Two Sullivan County constables have been indicted on assault and misconduct charges. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a grand jury has indicted Ralph T. King and Marshall Harrison Buckner. TBI investigators determined that King and Buckner assaulted an employee at a Kingsport business while executing a writ of possession of February 1, 2019. A Sullivan County grand jury returned indictments last month charging the two with one count of assault and two counts of official misconduct. They were arraigned Thursday on the charges in criminal court. Both of them are constables in District 11 which covers a large part of Kingsport. Their terms expire this year, but they have both filed to run as independents. Independent constable candidates will appear on the ballots in the August 6 election.
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