KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Respond to Major East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision (2nd UPDATE)

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Respond to Major East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision (2nd UPDATE)
DATE: August 27, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 27, 2014 at approximately 1:45 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a major motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of the Kingsport Pavilion/Target Shopping Center, located at 2626 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Kingsport Police and other area first responders rushed to the scene. A subsequent investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit revealed the following:

A 2007 Kia Sedona minivan, driven by Tracey Y. Noe and occupied by two children, ages 10 and 12, had been traveling west on East Stone Drive and was stopped in the turn lane preparing to turn left into the shopping complex directly across East Stone Drive from the Kingsport Pavilion/Target Shopping Center. For unknown reasons, a westbound 1995 Chevrolet Suburban full-size sport utility vehicle, driven by Catherine S. Arnold, apparently neither slowed nor stopped for the traffic ahead and struck the Kia in the rear.

The Kia was propelled forward diagonally across the intersection into the lanes that turn left from eastbound East Stone Drive into the Kingsport Pavilion/Target Shopping Center, where it side-swiped a 2011 Honda CRV compact sport utility vehicle, driven by Tammy S. Gilbert with passenger, Ricky C. Gilbert. The Kia careened off the Honda and came to rest after colliding head-on with a 2008 Lexus RX350 compact sport utility vehicle, driven by Peggy H. Rasnake.

Ms. Arnold, the driver of the Suburban, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S.

All three occupants of the Kia, received significant injuries and were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. Ms. Noe and the 10 year old child received serious injuries and are currently both listed in stable condition. The 12 year old child received life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition. Both children have since been air-lifted to another medical facility.

All three occupants of the other two vehicles received possible injuries, but did not require medical treatment at this time. All occupants of all four vehicles involved in the crash appear to have been properly restrained by their seatbelts.

Several lanes of East Stone Drive were closed for approximately four hours but normal traffic flow resumed at approximately 5:45 PM.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with possible charges pending. Investigators are asking for anyone who witnessed the crash who has not yet been interviewed to please contact them at 423-224-2750.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Suburban
Year 1995
Type Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Catherine S. Arnold
Age 63 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Bristol, TN
Injuries Non-Life Threatening Injuries
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Kia
Model Sedona
Year 2007
Type Minivan
Color Light Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Tracey Y. Noe
Age 46 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious Injuries/Stable Condition
Passenger Name Not Released
Age 10 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious Injuries/Stable Condition
Passenger Name Not Released
Age 12 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Life-Threatening Injuries/Critical Condition
COLLISION VEHICLE #3 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model CRV
Year 2011
Type Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Maroon
Damage Non-Disabling Damage
Driver Name Tammy S. Gilbert
Age 47 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
Passenger Name Ricky C. Gilbert
Age 54 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #4 INFORMATION
Make Lexus
Model RX350
Year 2008
Type Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Beige
Damage Non-Disabling Damage
Driver Name Peggy H. Rasnake
Age 68 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Respond to Major East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision (1st UPDATE)

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Respond to Major East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision (1st UPDATE)
DATE: August 27, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
1st UPDATE: On August 27, 2014 as of approximately 5:45 PM, all emergency vehicles have cleared the scene and traffic to all travel lanes has been restored. This crash is still under investigation with additional details to be released as they become available.

AS PREVIOUSLY RELEASED: On August 27, 2014 at approximately 1:45 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a major motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of the Kingsport Pavilion/Target Shopping Center, located at 2626 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Kingsport Police and other area first responders rushed to the scene.

Based on early feedback from personnel on scene, this crash is believed to have involved multiple vehicles and resulted in multiple injuries. Most, if not all, travel lanes at this location are currently blocked resulting in heavy traffic congestion.

Area motorists are urged to avoid this area and seek alternate routes for the time being.

Additional information regarding the condition of traffic and the details of the crash will be released as they become available.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Respond to Major East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Respond to Major East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision
DATE: August 27, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 27, 2014 at approximately 1:45 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a major motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of the Kingsport Pavilion/Target Shopping Center, located at 2626 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Kingsport Police and other area first responders rushed to the scene.

Based on early feedback from personnel on scene, this crash is believed to have involved multiple vehicles and resulted in multiple injuries. Most, if not all, travel lanes at this location are currently blocked resulting in heavy traffic congestion.

Area motorists are urged to avoid this area and seek alternate routes for the time being.

Additional information regarding the condition of traffic and the details of the crash will be released as they become available.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Vice Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Seize Subutex/Arrest Resident

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Vice Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Seize Subutex/Arrest Resident
DATE: August 27, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 26, 2014 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Vice Detectives, with assistance from K.P.D. Patrol Officers, executed a search warrant at the residence of Jennifer N. Christian, located at 1310 Willow Street in Kingsport. This residence lies in close proximity to Borden Park.

As a result of the search, approximately 50 individual Subutex pills, with an approximate street value of $2,000, were seized. Detectives uncovered evidence to substantiate that Ms. Christian was selling these pills, which she had obtained via her TennCare benefits. A quantity of marijuana and assorted unlawful drug paraphernalia were also located inside the residence. $170 in currency, believed to be profits from the illegal sale of narcotics, was seized pursuant to Tennessee Department of Safety guidelines.

Ms. Christian was arrested and charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Subutex) for Resale within 1,000 Feet of a Municipal Park (Borden Park)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Sold

She was transported to the Kingsport City Jail where she will remain, pending arraignment.

This investigation is ongoing. Due to the suspicion of TennCare fraud on the part of Ms. Christian, it will be conducted cooperatively with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jennifer N. Christian
Age Date of Birth 6/2/1983

31 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 1310 Willow Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Subutex) for Resale within 1,000 Feet of a Municipal Park (Borden Park)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Sold

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Auto Burglary in Mall Parking Lot

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Auto Burglary in Mall Parking Lot
DATE: August 26, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 21, 2014 at approximately 12:30 PM, a white male suspect with shaggy brown hair burglarized a vehicle that was parked between the Belk and Piccadilly Cafeteria entrances to the Kingsport Town Center, located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

The suspect opened the unlocked driver’s door of a vehicle and stole the owner’s driver license and a music CD. He also opened the trunk of the victim’s vehicle but did not take any additional items.

The suspect left the scene in an approximately 1990 model, blue, 4-door, Subaru sedan.

Photos of the suspect and his vehicle are included in this release. An actual clip of surveillance video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/XgV7nDvUchc

Anyone who can help detectives identify this individual is asked to contact the K.P.D. Detective Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

As always, citizens are strongly encouraged to securely lock their vehicles, and remove any and all valuable or otherwise tempting items from the vehicle, or at least take measures to conceal them from plain view.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision at Fort Patrick Henry Lake (UPDATE with Name Correction)

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision at Fort Patrick Henry Lake (UPDATE with Name Correction)
DATE: August 25, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 25, 2014, shortly before 4:00 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a fatal motor vehicle collision at 3743 Hemlock Park Circle in Kingsport. This residence is located adjacent to Fort Patrick Henry Lake.

Multiple public safety agencies, including the Kingsport Police Department responded. An investigation into the crash by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit revealed the following:

A white 1998 Lincoln Town Car 4-door sedan was being driven into the driveway of this residence by Inez N. Summers, when for unknown reasons she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the carport, made contact with the structure, then overrode two metal retaining poles at the rear of the carport. The vehicle exited the back of the carport, continued through the yard, crossed over the top of a retaining wall, and came to rest completely submerged in Fort Patrick Henry Lake.

Ms. Summers was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Her deceased body was recovered from the submerged vehicle by rescue divers. Her actual cause of death is unknown at this time.

This case is still under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Lincoln
Model Town Car
Year 1998
Type 4-door Sedan
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Inez N. Summers
Age 92 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision at Fort Patrick Henry Lake

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision at Fort Patrick Henry Lake
DATE: August 25, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 25, 2014, shortly before 4:00 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a fatal motor vehicle collision in the area of Hemlock Park Drive adjacent to Fort Patrick Henry Lake in Kingsport.

Multiple public safety agencies, including the Kingsport Police Department, responded.

The initial investigation has determined that for unknown reasons, a single motor vehicle ran over an embankment into the lake. The deceased body of one individual has been recovered from the submerged vehicle.

Additional information will be released at the appropriate time in the investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit