KPD e-News Release: Three Arrested After K.P.D. Vice Detectives Investigate a Drug Complaint

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Three Arrested After K.P.D. Vice Detectives Investigate a Drug Complaint
DATE: 03/30/2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 30, 2015 at approximately 12:45 AM, Detectives with the Kingsport Vice Unit responded to a local Hotel in Kingsport to assist Patrol Officers in reference to a report of drug activity. During the course of the Investigation Officers came into contact with Billy Fisher whom was staying at the Hotel. After receiving consent to search his room Officers located a large amount of US Currency and Schedule II and IV Narcotics. Detectives also located various items identified as Drug Paraphernalia. Subsequently Fisher was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule IV and II narcotics for Resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. As a result of this investigation Detectives found over fifty five thousand dollars ($55,000.00) in US Currency which was seized that is believed to be drug proceeds. The total amount of Schedule II narcotics seized was over one hundred and forty (140) pills identified as Oxycodone a Schedule II narcotic. The total amount of Schedule IV narcotics that was seized totaled more than six hundred and forty (640) pills identified as Alprazolam. The street value total for the narcotics is valued at $10,000.00. Fisher was taken to the Kingsport City Jail and was arraigned on March 31. Fisher’s bond was set at $10,000.00. Fisher is still currently in custody at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

During the course of this investigation Vice Detectives went to another location in Kingsport that was related to the incident at the Hotel. Both Patrol Officers and Detectives went to 326 Clearwater Dr, Kingsport TN. After arriving at the residence they spoke with the resident of the home, Anthony Durant. Detectives were given consent to search the home by Durant. As a result of the search Detectives located over half an ounce of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and Schedule IV narcotics. Durant was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule IV and VI for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Dwelling were Narcotics are Used/Sold/Stored. Durant was also in possession of over five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) which was seized that is believed to be drug proceeds. The total amount of Schedule IV drugs seized was over nineteen hundred (1,900) pills identified as Alprazolam. The Schedule VI that was found was identified as Marijuana and total over half an ounce. The street value total for the narcotics is valued at $19,000.00. Durant was taken to the Kingsport City Jail and arraigned on March 31. Durant’s bond was set at $12,000.00 and has since posted bond.

Markeith Hood was also present at Clearwater Dr address at the time of the search and was found to be in Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hood was also arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was taken to the Kingsport City Jail. Hood’s bond was set at $750.00. Hood has since posted a cash bond.

As a result of both investigations KPD Vice Detectives seized more than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00) in US Currency and over twenty seven hundred (2,700) pills with a street value total over thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Anthony Durant
Age 02/21/1994

21 Years o Age

Race/Gender Male/White
Residency 326 Clearwater Dr

Kingsport, TN 37664

Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule IV and VI for Resale

2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3) Maintaining a Dwelling were Narcotics are Used/Sold/Stored

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Billy Fisher
Age 08/23/1989

25 Years of Age

Race/Gender Male/White
Residency 2048 ½ Orleans Dr

Kingsport, TN 37660

Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule IV and II narcotics for Resale

2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT #3 INFORMATION
Name Markeith Hood
Age 07/18/1992

22 Years of Age

Race/Gender Male/White
Residency 326 Clearwater Dr

Kingsport, TN 37664

Charge(s) 1) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Department Investigating a Stabbing Incident (Updated Suspect in Custody)

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 Department Investigating a Stabbing Incident

(Updated Suspect in Custody)

DATE: 03/31/2015
CASE #: 15-006229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On 03/30/2015 at approximately 10:40 pm, 22 year old Huey Stanley Jr. of Kingsport arrived at a local hospital suffering from stab wounds. He was later pronounced dead by a hospital doctor. The Kingsport Police Department Detectives Unit responded.

The subsequent investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division revealed that Mr. Stanley had been stabbed during an altercation that occurred in the parking lot of the YMCA located at 1840 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport.

Detectives spoke to witnesses and the suspect was identified as 21 year old Zachary Morris Gardner of Kingsport. The crime scene was processed and a knife believed to be the murder weapon was located.

On 03/31/2015 at approximately 8:30 am, Zachary Morris Gardner responded to the Kingsport Police Department and turned himself over detectives. Gardner was subsequently arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder and booked into the Kingsport City Jail.

Sullivan County Sessions Court Judge has arraigned Gardner and his bond is currently set at $150,000.

Anyone who may have any additional information about this case is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

As Previously Released:

On 03/30/2015 at 10:40 PM, The Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a report of a individual that had been stabbed. The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of this investigation therefore, no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone who may have any information that may help detectives solve this case, is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Zachary Morris Gardner
Age Date of Birth: 3/29/1994

21 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 570 Bays View Court

Kingsport, TN 37660

Height/

Weight

5’ 11”/

185

Eyes/

Hair

Hazel/

Brown

Charge(s) 1st Degree Murder

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Huey Stanley Jr.
Age 22 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
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 Department Investigating a Stabbing Incident

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 Department Investigating a Stabbing Incident
DATE: 03/30/2015
CASE #: 15-006229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On 03/30/2015 at 11:23 PM, The Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a report of a individual that had been stabbed. The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of this investigation therefore, no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone who may have any information that may help detectives solve this case, is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating a Shooting Incident

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 a Shooting Incident
DATE: 03/27/27
CASE #: 15-005976
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On 03/27/2015 at 9:57 PM, The Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to McDonald’s located at 4300 W. Stone Dr. on a report of a white male that had been shot. The shooting did not occur at McDonald’s however the victim drove there to seek assistance. The victim was unable to communicate and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment and at this time his condition is unknown. The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of this investigation. Detectives are attempting to determine the precise location where the incident occurred with many other pertinent questions remain unanswered; therefore, no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone who may have any information that may help detectives solve this case, is asked to contact the K.P.D. Watch Commanders Office at 423-229-9438, Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or if no answer at these numbers then call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Alleged Stabbing Incident

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 Alleged Stabbing Incident
DATE: March 27, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 26, 2015 at approximately 9:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives were called to the Holston Valley Medical Center Emergency Room in Kingsport, in reference to an alleged stabbing incident. Officers spoke with a male victim who was being treated for non-life threatening knife wounds. He had been transported to the hospital by a family member. The victim has since been discharged from the hospital.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of this investigation. Detectives are still in communication with the victim, attempting to determine the exact time of the incident and the precise location where the alleged incident occurred. Many other pertinent questions remain unanswered; therefore, no further information will be released at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Debit Card in Wallet Stolen at Johnson City Night Club Used in Fraudulent Kingsport Shopping Spree

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: Debit Card in Wallet Stolen at Johnson City Night Club Used in Fraudulent Kingsport Shopping Spree
DATE: March 27, 2015
CASE #: 15-004100 (IHOP)

15-004101(Wal-Mart)

15-004012 (Exxon/Mobil)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 28, 2015 at approximately 2:30 AM, a woman’s wallet was stolen while she was at the Electric Cowboy in Johnson City. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 4:45 AM, a debit card that had been in that wallet was used to make a fraudulent purchase for $28.74 at IHOP, located at 1201 East Stone Drive in Kingsport.

Less than an hour later, the same debit card was used to make two back-to-back fraudulent purchases ($382.16 and $109.41 respectively) at Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. A third fraudulent purchase for $487.08 was attempted at the same Wal-Mart, but in that instance the card was declined. Among the items purchased at Wal-Mart was an X-Box One video game system.

Immediately following the Wal-Mart purchases, the debit card was used for a fraudulent purchase of $60.23 at an area Exxon/Mobil gas station.

Three black male suspects were captured by video surveillance cameras while they were conducting the Wal-Mart transactions. Several photos of these individuals are included in this release. Also included is a photo of a white 4-door sedan in which the trio was traveling at the time. The vehicle has a tinted glass moon roof and appears to possibly be a Nissan Altima.

Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals or their vehicle, or who may have any information that may help detectives solve this case, is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: (UPDATE: SUSPECT IDENTIFIED) Female Suspect Sought in Belk Shoplifting Case

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: (UPDATE: SUSPECT IDENTIFIED) Female Suspect Sought in Belk Shoplifting Case
DATE: March 27, 2015
CASE #: 15-000904
GENERAL NARRATIVE
UPDATE: The suspect in this case has been positively identified and charges are pending. This is still an active investigation, and her name will not be publicly released at this time. The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank area residents for the more than three dozen tips that led to her being identified as the suspect in question.

As previously released:

On January 14, 2015 at approximately 2:45 PM, an unidentified white female suspect with long brown hair attempted to shoplift over $1,500 in clothing from Belk in the Kingsport Town Center (Fort Henry Mall) located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. Loss prevention officers were able to interrupt the crime in progress and recover the merchandise; however, they were unable to prevent her escape. She fled the scene in what is believed to be a silver Ford Focus compact 4-door sedan displaying a license plate issued by the State of Kentucky. The vehicle was driven by another unidentified individual.

This same suspect has successfully shoplifted from Belk on at least two prior occasions with the total value of her loot exceeding $1,000. Photos of her and the getaway vehicle taken from surveillance video footage are included in this release. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or the vehicle or who may have any information which may help detectives solve this case is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit