KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Identity Theft 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: K.P.D. Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Identity Theft/Credit Card Fraud Case
DATE: October 31, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 31, 2014 at approximately 4:30 PM, a suspect used a credit card to make a purchase of $479.97 at Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The account for the credit card that was used was in the name of a Knoxville, TN resident who was completely unaware of the account’s existence. It is apparent that the suspect at Wal-Mart has stolen the victim’s identity in opening the account.

Several other transactions have been made using this credit card across the Northeast Tennessee region in Gray, Boones Creek, Johnson City, and Piney Flats. Additional online purchase were made using this credit card, with the items purchased allegedly being delivered to a vacant house on Conway Street in Kingsport. Further investigation has revealed that the suspect may have also opened a PayPal account in the victim’s name.

An overhead photo of the suspect, in the process of making his purchase at Wal-Mart, is included in this release. He appears to be a small framed, thin, white male, possibly in his 20s, with short dark hair and glasses.

Anyone who recognizes this individual is asked to contact detectives in 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: Individual Believed to be Under the Influence of Inhalants Struck by Train

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: Individual Believed to be Under the Influence of Inhalants Struck by Train
DATE: October 28, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 27, 2014 at approximately 11:30 PM, Officers from the Kingsport Police Patrol Division and Traffic Unit responded to the railroad tracks at the underpass of John B. Dennis Highway in reference to a collision between a train and a pedestrian. A southbound CSX train had just left the rail yard, located at 233 West Main Street, when both the Engineer and the Conductor noticed an individual, later identified as Dallas Wayne Turner, lying in the middle of the tracks. The train’s emergency braking system was activated bringing the train to a stop, but not before it struck Mr. Turner.

The Engineer and the Conductor exited the train and found Mr. Turner on the ground to the east side of the tracks. Mr. Turner’s hands, face, and nostrils were coated with gold colored spray paint, and a can of spray paint was found next to him, leading investigators to the reasonable conclusion that he had been engaged in the illegal and highly dangerous practice of using the spray paint as an inhalant by “huffing” it.

Mr. Turner was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

CSX Police responded and will be pursuing criminal trespassing charges against Mr. Turner.

SUSPECT/VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Dallas Wayne Turner
Age Date of Birth 7/21/1976

38 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 2424 Princeton Road

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Serious but Non-Life Threatening
Pending Charge(s) Criminal Trespassing (Pending by CSX Police)
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody for Burglarizing Same Business Three Times

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 in Custody for Burglarizing Same Business Three Times
DATE: October 27, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 23, 2014 at approximately 10:15 PM, a suspect, later identified as Daren C. Pitts, burglarized Kingsport Exterior Vinyl Supply, located at 128 Regional Park Drive in Kingsport. Mr. Pitts accomplished this burglary by ramming his GMC Jimmy pickup into an exterior garage door of the business and then forcing open an interior office door. Mr. Pitts removed a cash drawer and then stole several new tools from a display. This is the third time this business has been burglarized in a virtually identical method, with the previous two incidents being reported on December 27, 2013 and January 20, 2014.

In this most recent incident, as well as the two previous incidents, the burglary was captured on surveillance video. In the most recent footage, surveillance cameras were finally able to capture a clear image of Mr. Pitts face. Mr. Pitts was a previous employee of this business, so current employees were able to positively identify him as the suspect in question. Two video clips of the October 23rd burglary have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below.

http://youtu.be/5BAyJKScmgo

http://youtu.be/LXWvjIhqIwc

Kingsport Police Detectives were able to locate Mr. Pitts at Model City Motel, apartment #8, located at 3109 Memorial Boulevard, after his pickup was found parked in the parking lot. Upon speaking with Mr. Pitts, detectives noticed he was wearing the exact same hooded sweatshirt as he was wearing in the surveillance footage. The stolen items from the most recent burglary were located hidden under his bed.

Through further investigation, detectives were able to definitively link Mr. Pitts to the earlier two burglaries. Mr. Pitts was arrested, transported to the Kingsport City Jail, and charged with:

1) 3 counts of Burglary (felony)

2) Vandalism over $500 (felony)

3) Theft over $500 (felony)

4) Theft under $500 (misdemeanor)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Daren C. Pitts
Age Date of Birth 11/1/1970

43 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Model City Motel

3109 Memorial Boulevard, Apartment #8

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) 3 counts of Burglary (felony)

2) Vandalism over $500 (felony)

3) Theft over $500 (felony)

4) Theft under $500 (misdemeanor)

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Search Warrant by K.P.D. Vice Detectives Nets Two Arrests

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: Search Warrant by K.P.D. Vice Detectives Nets Two Arrests
DATE: October 24, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 23, 2014 at approximately 9:45 PM, Detectives from the Kingsport Police Department’s Vice Unit, with tactical support from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team, executed a search warrant at a residence located at 3413 Stafford Street in Kingsport. The execution of this warrant came as a result of a lengthy investigation into crack cocaine trafficking in the City of Kingsport.

As the officers entered the dwelling, the occupants were in the process of attempting to destroy contraband by flushing it down a toilet. Approximately four ounces of crack cocaine, with an approximate street value of $12,000 was located in the toilet in question. Additionally, approximately six grams of marijuana was located on a spice rack in the kitchen. Several rocks of crack cocaine were found in the kitchen sink, and multiple kitchen containers and utensils contained residue that tested positive for cocaine, leading detectives to reasonably conclude that the residents were involved in the process of “cooking” crack cocaine. Detectives also seized nearly $1,000 in cash believed to be profits from illegal drug sales.

Two individuals, Quincy James and Jasmine Carr, were home at the time the search warrant was executed. Mr. James was arrested and charged with:

1) Possession of over ½ Gram of a Schedule II Drug (Crack Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School Zone

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

3) Maintaining a Dwelling where Drugs are Sold, Stored, Manufactured or Distributed

4) Tampering with Evidence

5) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Ms. Carr was arrested and charged with:

1) Simple Possession of a Schedule II Drug (Crack Cocaine)

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

Both suspects were initially processed in the Kingsport City Jail and later transferred to the Hawkins County Jail for confinement.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this operation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Quincy James
Age Date of Birth 12/12/1977

36 Years of Age

Race/Gender Black/Male
Residency 3413 Stafford Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) See Narrative

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jasmine Carr
Age Date of Birth 12/17/1993

20 Years of Age

Race/Gender Black/Female
Residency 3413 Stafford Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) See Narrative

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: One Suspect Identified, Another Suspect Sought, in Theft Investigation

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: One Suspect Identified, Another Suspect Sought, in Theft Investigation
DATE: October 23, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 4, 2014 at approximately 11:00 PM a lady’s purse was stolen while she was dancing at the Eagles Club, located at 926 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Surveillance video captured two suspects, one a white male and the other a white female, entering the building and later exiting the building with the purse. The purse was recovered at a local fast food restaurant the following day, but the victim’s credit cards had been removed from her purse.

The female suspect has been identified as Patricia A. Graham, and charges are pending. Detectives are still attempting to determine the identity of the male suspect.

Photos of the male suspect take from surveillance video are included in this release. In the videos, the suspect is the white male dressed in an untucked long-sleeved button-up shirt and blue jeans who is accompanied by the white female (Patricia Graham) dressed in all black. He can be seen carrying a woman’s purse in the second video as he is leaving. Clips of the video footage have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

Suspects entering: http://youtu.be/3RXDnzm48E0

Suspects exiting with purse in hand: http://youtu.be/2LOqrPftFp4

Anyone who recognizes this individual is asked to contact K.P.D. Detectives 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

Ms. Graham has also been implicated in another theft case. On October 15, 2014, K.P.D. issued a news release requesting assistance from the public in identifying a white female who shoplifted bedding materials from a local Wal-Mart. K.P.D. received over a dozen tips in that incident, positively identifying Ms. Graham as the suspect in question. She has already been charged in that incident. For additional information on the Wal-Mart case, see the original news release linked below:

http://kingsportpdblog.com/2014/10/15/kpd-e-news-release-detectives-attempting-to-identify-wal-mart-felony-shoplifter/

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Unknown
Race/Gender White/Male
SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Patricia A. Graham
Age Date of Birth 3/27/1967

47 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 1129 Bridwell Street

Kingsport, TN

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Halloween Party and Half Marathon to Cause Downtown Traffic Congestion and Delays

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: Halloween Party and Half Marathon to Cause Downtown Traffic Congestion and Delays
DATE: October 22, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This Saturday, October 25, 2014, motorists should expect increased traffic congestion and delays in Downtown Kingsport and surrounding areas.

Activities connected with the Haunted Half Marathon and the Rockin’ the Hallows Halloween Party will take place throughout the day from approximately 2:00 PM until midnight.

At approximately 3:00 PM, sections of the following roadways will be closed for the race for approximately 3 hours:

1) Clinchfield Street

2) Market Street

3) Main Street

4) Sullivan Street

5) Wilcox Drive

6) Industry Drive

7) Arch Street

8) Roller Street

The Halloween party will take place at the Farmer’s Market from 7:00 PM until midnight.

Area motorists not planning on participating in these events should plan ahead and seek an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays. Motorists traveling in the vicinity of the event areas are asked to exercise courtesy and patience, follow all detours, obey all traffic instructions, and keep a cautious eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and slow moving vehicles.

A map of the race course has been included in this release. For additional information regarding these events, please visit the following links:

http://rockinthehallows.com/

http://www.hauntedhalf.com

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Missing Person Located Safe and Sound

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: Missing Person Located Safe and Sound
DATE: October 22, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Eugene Kaywood, who was reported missing on October 20, 2014, has been located. He is now in the company of family members and is safe and sound.

As previously released:

Kingsport Police Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing person.

On October 20, 2014, Eugene Kaywood was reported missing by his caregiver. He was last seen standing in the carport outside of his residence at approximately 8:40 AM that morning. Due to medical conditions, Mr. Kaywood is unable to properly care for himself. There is some indication that he might be visiting with some friends at an unknown location, and those friends may be looking after him; however, that has not yet been confirmed.

Mr. Kaywood is described as a 56 year old white male, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches in height, weighing approximately 115 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a maroon shirt, a green coat, brown boots, and a white University of Tennessee Volunteers hat. A photograph of Mr. Kaywood has been included in this release.

Detectives are asking for anyone who may know Mr. Kaywood’s whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or via 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