KPD e-News Release: Friendly Annual Reminder that Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Kingsport

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Friendly Annual Reminder that Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Kingsport
DATE: July 1, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
With the Fourth of July taking place this coming weekend, this is just a friendly reminder that, even on Independence Day, fireworks are illegal inside the city limits of Kingsport. The Kingsport Police Department recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals and encourages citizens to instead enjoy an officially sanctioned fireworks show. See below for the City of Kingsport Fireworks Ordinance. Violations of this Ordinance are subject to a $110 fine.

City of Kingsport Ordinance 42-112

(a) For the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and residents of the city, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, use, discharge, possess with the intent to discharge, or offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or keep with intent to sell at retail, fireworks in the city.

For your safe and legal fireworks viewing pleasure, the City of Kingsport is conducting two simultaneous fireworks shows on Saturday, July 4th at 9:45 PM. For additional details, to include associated road closures and best viewing locations, please visit https://www.DowntownKingsport.org/4th-of-July.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Findings Released in January 2020 Bones Discovery

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Findings Released in January 2020 Bones Discovery
DATE: June 30, 2020
CASE #: 20-000574
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 7, 2020 at approximately 4:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a residence, located at 509 Fulton Avenue in Kingsport, in reference to the discovery of bones. The discovery was made by HVAC contractors while they were installing duct work in the crawl space beneath the house.

The scene was secured, and Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division were called to the scene to investigate. The bones were collected and sent to the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine for initial inspection and subsequently forwarded to the University of Tennessee Department of Forensic Anthropology for further evaluation.

This case has been under active investigation since the initial discovery. On June 19, 2020 K.P.D. Detectives received a detailed investigative report outlining the forensic anthropological findings. The bones consisted of several fragments, but not a complete skeleton. The bones were identified as being of human origin and more than likely that of an adult female.

The forensic anthropological report also indicated that the level of erosion and overall condition of the bones were consistent with “coffin wear,” meaning that the bones had possibly been in a casket at some point in the distant past. The report concluded that the remains were “not of forensic significance,” indicating no sign of foul play.

Based upon these scientific findings, this case has now been classified as closed and inactive; however, it is most certainly subject to being reopened at any time should any new investigative leads develop. The identity of the decedent to whom the bones belonged remains a mystery.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the E.T.S.U. Quillen College of Medicine and the U.T. Department of Forensic Anthropology for lending their scientific expertise to this investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Detectives Seeking Identity of Convenience Store Burglary Duo

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Seeking Identity of Convenience Store Burglary Duo
DATE: June 29, 2020
CASE #: 20-006690
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 21, 2020 at approximately 3:45 AM, what are believed to be two white male suspects vandalized and attempted to burglarize Andy’s Market, located at 4121 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

The pair of suspects appear to have arrived on foot. One of the suspects was walking a small dog on a leash and appeared to be serving as a lookout while the other suspect damaged several surveillance cameras, shattered a window with a rock, and reached inside to open it. A resultant alarm caused the suspects to flee emptyhanded; however, the value of property damage they inflicted was nearly $2,500.

Photos of the two suspects and their dog, taken from store surveillance footage, have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes any of them, or who may have any additional information to help solve this case, 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020 (Final Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020 (Final Notice)
DATE: June 25, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: The City of Kingsport is still accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Only a few days remain to apply.

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than January 14, 2021. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 28th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020 (3nd Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020 (3nd Notice)
DATE: June 22, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: The City of Kingsport is still accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Approximately one week remains to apply.

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than January 14, 2021. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 28th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020 (2nd Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020 (2nd Notice)
DATE: June 17, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: The City of Kingsport is still accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. There is still about a week and a half remaining to apply.

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than January 14, 2021. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 28th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Issues Scam Warning after Victim Defrauded of $12,000

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Issues Scam Warning after Victim Defrauded of $12,000
DATE: June 16, 2020
CASE #: 20-012595
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is once again stressing the importance of extreme vigilance against financial scams. One particular type of scam that continues to circulate involves a scammer contacting the intended victim, purporting to be a law enforcement official, and alleging that the victim has an outstanding warrant for their arrest that can only be satisfied by paying a substantial monetary fine and/or court costs.

The scammer will almost never accept traditional forms of payment such as cash, check, or credit card but rather demand that the victim obtain pre-paid money cards (Green Dot, My Vanilla, etc.) from a local store, often draining their life-savings in the process. The scammer will then require the victim to disclose the account numbers of the pre-paid cards over the phone, so that the fraudulently obtained electronic funds can be accessed remotely.

Such was the case with a local woman who was recently contacted by a scammer at her place of employment in Kingsport. The scammer established credibility by providing names of actual law enforcement officers that could easily be obtained on the internet. The end result was that the woman turned over $12,000 of her own money to the scammers.

Fortunately, she became suspicious shortly thereafter and promptly reported the incident to the Kingsport Police Department. Detectives have already been able to intercept a significant portion of the fraudulently obtained electronic funds and return them to the rightful owner and are still attempting to reclaim the remaining balance. Unfortunately, however, this is often not possible and the money can be lost forever.

The identity of the suspect(s) who initiated this particular scam remains a mystery. These scammers are almost never local and are often located out of state or even in a foreign country. They cover their trail extremely well by using disposable “burner” phones with cloned telephone numbers, making tracing their origin difficult or next to impossible.

The Kingsport Police Department continues to stress that legitimate law enforcement officials would NEVER operate this way. We would never extort payment to satisfy an outstanding arrest warrant. Moreover, no legitimate entity would EVER demand payment in the form of a pre-paid money card and refuse all other traditional forms of payment.

While these scammers can be very convincing, citizens need to be alert to their existence. Anyone who receives this type of call should hang up and report the matter to law enforcement. If there is ever any question regarding the legitimacy of this type of call, people should ALWAYS consult an actual law enforcement officer and/or a trusted financial advisor prior to turning over any funds or personal information.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020
DATE: June 12, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from June 13 through 28, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than January 14, 2021. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 28th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Identify “Person of Interest” in Motorcycle Theft Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Identify “Person of Interest” in Motorcycle Theft Investigation
DATE: June 4, 2020
CASE #: 20-010619
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 21, 2020, shortly after midnight, a black 2010 Triumph Motorcycle ($4,000 value) was reported stolen from the parking lot of Allandale Falls Apartments, located at 1000 University Boulevard in Kingsport. This incident is currently under investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division.

On May 30, 2020, the owner of the motorcycle/victim of the theft reported that he had spotted his stolen motorcycle at the Roadrunner Market/BP Gas Station and Convenience Store, located at 1312 South John B. Dennis Highway. He advised that the Triumph emblems had apparently been removed and replaced with several Harley Davidson and Skoal decals.

A review of store surveillance video revealed footage of the motorcycle that the victim identified as his own, as well as a white male “person of interest” who was riding it. Photos are included with this release.

Anyone who can provide the identity of this “person of interest,” may know where the stolen motorcycle may currently be found, or may have any additional information to assist with this investigation 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Update)
DATE: June 3, 2020
CASE #: 20-011521
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Randy W. Moody has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of June 2, 2020, Randy W. Moody was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department. Mr. Moody reportedly has significant underlying medical issues to give cause for concern for his overall health and welfare. He was last seen walking in the 100 block of West Ravine Road in Kingsport.

Mr. Moody is a 52 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs roughly 125 pounds. He has partly gray hair and brown eyes. When last seen, he was reportedly wearing a yellow shirt and black athletic shoes. His photograph is attached.

Anyone who sees him or knows his current whereabouts 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Randy W. Moody
Age 52 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 6 inches

125 pounds

Hair/Eyes Partly Gray Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Yellow Shirt

Black Athletic Shoes

Last Known Sighting 100 Block of West Ravine Road

Kingsport, TN

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton