Three people have been arrested after police responding to a domestic violence call allegedly discovered a meth lab.
According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, at about 9 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to 679 Deck Valley Road, Bristol, Tenn. When deputies arrived a man, identified as Roger Allen Kennedy, 39, of Long Crescent Drive, Bristol, Va., allegedly ran out the back door. He was reportedly apprehended after a brief struggle with police.
His girlfriend, Wanda Carol Morris, 30, of Lee Highway in Bristol, Va., told police Kennedy hit her several times in the head as he attempted to take her phone.
While at the home officers allegedly discovered a meth lab, along with evidence of previous cooks and materials used to make methamphetamine. Both Kennedy and Morris, who police say occupy the residence, were arrested. Another man identified as living there, Phillip Brumley, 34, was also arrested.
Kennedy is charged with domestic assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are made or sold, promotion of methamphetamine and evading arrest. He also had active warrants for failure to appear and violation of probation. He is held in the Sullivan County jail on a $57,000 bond.
Both Morris and Brumley are charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are made or sold, promotion of methamphetamine and initiation of methamphetamine. They are each held on $50,000 bonds.