Kingsport driver allegedly fires shots at teens

Kingsport driver allegedly fires shots at teens

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Two Kingsport girls are terrified after police say a grown man followed them home and later threatened them with a gun, even firing three gunshots.

On Saturday afternoon at about 4:40 pm, the two friends hit the road in Kingsport and headed to a home on Noble Street. 

The teens' families, who wouldn't go on camera, tell us another driver, Robert Arnold, became irate after the girls went ahead of him at a nearby 4-way stop. 

Police say Arnold followed them to the home on Noble street and threw a can at their car.

The girls went inside the house and left a short time later. Police say Arnold was waiting nearby with a gun and when the teens saw him, they went back to the home and told some adults, including the father of one of the girls.

Officers say they all got back in the car and found Arnold lurking down a nearby street, sitting in his car. "The father of one of the girls got out and approached the vehicle to figure out what the problem was. At that point, the individual fired three shots out the passenger window toward the father and the people in the car," says Tom Patton with the Kingsport Police Department.

They took off and called 911. 

This all allegedly happened in Danny Woods' front yard. "I was in the back raking some leave when I heard what was apparently three shots," says Woods.

Police stopped Arnold on Granby Road and charged him with four counts of aggravated assault. 

No one was hurt.

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