UPDATE: Person of interest in suspicious death investigation in custody after standoff in Sullivan County


SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE – According to authorities on-scene, a man is in custody and has been identified after a standoff on Cannon Street near Orebank Road in Sullivan County.

The man has been identified as Brad Addington, who was a person of interest in the case of a suspicious death investigation after a woman’s body was found in Hawkins County on Monday.

“He held up himself in the house, so he’s a dangerous wanted felon for one, so we wanted to take all precaution. Also, for the citizens in this county, we wanted to make sure they were safe,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Jeff Cassidy said.

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The Kingsport Police Department’s bomb squad sent a robot into the house on Cannon Street, and Addington tried to leave the house by exiting out of the back.

He was arrested outside the home after trying to escape.

Sheriff Cassidy said, “We did talk to him via text and phone. He wouldn’t come out so we sent the robot into the house, and he came out the back door. That’s where our SWAT team. We had the perimeter set and they took him into custody in the back.”

“My officers, along with the U.S. Marshals and the TBI are doing a follow-up investigation on a suspicious death in Hawkins County, lead us to this residence where Mr. Addington was,” Sheriff Lawson said.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we follow this story.


Multiple departments are on the scene of a standoff near Orebank Road in Sullivan County.

The situation is currently developing at a house on Cannon Street off of Orebank Road. Law enforcement is outside of the house behind vehicles.

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is involved in the standoff.

Hawkins County Sheriff told News Channel 11 that they are currently engaged in a standoff on Cannon Street.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed they do have agents at the scene.

Traffic is still currently passing the scene on Orebank Road.

According to Captain Andy Seabolt of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service are on the scene.

The U.S. Marshals Service says they were called to the scene to assist by the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson and Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy are on the scene.

The Bloomingdale Fire Department is also currently on the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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