Kingsport man facing attempted murder charges after alleged hammer attack

Kenneth Riddle (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)

SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Deputies in Scott County, VA arrested a Kingsport man for allegedly attacking three people with a hammer early Wednesday morning.

The attacked happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home located in Fort Blackmore.

When deputies arrived the three victims ages – 23, 29 and 30 – were all taken to the Holston Valley Hospital to be treated for injuries related to the hammer attack.

Kenneth Riddle, 29 of Kingsport, TN, was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted second degree murder.

He’s being held at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield  until a Thursday morning court hearing in Scott County.

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