From the Kingsport Times-News of February 28, 2007
Kingsport man stabbed during home invasion, fires two shots at intruders
A Kingsport man fired two shots at men who invaded his home early today, but he was stabbed twice during the incident.
The incident happened around 5:05 a.m. at 2333 1/2 Ashwood Street, according to a police detective. (CLICK HERE for map.
KPD Det. Greg Lane said Frank Johnson, 25, reported he heard noise outside his home and someone knocking on his door.
“He went to the door with a pistol in his hand. As soon as he opened the door, an unknown black male rushed in and attacked him,” Lane said.
A second unidentified black male entered the residence and stabbed Johnson in the left side and arm, Lane said.
Johnson fired his gun and the two men ran out of the house.
He went to the door and fired another shot and the men continued to run away, Lane said.
Police don’t know what the suspects motive might have been, but at this point the case is being investigated as an aggravated assault.
Lane said Johnson was being treated at Holston Valley Medical Center for his wounds, which were non life threatening.