Man arrested for aggravated child abuse, vandalism and leaving scene of an accident

Published 3:36 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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JONESBOROUGH – On March 14, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daniel Powell, 24, of Kingsport, and charged him with two counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect, vandalism and leaving the scene of an accident.
At approximately 4:50 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were responding to a hit-and-run in the 100 block of Captain’s Lane in Gray when deputies spotted the fleeing vehicle on North Roan St. Deputies stopped the vehicle and made contact with Powell, who was the driver.
Powell had two minor children in the back seat of the vehicle. He advised he woke them up, put them in the truck and went to the residence on Captain’s Lane to cause damage to a vehicle at the residence. He pushed a vehicle at the residence some 20 feet across the lawn, causing major damage to the vehicle.
Powell was transported to the Washington County Detention Center and is being held on a $100,000 bond. His first appearance in court is slated for 1:30 p.m. on March 15. The legal guardian of the children arrived on scene and took custody of them.

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