchins was arrested on the outstanding warrants and a search of his person revealed a syringe in his pocket.
According to the release, a search at the Kingsport City Jail revealed two small bags of a white substance believed to be Alpha PVP, or “Gravel,” in his pocket.
Hutchins was charged with possession of a schedule I drug within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.
KPD had previously attempted to arrest Hutchins back on Aug. 17 and a warrant was issued charging him with felony evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, running a red light and speeding.
Officers tried to arrest Hutchins on Sept. 9 and another warrant was issued charging him with felony evading arrest, driving on a revoked license and speeding.
According to the release, KPD officers started searching for Hutchins after learning of outstanding warrants taken out by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
Hutchins was served with the following warrants from the SCSO at the time of his arrest:
- Failure to appear
- Two counts of possession of a schedule I drugs
- Possession of schedule III drugs
- Felony evading arrest
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia
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