KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Issues Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash (Update #2)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Issues Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash (Update #2)
DATE: March 28, 2020
CASE #: 20-007136
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #2: The Kingsport Police Department has received official notification that the motorcycle passenger, Lesley B. Seckler (33 year old white female of Kingsport), succumbed to her injuries and died earlier this afternoon, while still hospitalized following the motor vehicle collision in which she was involved on West Stone Drive in Kingsport.

This incident remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

Update: On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. The resultant investigation revealed the following:

A white 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, pulling a small single-axle enclosed utility trailer, was eastbound in the 4200 block of West Stone Drive. The pickup was driven and solely occupied by Flavio Gonzalez Cervantes (37 year old Hispanic male of Church Hill, TN).

A blue 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jared C. White (28 year old white male of Kingsport) and also ridden by a passenger, Lesley B. Seckler (33 year old white female of Kingsport) failed to yield the right of way and pulled from a private drive into the path of the pickup resulting in a collision.

Mr. White was killed in the crash. Ms. Seckler was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious incapacitating injuries. She currently remains hospitalized in critical condition. Mr. Cervantes was not injured in the collision.

All eastbound lanes of West Stone Drive remained closed for approximately four hours to allow for care and transportation of the injured, clearing of damaged vehicles and debris, and safe investigation of the crash. All lanes have since reopened and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

This incident remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene. Their investigation into the crash is just now beginning.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all eastbound lanes of Stone Drive are blocked at the location of the crash. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, seek an alternate route, and avoid the area if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, and obey all traffic instructions.

No further information regarding the crash is available at this time. Due to the late hour, it is unlikely that any further details will be released until the following day at the earliest.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Year 2015
Type Full-Size Pickup
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Flavio Gonzalez Cervantes
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Hispanic
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Harley Davidson
Model Motorcycle
Year 2003
Type Motorcycle
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jared C. White
Age 28 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Passenger Name Lesley B. Seckler
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Incapacitating Injuries
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 Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Issues Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash (Update)
DATE: March 28, 2020
CASE #: 20-007136
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. The resultant investigation revealed the following:

A white 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, pulling a small single-axle enclosed utility trailer, was eastbound in the 4200 block of West Stone Drive. The pickup was driven and solely occupied by Flavio Gonzalez Cervantes (37 year old Hispanic male of Church Hill, TN).

A blue 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jared C. White (28 year old white male of Kingsport) and also ridden by a passenger, Lesley B. Seckler (33 year old white female of Kingsport) failed to yield the right of way and pulled from a private drive into the path of the pickup resulting in a collision.

Mr. White was killed in the crash. Ms. Seckler was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious incapacitating injuries. She currently remains hospitalized in critical condition. Mr. Cervantes was not injured in the collision.

All eastbound lanes of West Stone Drive remained closed for approximately four hours to allow for care and transportation of the injured, clearing of damaged vehicles and debris, and safe investigation of the crash. All lanes have since reopened and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

This incident remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene. Their investigation into the crash is just now beginning.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all eastbound lanes of Stone Drive are blocked at the location of the crash. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, seek an alternate route, and avoid the area if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, and obey all traffic instructions.

No further information regarding the crash is available at this time. Due to the late hour, it is unlikely that any further details will be released until the following day at the earliest.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Year 2015
Type Full-Size Pickup
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Flavio Gonzalez Cervantes
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Hispanic
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Harley Davidson
Model Motorcycle
Year 2003
Type Motorcycle
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jared C. White
Age 28 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Passenger Name Lesley B. Seckler
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Incapacitating Injuries
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 Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash

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 Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash
DATE: March 27, 2020
CASE #: 20-007136
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene. Their investigation into the crash is just now beginning.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all eastbound lanes of Stone Drive are blocked at the location of the crash. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, seek an alternate route, and avoid the area if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, and obey all traffic instructions.

No further information regarding the crash is available at this time. Due to the late hour, it is unlikely that any further details will be released until the following day at the earliest.

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 Cancels Defensive Driving Schools for Next Two Months

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 Cancels Defensive Driving Schools for Next Two Months
DATE: March 23, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, effective immediately, all Kingsport Police Department Defensive Driving Schools, to include DDC4 and Alive at 25, will be cancelled through the end of May 2020. Tentative plans are to resume classes in June 2020.

Anyone with a case pending in Kingsport City Court that is dependent upon completion of Defensive Driving School for disposition will not be penalized by this unavoidable delay.

Anyone who was scheduled to attend a K.P.D. Defensive Driving School between now and May 31, 2020 who has not already been contacted by the Court is asked to promptly contact the K.P.D. Records Division at 423-229-9427 to reschedule their class.

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 Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing and Endangered Senior Citizen (Update)

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 Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing and Endangered Senior Citizen (Update)
DATE: March 17, 2020
CASE #: 20-006427
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Fred L. Arnette has been found safe. He has subsequently been removed from the NCIC database and should no longer be considered missing or endangered.

As previously released:

On March 17, 2020 at approximately 5:30 AM, Fred L. Arnette was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department. He appears to have walked away during the night from a senior assisted living facility in the 2400 block of East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Although he left at approximately 12:40 AM, his absence was not reported until the following morning when it was discovered.

Mr. Arnette suffers from dementia and other significant health problems. As such, he has been entered into the NCIC database as Missing and Endangered.

He is a 70 year old white male adult. He is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. He has wavy brown hair and a scruffy gray beard. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue lightweight jacket, a long-sleeve blue plaid shirt, and blue jeans.

A recent photo in included in this release. Anyone who sees him or knows his current whereabouts is asked to make every possible effort to keep him in sight and immediately 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/ENDANGERED PERSON INFORMATION
Name Fred L. Arnette
Age 70 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 3 inches

130 pounds

Hair/Eyes/

Facial Hair

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Gray beard

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Blue lightweight jacket

Long-sleeve blue plaid shirt

Blue jeans

Last Point of Contact 2400 block of East Stone Drive

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

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing and Endangered Senior Citizen

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 Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing and Endangered Senior Citizen
DATE: March 17, 2020
CASE #: 20-006427
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 17, 2020 at approximately 5:30 AM, Fred L. Arnette was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department. He appears to have walked away during the night from a senior assisted living facility in the 2400 block of East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Although he left at approximately 12:40 AM, his absence was not reported until the following morning when it was discovered.

Mr. Arnette suffers from dementia and other significant health problems. As such, he has been entered into the NCIC database as Missing and Endangered.

He is a 70 year old white male adult. He is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. He has wavy brown hair and a scruffy gray beard. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue lightweight jacket, a long-sleeve blue plaid shirt, and blue jeans.

A recent photo in included in this release. Anyone who sees him or knows his current whereabouts is asked to make every possible effort to keep him in sight and immediately 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/ENDANGERED PERSON INFORMATION
Name Fred L. Arnette
Age 70 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 3 inches

130 pounds

Hair/Eyes/

Facial Hair

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Gray beard

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Blue lightweight jacket

Long-sleeve blue plaid shirt

Blue jeans

Last Point of Contact 2400 block of East Stone Drive

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

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Municipal Court to be Closed for Remainder of March 2020 by Order of Tennessee Supreme Court

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Municipal Court to be Closed for Remainder of March 2020 by Order of Tennessee Supreme Court
DATE: March 13, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Pursuant to a notice from the Tennessee Supreme Court in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kingsport Municipal Court will be temporarily closed for all in-person proceedings for the remainder of March 2020. All pending cases scheduled during that timeframe will be postponed. Anyone having a case set for the remainder of March 2020 has the following options:

1) Satisfy the citation by paying the fine on or before the scheduled court date,

2) Call the K.P.D. Records Division at 423-229-9427 on or before the scheduled court date to have the case reset to a later date,

3) Anyone who is unable to call may visit the K.P.D. Records Division in the Kingsport Justice Center on or before the scheduled court date to have the case reset to a later date, or

4) Anyone not paying the citation or calling to have the case reset by the court date will be contacted after that time by the court.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Anyone with questions regarding this situation may call the K.P.D. Records Division at 423-229-9427.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton