Kingsport police charge two after fight call yields pills, cash, gun discoveries

Booking photos of Clark and Crable. Courtesy Kingsport City Jail.

Kingsport police arrested two people for various drug offenses Monday evening after an officer was called to investigate a fight, according to several police reports.

Police were told shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday that several people were fighting at the intersection near West Stone Drive and Fairview Avenue. The responding officer saw a woman identified as Mary Clark, 24, 340 Horseshoe Bend Road, Kingsport, assaulting another driver, according to a police reports.

Clark said she was looking for her phone while riding in a car on Stone Drive when she opened her door to look for the phone and was almost hit by another car.  Clark said she began yelling at that driver and assaulting her, police reported. The other driver confirmed this but didn’t want to press charges.

Brian Crable, 25, 901 Robertson St., was driving the car in which Clark was a passenger. Police said his driver’s license was revoked. He was searched and police found a bottle “wedged in the front of his shorts without a label,” that contained 46 pills believed to be Alprazolam and some more thought to be Buprenorphine. Police also found $808 in cash.

Police then searched Clark’s purse, and she reportedly said “I might get in trouble for the gun.”

Police later found a loaded 9mm handgun in her purse. Clark did not have a handgun permit, police said.

Clark also was found with pills stuffed in her bra thought to be Alprazolam.

Baggies “typically used for the sale of narcotics,” were also found in Clarks purse, police said.

Both Clark and Crable were taken to the city jail. Each were charged with possession of schedule IV for resale. Clark also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Crable was charged additionally with his second offense of driving on a revoked license, failure to comply with financial responsibility, possession of schedule III for resale and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used or sold.

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