KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Conjunction with THSO Booze It & Lose It Campaign

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. to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Conjunction with THSO Booze It & Lose It Campaign
DATE: August 25, 2016
GENERAL NARRATIVE
From August 19 through September 5, 2016, the Kingsport Police Department will be participating in the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) Booze It & Lose It Campaign. This campaign encompasses the Labor Day holiday weekend, which is statistically one of the deadliest weekends of the year for motorists.

According to the THSO, Booze It & Lose It is designed to reduce impaired driving injuries, fatalities, & associated economic losses. The Booze It & Lose It campaign provides for increased law enforcement efforts and public service messages to accomplish its goal. The intervention targets all drivers who are impaired due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Impaired driving and impaired-related crashes constitute one of the nation’s leading health problems. These events result in more deaths each year than do total homicides, and alcohol is a factor in 35% of all crashes in the United States.

As part of the Booze It & Lose It campaign, and in the ongoing effort to reduce the problem of Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) and related crashes, injuries, and fatalities, the Kingsport Police Department will be stepping up its DUI enforcement efforts. In addition to regular enforcement efforts by Patrol and Traffic Units, K.P.D. will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint during the evening hours of Saturday, September 3, 2016. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the City of Kingsport.

The Kingsport Police Department continues to stress that Tennessee D.U.I. laws apply not just to alcohol, but to any substance that impairs the ability to drive, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as prescription drugs, even if they are prescribed by a physician. Remember…Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving!

For more information on the THSO Booze It & Lose It campaign, please visit:

http://tntrafficsafety.org/

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Charge Gate City Man with Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

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 Charge Gate City Man with Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
DATE: August 25, 2016
CASE #: 16-014646
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 12, 2016, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit of the Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division received a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC had identified 11 sexually explicit images of multiple children between 4 and 10 years of age that had been uploaded from a single source to an online chat room known as ChatStep.

Through further investigation, Detectives tracked the source of these images to a Kingsport home where the resident consented to a search. A computer hard drive and flash drive were found in the home and submitted for forensic examination, resulting in a total of 45 images of child pornography being recovered. These 45 images included some of the images from the original NCMEC referral.

As the investigation progressed, Detectives learned that the images had been uploaded and downloaded by Kevin L. Jones of Gate City, VA. Mr. Jones is a relative of the occupant of the Kingsport residence where the images were found. He had uploaded and downloaded the child pornography on weekends while visiting his Kingsport relative without his relative’s knowledge.

During an interview with Detectives, Mr. Jones acknowledged having a personal flash drive collection at his home containing over 5,000 images of child pornography. He told Detectives that he downloaded these images at his relative’s Kingsport address, because he did not have internet access at his home in Gate City. These additional images have since been recovered and are in the process of computerized forensic analysis.

On August 24, 2016 Mr. Jones was arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (as a result of his possession of child pornography) and Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (as a result of his transporting child pornography across state lines) and confined in the Kingsport City Jail. During his arraignment the following morning, his bond was set at $30,000 by the presiding judge. Mr. Jones currently remains incarcerated, awaiting transfer to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Kevin L. Jones
Age Date of Birth 1/4/1974

42 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1546 Ruritan Run Road

Gate City, VA

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

2) Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Aurawood Heights Burglar

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 Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Aurawood Heights Burglar
DATE: August 24, 2016
CASE #: 16-017609
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 16, 2016 at approximately 3:30 AM, an unidentified white male suspect committed a residential burglary in the 300 block of Rolling Drive in the Aurawood Heights neighborhood of Kingsport. The suspect appears to have unlawfully entered the residence as well as one unlocked vehicle, while an attempt to enter a second vehicle was thwarted due to the vehicle being locked.

This same suspect is believed to be involved in other residential and auto burglaries throughout the Aurawood Heights neighborhood, including locations on Packing House Road, Aurawood Drive, Joann Drive, and Rolling Drive. The Kingsport Police Department would like to issue the following advisories to residents of that neighborhood:

1) Please keep the doors to your residences, garages, utility sheds, and vehicles locked at all times, and keep items of value out of plain view.

2) Please report any and all suspicious or criminal activity to law enforcement immediately, even if nothing is actually stolen from your residence or vehicle.

The August 16th incident was captured by private security cameras at the residence. Several photos of the suspect taken from that surveillance footage have been included in this release. Two clips of the actual footage have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/ecwXCfXxqRw

https://youtu.be/C93PnHrVLs0

Anyone who recognizes this suspect 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: Missing Woman 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 Woman Located Safe and Sound
DATE: August 23, 2016
CASE #: 16-017934
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 23, 2016 at approximately 8:00 AM, Sarah R. Allen was located safe and sound. She returned to the group home this morning, stating that she had spent the night at a friend’s house.

As previously released:

On August 22, 2016 at 11:00 PM, Sarah R. Allen was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department. She is a 37 year old white female adult with brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 155 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts.

Ms. Allen resides in a supervised adult group home in the 2300 block of East Center Street in Kingsport. On August 22, 2016 at approximately 5:30 PM, she left with permission on foot to walk to the nearby M&M/USA Market, located on the corner of East Center Street and North Eastman Road.

Ms. Allen subsequently missed her scheduled medication administration at 8:00 PM as well as her 10:00 PM curfew, and she has not been seen or heard from since. She is reportedly very punctual and always notifies the group home staff of her whereabouts, so this is very out of character for her.

Due to her mysterious disappearance, her pre-existing medical issues, and resulting prescribed medication essential for her well-being, she is being considered not just missing, but also endangered, and has been entered into the N.C.I.C. law enforcement database accordingly.

A photograph of Ms. Allen has been included in this release. Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts is asked to contact Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111. The Kingsport Police Department requests for anyone who sees her to please attempt to keep her in sight until officers arrive on scene and make contact.

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 Searching for Missing Endangered Woman

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 Searching for Missing Endangered Woman
DATE: August 23, 2016
CASE #: 16-017934
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 22, 2016 at 11:00 PM, Sarah R. Allen was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department. She is a 37 year old white female adult with brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 155 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts.

Ms. Allen resides in a supervised adult group home in the 2300 block of East Center Street in Kingsport. On August 22, 2016 at approximately 5:30 PM, she left with permission on foot to walk to the nearby M&M/USA Market, located on the corner of East Center Street and North Eastman Road.

Ms. Allen subsequently missed her scheduled medication administration at 8:00 PM as well as her 10:00 PM curfew, and she has not been seen or heard from since. She is reportedly very punctual and always notifies the group home staff of her whereabouts, so this is very out of character for her.

Due to her mysterious disappearance, her pre-existing medical issues, and resulting prescribed medication essential for her well-being, she is being considered not just missing, but also endangered, and has been entered into the N.C.I.C. law enforcement database accordingly.

A photograph of Ms. Allen has been included in this release. Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts is asked to contact Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111. The Kingsport Police Department requests for anyone who sees her to please attempt to keep her in sight until officers arrive on scene and make contact.

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

MISSING/ENDANGERED PERSON INFORMATION
Name Sarah R. Allen
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Height/

Weight

5 feet

155 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes

Clothing Description Blue Shirt

Blue Shorts

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Continue to Investigate Saturday Evening Shooting on East Stone Drive

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 Continue to Investigate Saturday Evening Shooting on East Stone Drive
DATE: August 22, 2016
CASE #: 16-017766
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. Numerous Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the scene. One adult male victim was transported to an area medical facility for treatment. The suspect remains unidentified and at large.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is still actively investigating this shooting with many critical questions remaining unanswered. Detectives are continuing to sort through evidence and numerous conflicting witness statements in an attempt to determine what exactly transpired the night of the shooting. Unfortunately, publicly releasing any additional information at this point would only serve to further cloud the investigation.

In the meantime, Detectives do request that anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, know the identity of the suspect, or have any information which may assist with this investigation to please contact them 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

As previously released:

On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. One adult male victim has been transported to an area medical facility for treatment.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of what will be a lengthy investigation; therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. A follow-up news release with additional details will be issued at an appropriate point in the investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Saturday Evening Shooting on East Stone Drive

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 Saturday Evening Shooting on East Stone Drive
DATE: August 20, 2016
CASE #: 16-017766
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. One adult male victim has been transported to an area medical facility for treatment.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of what will be a lengthy investigation; therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. A follow-up news release with additional details will be issued at an appropriate point in the investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit