KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Release New Forensic Artwork in Hopes of Solving 2003 Unidentified Remains Cold Case

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 Release New Forensic Artwork in Hopes of Solving 2003 Unidentified Remains Cold Case
DATE: June 13, 2018
CASE #: 03-025624
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is hoping that releasing recently obtained forensic artwork, and bringing some renewed attention to an unsolved 2003 unidentified human remains investigation, may help bring closure to the case.

On the morning of August 11, 2003 a woman called Kingsport Central Dispatch in reference to a suspicious object that she had seen in the Holston River, while bicycling through Riverfront Park, along the 1800 block of Netherland Inn Road. Another citizen soon approached first responders, telling them that he had seen the same object in the river the previous morning (August 10, 2003), but was unsure of what exactly it was.

The object was located approximately 20 yards off shore and approximately 75 yards downstream from the viewing point. Through the use of binoculars, responding Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were able to identify the object in question as human remains.

The Kingsport Fire Department’s Swiftwater Rescue Team responded and worked with Officers to photograph the remains and ultimately retrieve and relocate them to the shoreline. Due to extensive time in the water and the advanced level of decomposition, the decedent was no longer recognizable. The case was turned over to the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division.

The remains were sent to Holston Valley Medical Center for initial inspection, and then forwarded to East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City for autopsy. The autopsy report revealed that the remains had been in the water for approximately 7-10 days. There was no indication of trauma or foul play, and the probable cause of death was determined to be drowning.

The decedent was believed to have been a white male adult with gray or partly gray hair, approximately 40-80 years old, measuring 6 feet tall, and weighing an estimated 180 pounds. When his remains were recovered, he was wearing a white button up shirt with blue and burgundy stripes, blue jeans, black shoes, and a two-tone silver and gold watch with a black face.

There was no form of identification found with the remains. The only clue that Detectives had to go on was a BB&T bank envelope, containing $267 cash, found in the decedent’s pocket. At the time, there were no BB&T bank locations in Kingsport, with the closest branches being in Saltville and Chilhowie, Virginia and Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The remains were ultimately transferred to the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Department in Knoxville. In June 2004, anthropologists provided Detectives with a clay model rendition providing their best scientific guess as to what the decedent possibly looked like.

All of this information, including a photo of the clay model, was released to the public via the media at the time, and then again several times over the years that followed. While several leads were developed during that time, all have been thoroughly investigated and exhausted, and none have led to the positive identification of the decedent.

This case has also been featured on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) online database, which is accessible via the following link:

https://namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/1546

Thanks to advancements in forensic science, K.P.D. Detectives have recently received a new forensic artist interpretation of the decedent which they hope may help to develop new leads in this cold case investigation. This, like the earlier clay model rendition, is a best scientific guess as to what the decedent possibly looked like.

The artwork was completed and donated by Catyana Falsetti, who is a forensic artist with Project EDAN (Everyone Deserves a Name). The artwork was submitted to NamUs through its headquarters at the University of North Texas, Center for Human Identification, Forensic Services Unit, who in turn forwarded it to K.P.D. Detectives.

This recent forensic artist interpretation of the decent has been included with this release. Detectives are asking for people to view this image, with the understanding that this is what the decedent might have possibly looked like fifteen years ago around the time of his death.

Anyone who recognizes the face depicted in this image, or who may have any additional information which may 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. Any and all tips and leads will be greatly appreciated and thoroughly investigated.

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. Detectives Seeking Suspect in Counterfeit Check Cashing Cases

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. Detectives Seeking Suspect in Counterfeit Check Cashing Cases
DATE: June 8, 2018
CASE #: 18-013334 (First Community Bank)

18-015369 (Citizens Bank Downtown)

18-015383 (Citizens Bank Colonial Heights)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
Over the past few weeks, the same white male suspect has feloniously cashed three counterfeit checks, fraudulently obtaining over $5,000, from three Kingsport bank locations.

Each of the checks was written out to a different name; however, the suspect used what is believed to be three separate fake North Carolina driver licenses to identify himself as the person to whom each check was written. This same suspect is also being investigated in a similar counterfeit check cashing case in a neighboring jurisdiction.

An array of photos of this individual, taken from surveillance video footage, has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any additional information which could 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: K.P.D. Lieutenant Recognized for Recent Accomplishment

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. Lieutenant Recognized for Recent Accomplishment
DATE: June 8, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Department Lieutenant Steve Hammonds was recognized for a significant recent accomplishment at a meeting of the City of Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen earlier this week.

On March 16, 2018 Lt. Hammonds graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s esteemed National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 271st Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 48 states. Also included in the class were members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 18 international countries, five military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and typically return to their respective agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

Lt. Hammonds now joins multiple fellow Kingsport Police Officers who are also National Academy graduates. They include Chief of Police David Quillin, Deputy Chief Dale Phipps, Commander Jason Bellamy, Captain Randall Gore, Lieutenant David Moore, Lieutenant Frank Light, Lieutenant Justin Quillin, and several former officers who have since retired.

Lt. Hammonds received his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Tusculum University. He initially joined the Kingsport Police Department in 1994 as a Corrections Officer, and he was sworn in as a Police Officer the following year. Throughout his career at the Kingsport Police Department he has served in Patrol, Community Police, Community Relations, Training, and Criminal Investigations.

He has fulfilled a wide variety of specialized roles including Accreditation Manager, Domestic Violence Investigator, D.A.R.E. Instructor, and S.W.A.T. Operator. He has also served as an Agent assigned to the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force. He was promoted to Lieutenant in April of 2016 and currently serves as Executive Director of Kingsport 9-1-1, overseeing the Kingsport Emergency Communications Center.

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 Investigating Car Dealership Burglary/Stolen Vehicle

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 Investigating Car Dealership Burglary/Stolen Vehicle
DATE: June 8, 2018
CASE #: 18-016515
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 3, 2018, shortly after midnight, two white female suspects burglarized the Chantz Scott Kia dealership, located at 929 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspects broke into the building through an office window. Once inside, the suspects took a set of keys and then stole a black 2018 Kia Stinger 4-door sedan in which they fled the scene.

The suspects are also believed to have stolen a temporary drive-out license tag # C964844 which could potentially be displayed on the stolen Kia. A stock photo of a similar black 2018 Kia Stinger has been included in this release. As of the time this news release was issued, the vehicle has not yet been recovered.

An array of photos of the suspects, taken from surveillance video, has also been included in this release. A clip of the actual footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/Zc-N2jyOIbw

Anyone who recognizes either of them, or who may have any additional information which could 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: Missing Child Located Safe/Suspect in Custody

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Missing Child Located Safe/Suspect in Custody
DATE: June 3, 2018
CASE #: 18-016401
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 3, 2018 at approximately 1:30 AM, a mother allegedly had an acquaintance, Brooke N. Hayes, drive her and her 18 month old daughter to Walmart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. Ms. Hayes was driving a vehicle belonging to the mother.

Upon arrival at Walmart, the mother allegedly exited the vehicle to purchase a beverage, leaving Ms. Hayes and her daughter in the vehicle; however, when she returned, her daughter, her vehicle, and Ms. Hayes were gone.

The mother stated that she waited at Walmart for over two hours before notifying the authorities. Shortly after 3:30 AM, the mother called Kingsport Central Dispatch and a Kingsport Police Patrol Officer immediately responded.

While on scene, the mother made contact with Ms. Hayes via telephone. The Officer spoke with Ms. Hayes on the phone and instructed her to return to Walmart with the child and the vehicle, which she agreed to do. When she failed to show up in a reasonable time frame; the case was turned over to the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division to be investigated as a possible child abduction.

After further investigation, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant, charging Ms. Hayes with Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and Motor Vehicle Theft. Detectives also requested that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issue an Amber Alert for Madalynn.

Shortly after the Amber Alert was issued, K.P.D. Detectives facilitated the safe return of Madalynn, and the alert was cancelled. The stolen vehicle was also recovered. Ms. Hayes is now in custody, pending arraignment, in lieu of a $30,000 bond. She was booked into the Kingsport City Jail and has since been transferred to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Brooke N. Hayes
Age Date of Birth 12/21/1989

28 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 114 Summerview Court

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Especially Aggravated Kidnapping

2) Motor Vehicle Theft

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 Request Assistance in Identifying Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

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 Request Assistance in Identifying Pharmacy Robbery Suspect
DATE: May 31, 2018
CASE #: 18-014800
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 18, 2018 at approximately 7:45 PM, a black male suspect entered CVS Pharmacy, located at 4106 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, and approached the pharmacy counter. The suspect told the customer service representative that he had a gun, raised his shirt to indicate that he had a gun tucked in his waistband, and demanded a specific type of opiate based pain medication.

In fear for not just her own safety, but also the safety of her customers and fellow employees, she complied with his demands. The suspect fled the scene on foot with a significant quantity of prescription medications with a combined value in excess of $3,000. Attempts to immediately locate the suspect by responding officers proved unsuccessful.

Images of the suspect, taken from surveillance video footage, have been included in this release. Two clips of the actual footage has also been made available for viewing via the links below:

https://youtu.be/xFh7cP2uNTI

https://youtu.be/VZ7gyRzwXd8

Anyone who recognizes this suspect, or can provide any additional information which may 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: Kingsport Police Department Conducting Citizen Survey (Reminder)

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 Department Conducting Citizen Survey (Reminder)
DATE: May 29, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: The Kingsport Police Department’s Citizen Survey is still open. Anyone who has not yet completed the survey is encouraged to do so. Your feedback is important to us, and your participation is appreciated.

To take the 2018 Citizen Survey, click the link below:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Citizen-Survey

As previously released:

For the next few weeks, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a citizen survey as part of the accreditation process. K.P.D. is internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

K.P.D. was first accredited through CALEA in 1992. The department has maintained accreditation now for over 25 consecutive years, being reaccredited in 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017. The benefits of CALEA accreditation include greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil litigation, staunch support from government officials, and increased community advocacy.

CALEA requires that an accredited agency must be in compliance with nearly 500 individual professional standards. One such standard requires that the agency conduct a documented survey of citizen attitudes and opinions at least once every two (2) years.

The survey is designed to be used as a platform for organizational learning, asking specific questions about the quality of policing in the community. The survey questions are constructed so as to gauge citizen feedback with respect to:

1) Overall agency performance,

2) Overall competence of agency employees,

3) Citizens’ perception of officers’ attitudes and behavior,

4) Community concern over safety and security within the agency’s service area, and

5) Citizens’ recommendations and suggestions for improvements.

To take the 2018 Citizen Survey, click the link below:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Citizen-Survey

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton