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

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Missing Man Located Safe and Sound
DATE: December 6, 2017
CASE #: 17-034578
GENERAL NARRATIVE
As of December 6, 2017 William Justin Dykes is no longer considered a missing person. He has been located safe and sound in Southwest Virginia. The Kingsport Police Department investigation into his disappearance is officially closed.

As previously released:

On December 2, 2017 William Justin Dykes was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his mother. He does not reside in Kingsport; however, he was last seen in Kingsport on November 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM by a neighbor who had given him a ride and dropped him off at Cedar View Christian School, located at 1900 Flanders Street.

Mr. Dykes was said to be meeting an unknown person at this location to then travel to an unknown location in Weber City, Virginia to perform an unknown job. He has not been seen or heard from since. His family said that it was not uncommon for him to travel out of town to perform odd jobs, but it was very out of character for him to not stay in touch with them while he was away.

K.P.D. Detectives are asking for anyone who may spot Mr. Dykes or know his current whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible 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 Officers Recognized for Traffic Safety Efforts

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 Officers Recognized for Traffic Safety Efforts
DATE: December 6, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 5, 2017, the Kingsport Police Department in general, and three of its officers in particular, were recognized for their emphasis on traffic safety over the previous year. At the annual Tennessee Highway Safety Office (T.H.S.O.) Awards Banquet held in Greeneville, TN, the following K.P.D. Officers were presented with awards: Sgt. Steve Summey was presented with the East Tennessee Officer of the Year Award, Officer Blake Good was presented with the East Tennessee Beyond the Traffic Stop Award, and Officer Matt McGuire was presented with the Impaired Driving Enforcement Award.

In addition to these individual achievements, the Kingsport Police Department as a whole was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation plaque from the Tennessee Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in recognition for its continued department-wide focus on combating impaired driving. The Kingsport Police Department would like to take this opportunity to applaud the tireless efforts of these officers for helping keep Kingsport’s roadways and citizens safe and to congratulate them on a job well done.

Pictured left to right above: Officer Blake Good, Sergeant Steve Summey, and Officer Matt McGuire
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. Requesting Public Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Suspect

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. Requesting Public Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Suspect
DATE: December 5, 2017
CASE #: 17-033226
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a suspect involved in a recent shooting incident.

On November 20, 2017 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired in the area of Cloud Apartments in Kingsport. Multiple eye witnesses reported that Jonathan J. Ryans had just discharged a firearm three times with complete disregard for the densely populated surroundings, placing multiple bystanders at risk of serious injury or death.

Upon arrival, officers located three 9mm shell casings near the intersection of Reedy Place and Nelson Street; however, Mr. Ryans had already fled the area. After further investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives ultimately obtained a warrant charging Mr. Ryans with Felony Reckless Endangerment.

He is also wanted for Aggravated Assault, in connection with an unrelated incident that occurred in Bristol, Tennessee. Detectives have received reliable information to lead them to believe that Mr. Ryans is still in possession of one or more firearms. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approached.

A recent photograph and detailed description of Mr. Ryans is included in this release. Detectives are requesting that anyone who sees him, or knows his possible current whereabouts, to contact them as soon as possible 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

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jonathan J. Ryans
Age Date of Birth 9/7/1989

28 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

Approximately 5 feet 10 inches

Roughly 175 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Short Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Facial Hair Mustache and Goatee
Other Descriptors Numerous Facial and Full Body Tattoos
Last Known Address Various Residences in and around Cloud Apartments in Kingsport
Caution Believed to be in possession of one or more firearms. Considered armed and extremely dangerous. Should not be approached.
Charge(s) 1) Felony Reckless Endangerment in Kingsport

2) Also Wanted for Aggravated Assault in Bristol, 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 Searching for Missing Person

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 Searching for Missing Person
DATE: December 4, 2017
CASE #: 17-034578
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 2, 2017 William Justin Dykes was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his mother. He does not reside in Kingsport; however, he was last seen in Kingsport on November 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM by a neighbor who had given him a ride and dropped him off at Cedar View Christian School, located at 1900 Flanders Street.

Mr. Dykes was said to be meeting an unknown person at this location to then travel to an unknown location in Weber City, Virginia to perform an unknown job. He has not been seen or heard from since. His family said that it was not uncommon for him to travel out of town to perform odd jobs, but it was very out of character for him to not stay in touch with them while he was away.

K.P.D. Detectives are asking for anyone who may spot Mr. Dykes or know his current whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible 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 William Justin Dykes
Age 35 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 7 inches

170 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair/Receding Hairline

Blue Eyes

Facial Hair Mustache and Goatee
Last Known Clothing Tan Dickie Work Pants

Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

Reversible Camouflage/Orange Vest

Brown Jacket with White Fleece Liner

White High Top Athletic Shoes with Grass Stains

Black Knit Watch Cap

Other Descriptors Always Carries a Wooden Walking Stick with Silver Skull on Top

Carries a Leather Wallet with Chain

Was Carrying a Blue Book Bag

Last Known Point of Contact November 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Cedar View Christian School

1900 Flanders Street

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: K.P.D. Searching for S.U.V. in Hit and Run Investigation

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. Searching for S.U.V. in Hit and Run Investigation
DATE: November 30, 2017
CASE #: 17-034252
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 30, 2017 at approximately 7:00 AM, a red sport utility vehicle, possibly a Ford Explorer or similarly styled S.U.V., was involved in a hit and run crash on West Stone Drive at University Boulevard in Kingsport. The S.U.V. was traveling eastbound on Stone Drive and had just entered the city limits from Mount Carmel when it struck another vehicle stopped at the red light and fled the scene.

In the aftermath of the crash, the S.U.V. was recorded by a traffic intersection camera. A photo of the S.U.V. taken from that footage has been included in this release. A short clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/UKDHKG6GZXI

The S.U.V. will most likely have fresh damage to the front end and/or driver’s side of the vehicle. Anyone who recognizes this vehicle, or who may know the identity of the driver or owner, is asked to promptly 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: Suspect Sought in Lowe’s Felonious Shoplifting Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Lowe’s Felonious Shoplifting Investigation
DATE: November 30, 2017
CASE #: 17-033446
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 22, 2017 at approximately 5:15 PM, an unidentified white male suspect shoplifted over $1,500 in merchandise from Lowe’s, located at 2324 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect passed all checkout register points and exited the store pushing a shopping cart overflowing with tools and other merchandise, with no attempt to pay.

A Lowe’s loss prevention employee confronted the man in the parking lot, at which point he abandoned his loot and fled the scene in a maroon Ford Ranger compact pickup bearing a State of Virginia issued license plate. The loss prevention employee noticed a woman occupying the passenger seat of the pickup as it left the parking lot.

The suspect was captured on store surveillance video in the act of the crime. A photo taken from that footage has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact 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: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect (2nd Update)

 

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect (2ndUpdate)
DATE: November 13, 2017
CASE #: 17-032004
GENERAL NARRATIVE
As of November 13, 2017, this news release has been updated to include the cause of death of the suspect.

Based upon a preliminary autopsy report, the cause of death of Hugh K. Hurd, as now publicly released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has been ruled a suicide by means of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On November 9, 2017 at approximately 4:45 PM, Mr. Hurd exited his condominium, located at 1951 Manor Court, Unit A, in Kingsport, advanced upon a group of Kingsport Police Officers, and immediately opened fire, discharging multiple rounds at them from a shotgun.

Two officers were struck by his gunfire during this unprovoked attack. One officer sustained minor injuries; however, the other officer was struck directly with a minimum of two shotgun blasts and sustained serious injuries.

Multiple Kingsport Police Officers discharged their service weapons in self-defense, providing cover fire, and effectively driving Mr. Hurd back inside his condominium, to enable them to successfully rescue the downed officers.

Once Mr. Hurd was contained back inside his condominium, K.P.D. personnel began clearing neighbors from the surrounding condominiums for safety. At approximately 6:00 PM, the S.W.A.T. Team made a tactical entry into the residence. Mr. Hurd was found inside, already deceased, from what has now been ruled a suicide by means of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

One of the injured officers was treated and released on the same evening and appears to be doing fine. The other injured officer remains hospitalized and has already undergone two surgeries. His injuries are serious; however, as of now, they do not appear life threatening, and the prognosis continues to be positive.

As this remains an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

As of November 10, 2017, this news release has been updated to include the identity of the suspect, as well as the current status of the injured officers.

The suspect in this incident, as publicly released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, is Hugh K. Hurd, and as previously mentioned, he is now deceased. A previous booking photo, on file at the Kingsport City Jail, has been added to this release at the request of local media.

One of the injured officers was treated and released on Thursday evening and appears to be doing fine. The other injured officer remains hospitalized. He underwent one surgery Thursday evening and is undergoing another surgery Friday afternoon. He sustained serious injuries; however, as of now, they do not appear life threatening, and the prognosis is good.

While these men were injured while performing their duties as sworn law enforcement officers, they are also victims of a violent crime. As such, per protocol and out of concern for both their privacy and safety, their names will not be publicly released at this time.

Finally, just to reiterate, as is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has already received, and continues to receive, an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of November 9, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department received information concerning a resident of a condominium in the Ridgefields neighborhood of Kingsport.

The information indicated that an adult male suspect, who resided in the 1900 block of Manor Court, had made threats to harm and/or kill both himself and one of his neighbors. During the course of the ensuing investigation, Officers learned that there was also an outstanding arrest warrant for this same suspect for Failure to Appear on a previous charge of Aggravated Stalking involving a completely different neighbor. They also learned that he was reportedly in possession of a firearm.

Shortly thereafter, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers arrived at the suspect’s residence in an attempt to locate him. Upon arrival, responding officers found that he had barricaded himself inside his residence. Officers set up a perimeter and called in the K.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team to assist.

A telephone message was soon disseminated via the Kingsport 9-1-1 Community Notification System, alerting residents of the neighborhood that there was an emergency situation in progress in the immediate area with instructions for residents to stay indoors.

At approximately 4:45 PM, the suspect exited his condominium, armed with a firearm, and there was an immediate exchange of gunfire between him and the officers. He then retreated back inside his condominium. During the gunfire exchange, two Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were wounded.

The officers’ injuries did not initially appear life threatening, and they were still conscious and alert. Both officers were transported to an area medical facility for treatment. The latest information was that one of those officers had been treated and released, and the other officer was being prepped for surgery. Out of respect for their privacy, their identities will not be released at this time.

K.P.D. personnel began clearing neighbors from the surrounding condominiums for safety. At approximately 6:00 PM, the S.W.A.T. Team made a tactical entry into the suspect’s residence. He was found deceased inside. The exact cause and manner of his death remains under investigation, pending an autopsy, and will not be released at this time. His identity is being temporarily withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The scene has now been rendered safe, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes; however, it is still an active crime scene with very limited access.

As is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has received an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Hugh K. Hurd
Age Date of Birth 8/7/1959

58 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1951 Manor Court, Unit A

Kingsport, TN

Status Deceased

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton