KPD e-News Release: Lynn Avenue Murder Suspect in Kingsport Police Custody (Updated with Current Mugshot)

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: Lynn Avenue Murder Suspect in Kingsport Police Custody (Updated with Current Mugshot)
DATE: February 22, 2017
CASE #: 17-004051
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This news release has been updated and reissued complete with the most current jail booking photograph of Anthony Lee Moosman, taken after his arrest on February 21, 2017.

As previously released:

Throughout the day on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Officers of the Kingsport Police Department have been following up on numerous tips and leads in an active search for wanted first degree murder suspect, Anthony Lee Moosman. At approximately 11:15 PM, Officers were following up on a tip, searching the area of Miller Village Apartments, located at 3832 Eastline Drive in Kingsport, when Mr. Moosman was spotted in a breezeway.

Mr. Moosman made a brief yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt to flee from the officers on foot; however, he was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without further incident. He has been charged with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery.

He has been transported to the Kingsport City Jail, where he will remain confined, pending an arraignment scheduled for the following day, with no current eligibility for bond as determined by the presiding judge.

The investigation into the Lynn Avenue incident remains an active homicide investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. In the interest of preserving the integrity of the investigation and with the ultimate goal of a successful future prosecution, no additional details can be released at this time.

As previously released:

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a possible shooting incident at a four-unit apartment building, located at 391 Lynn Avenue in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department Patrol Division rushed to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims, both of whom appeared to have been inflicted with multiple gunshot wounds. One victim, Stephen R. Caudill, was located inside apartment #4 and was determined to be deceased. The other victim, Clayton A. Ray, was located outside on the front porch of apartment #2, and was still responsive. Mr. Ray was rushed to an area medical facility by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency medical treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.

Evidence of a marijuana grow operation was found inside apartment #4. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and began an extensive investigation which would last throughout the remainder of the night. Their findings determined the following:

A lone suspect came to 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4, armed with a handgun, in a premeditated attempt to rob the two residents, Mr. Caudill and Mr. Ray, of drugs and money. At some point during the robbery, the suspect opened fire with the handgun, killing Mr. Caudill and critically wounding Mr. Ray. Mr. Ray went next door to apartment #2 for help and collapsed on the front porch.

The suspect fled the scene. During the course of the investigation, he was quickly identified as Anthony Lee Moosman. It is believed that he and the victims were previously acquainted. A warrant has been obtained for his arrest, charging him with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery. He currently remains at large and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Mr. Moosman is an 18 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to immediately 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

As this remains an active homicide investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony Lee Moosman
Age Date of Birth 3/25/1998

18 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address 502 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) First Degree Murder

2) Felony Murder

3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder

4) Especially Aggravated Robbery

VICTIM #1 INFORMATION
Name Stephen R. Caudill
Age 18 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Fatal
VICTIM #2 INFORMATION
Name Clayton A. Ray
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Critical
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Lynn Avenue Murder Suspect in Kingsport Police Custody

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: Lynn Avenue Murder Suspect in Kingsport Police Custody
DATE: February 22, 2017
CASE #: 17-004051
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Throughout the day on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Officers of the Kingsport Police Department have been following up on numerous tips and leads in an active search for wanted first degree murder suspect, Anthony Lee Moosman. At approximately 11:15 PM, Officers were following up on a tip, searching the area of Miller Village Apartments, located at 3832 Eastline Drive in Kingsport, when Mr. Moosman was spotted in a breezeway.

Mr. Moosman made a brief yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt to flee from the officers on foot; however, he was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without further incident. He has been charged with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery.

He has been transported to the Kingsport City Jail, where he will remain confined, pending an arraignment scheduled for the following day, with no current eligibility for bond as determined by the presiding judge.

The investigation into the Lynn Avenue incident remains an active homicide investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. In the interest of preserving the integrity of the investigation and with the ultimate goal of a successful future prosecution, no additional details can be released at this time.

As previously released:

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a possible shooting incident at a four-unit apartment building, located at 391 Lynn Avenue in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department Patrol Division rushed to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims, both of whom appeared to have been inflicted with multiple gunshot wounds. One victim, Stephen R. Caudill, was located inside apartment #4 and was determined to be deceased. The other victim, Clayton A. Ray, was located outside on the front porch of apartment #2, and was still responsive. Mr. Ray was rushed to an area medical facility by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency medical treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.

Evidence of a marijuana grow operation was found inside apartment #4. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and began an extensive investigation which would last throughout the remainder of the night. Their findings determined the following:

A lone suspect came to 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4, armed with a handgun, in a premeditated attempt to rob the two residents, Mr. Caudill and Mr. Ray, of drugs and money. At some point during the robbery, the suspect opened fire with the handgun, killing Mr. Caudill and critically wounding Mr. Ray. Mr. Ray went next door to apartment #2 for help and collapsed on the front porch.

The suspect fled the scene. During the course of the investigation, he was quickly identified as Anthony Lee Moosman. It is believed that he and the victims were previously acquainted. A warrant has been obtained for his arrest, charging him with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery. He currently remains at large and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Mr. Moosman is an 18 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to immediately 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

As this remains an active homicide investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony Lee Moosman
Age Date of Birth 3/25/1998

18 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address 502 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) First Degree Murder

2) Felony Murder

3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder

4) Especially Aggravated Robbery

VICTIM #1 INFORMATION
Name Stephen R. Caudill
Age 18 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Fatal
VICTIM #2 INFORMATION
Name Clayton A. Ray
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Critical
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Suspect Wanted for Murder in Lynn Avenue Drug-Related Shooting

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: Suspect Wanted for Murder in Lynn Avenue Drug-Related Shooting
DATE: February 21, 2017
CASE #: 17-004051
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a possible shooting incident at a four-unit apartment building, located at 391 Lynn Avenue in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department Patrol Division rushed to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims, both of whom appeared to have been inflicted with multiple gunshot wounds. One victim, Stephen R. Caudill, was located inside apartment #4 and was determined to be deceased. The other victim, Clayton A. Ray, was located outside on the front porch of apartment #2, and was still responsive. Mr. Ray was rushed to an area medical facility by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency medical treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.

Evidence of a marijuana grow operation was found inside apartment #4. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and began an extensive investigation which would last throughout the remainder of the night. Their findings determined the following:

A lone suspect came to 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4, armed with a handgun, in a premeditated attempt to rob the two residents, Mr. Caudill and Mr. Ray, of drugs and money. At some point during the robbery, the suspect opened fire with the handgun, killing Mr. Caudill and critically wounding Mr. Ray. Mr. Ray went next door to apartment #2 for help and collapsed on the front porch.

The suspect fled the scene. During the course of the investigation, he was quickly identified as Anthony Lee Moosman. It is believed that he and the victims were previously acquainted. A warrant has been obtained for his arrest, charging him with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery. He currently remains at large and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Mr. Moosman is an 18 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to immediately 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

As this remains an active homicide investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony Lee Moosman
Age Date of Birth 3/25/1998

18 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

Approximately 6 feet

Roughly 150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Last Known Address 502 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) First Degree Murder

2) Felony Murder

3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder

4) Especially Aggravated Robbery

VICTIM #1 INFORMATION
Name Stephen R. Caudill
Age 18 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Fatal
VICTIM #2 INFORMATION
Name Clayton A. Ray
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Critical
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Reported Shooting Incident

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 Reported Shooting Incident
DATE: 2/20/2017
CASE #: 17-004051
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a possible shooting incident in the 300 block of Lynn Avenue in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division are currently on scene.

As the investigation is still in its infancy, it would be both premature and irresponsible to publicly discuss any specifics at this time. Additional details will be released as the investigation evolves, but it would be extremely unlikely for that to occur before sometime tomorrow at the earliest.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Release Video of Dollar General Burglary

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 Release Video of Dollar General Burglary
DATE: February 16, 2017
CASE #: 17-001757
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 25, 2017 at approximately 1:00 AM, an unknown suspect burglarized the Dollar General discount store, located at 1197 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. The suspect forcibly entered the business by smashing in the exterior glass door with a brick. Once inside, he destroyed a display case to allow him to gain access to merchandise.

All told, the suspect committed over $800 in property damage (vandalism) in order for him to steal approximately $100 in cigarettes. The incident was captured on store surveillance video with a grainy image of the suspect taken from that footage included in this release. A more detailed 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/BVoC-WZJv7k

Anyone who may know the identity of this suspect or who may have any 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

KPD e-News Release: Wal-Mart Shoplifting Spree Suspect Captured in Rogersville

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: Wal-Mart Shoplifting Spree Suspect Captured in Rogersville
DATE: February 11, 2017
CASE #: 17-003210
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 11, 2017 at approximately 1:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a Rogersville, Tennessee Wal-Mart store at the request of the Rogersville Police Department. Rogersville Police Officers had detained Michael Steven Knarr after seeing his image circulated in an official K.P.D. News Release as a suspect in multiple area felony shoplifting incidents.

Upon arrival, Kingsport Officers were able to positively identify Mr. Knarr as the suspect in question. He was placed under arrest for Theft of Property over $5,000 (Felony Shoplifting) and transported back to the Kingsport City Jail, where he remains confined, awaiting arraignment, with no current eligibility for bond.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Knarr was traveling in the same silver 2004 Volkswagen Passat compact 4-door sedan used during his earlier crimes. He was also in possession of several power and hand tools believed to have been stolen, as well as over $2,500 in cash, believed to be proceeds from the sale of stolen property.

His vehicle, the tools, and the cash were all seized as evidence. As he was being booked and processed through the Kingsport City Jail, an alert Kingsport Corrections Officer took note of a particular item in his possession. From prior employment experience, the Corrections Officer immediately recognized the item as a proprietary tool used to deactivate alarms on fire doors at emergency exits. This tool was also seized as a key piece of evidence.

Mr. Knarr remains the subject of investigations into several felony shoplifting incidents in Kingsport and other jurisdictions across the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. Additional charges are pending in multiple jurisdictions in those incidents. The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Rogersville Police Department for their invaluable assistance in the apprehension of Mr. Knarr.

As previously released:

On February 10, 2017 at approximately 1:45 AM, a white male suspect shoplifted a felonious amount of merchandise from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect loaded 49 separate items (total value in excess of $5,000) into 3 different shopping carts. He then disabled an alarm on an exterior fire door and discreetly left the store through an emergency exit.

Once in the parking lot, the suspect loaded his loot into what appears to be a silver colored Volkswagen or similarly styled compact 4-door sedan and fled the scene. There was a very uniquely styled aftermarket cargo rack affixed to the roof of the vehicle.

The same suspect is believed to also be responsible for at least three similar felonious shoplifting incidents in the past 24 hours at other Wal-Mart stores across the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. He is believed to have shoplifted over $2,000 in merchandise from the other Kingsport Wal-Mart store, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive, over $5,000 in merchandise from a Bristol, TN Wal-Mart store, and an unspecified value of merchandise from a Johnson City, TN Wal-Mart store.

The total value of merchandise believed to have been stolen by this individual is in excess of $12,000. A photo of the suspect and his vehicle taken at the scene of one of these incidents is included in this release. A short clip of surveillance video of the suspect has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/8FsA1mCOKV4

Anyone who recognizes this man or his vehicle or who may have any information regarding this string of crimes 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

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Michael Steven Knarr
Age Date of Birth 3/4/1971

45 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 116 Shadeland Circle

West Columbia, South Carolina

Charge(s) 1) Theft of Property over $5,000 (Felony Shoplifting)

2) Additional Charges Pending in Kingsport and other Jurisdictions

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Police in Search of Culprit in Felonious Tri-Cities Wide Wal-Mart Shoplifting Spree

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: Police in Search of Culprit in Felonious Tri-Cities Wide Wal-Mart Shoplifting Spree
DATE: February 10, 2017
CASE #: 17-003210
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 10, 2017 at approximately 1:45 AM, a white male suspect shoplifted a felonious amount of merchandise from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect loaded 49 separate items (total value in excess of $5,000) into 3 different shopping carts. He then disabled an alarm on an exterior fire door and discreetly left the store through an emergency exit.

Once in the parking lot, the suspect loaded his loot into what appears to be a silver colored Volkswagen or similarly styled compact 4-door sedan and fled the scene. There was a very uniquely styled aftermarket cargo rack affixed to the roof of the vehicle.

The same suspect is believed to also be responsible for at least three similar felonious shoplifting incidents in the past 24 hours at other Wal-Mart stores across the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. He is believed to have shoplifted over $2,000 in merchandise from the other Kingsport Wal-Mart store, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive, over $5,000 in merchandise from a Bristol, TN Wal-Mart store, and an unspecified value of merchandise from a Johnson City, TN Wal-Mart store.

The total value of merchandise believed to have been stolen by this individual is in excess of $12,000. A photo of the suspect and his vehicle taken at the scene of one of these incidents is included in this release. A short clip of surveillance video of the suspect has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/8FsA1mCOKV4

Anyone who recognizes this man or his vehicle or who may have any information regarding this string of crimes 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