KPD e-News Release: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department
DATE: June 17, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer, also commonly referred to as Jailer, with the Kingsport Police Department. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2019. Individuals 18 years of age or older who are interested in a criminal justice career are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to only apply once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency.

As Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) regulations require an equal number of male and female Corrections Officers on staff, the current vacancy is only for a female Corrections Officer. Male Corrections Officer positions are presently fully staffed.

All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingsport

The starting salary for a Kingsport Police Department Corrections Officer is $13.73 per hour or $28,558.00 annually. City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a criminal justice career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

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 Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian (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. Searching for Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian (Update #2)
DATE: June 15, 2019
CASE #: 19-013229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 14, 2019 at approximately 9:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. Due to the severity of the crash, a certified Crash Reconstructionist was called to the scene to investigate. His subsequent findings are as follows:

A red 2007 Toyota Yaris compact 2-door hatchback, driven by Joseph C. Dick (of Kingsport), was northbound on Fort Henry Drive when it struck a pedestrian, Brenda L. Tyree (of Rocky Mount, VA), as she was crossing the road. Rather than stop to render aid, Mr. Dick fled the scene of the crash to the parking lot of a nearby business where he stopped to inspect the damage to his vehicle.

Mr. Dick tore loose a dangling front bumper cover, discarded it in the grass, and then completely fled the area in his vehicle. Ms. Tyree was critically injured in the collision and was transported to an area hospital by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency medical treatment. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Officers were quickly able to track down Mr. Dick at his residence, located at 1444 Warpath Drive in Kingsport, where his damaged vehicle was found parked in his own driveway. After extensive further investigation, to include an inspection of the vehicle, a review of the statements of multiple eye-witnesses, and an interview with Mr. Dick himself, he was ultimately arrested and charged with the following:

1) Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication

2) Driving Under the Influence

3) Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Death

4) Failure to Render Aid/Give Information

5) Failure to Report a Motor Vehicle Collision

6) Criminal Attempt to Tamper with Evidence

7) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

As of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail, pending arraignment, in lieu of a $50,000 bond as specified by the presiding Magistrate. This crash remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no further details will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On June 15, 2019 as of approximately 3:00 AM, the hit-and-run vehicle has been located, the driver in question has been positively identified and is in police custody, and charges are forthcoming. The investigation into this crash is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

As previously released:

On June 15, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Kingsport Police Department is still on the scene of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 9:45 PM earlier this evening in the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. The pedestrian was transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.

The individual and vehicle in the included photo are believed to be involved. The vehicle appears to be a red, approximately 2010 model, Toyota Yaris compact 2-door hatchback. It should have front-end damage and a missing front bumper cover. The driver appears to be a tall (approximately 6 feet), slim, white male adult in his mid to late 40s.

Anyone who witnessed this crash, or who can potentially identify or provide a current location for either the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111 as soon as possible.

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

The investigation into this crash is still underway, so no additional details are currently available. Further information will be released at an appropriate point in the investigation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Joseph C. Dick
Age Date of Birth 1/3/1959

60 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1444 Warpath Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication

2) Driving Under the Influence

3) Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Death

4) Failure to Render Aid/Give Information

5) Failure to Report a Motor Vehicle Collision

6) Criminal Attempt to Tamper with Evidence

7) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Toyota
Model Yaris
Year 2007
Type Compact 2-Door Hatchback
Color Red
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Joseph C. Dick
Age 60 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
PEDESTRIAN INFORMATION
Name Brenda L. Tyree
Age 71 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Rocky Mount, Virginia
Injuries Fatal
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 Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian (Update)

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 Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian (Update)
DATE: June 15, 2019
CASE #: 19-013229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 15, 2019 as of approximately 3:00 AM, the hit-and-run vehicle has been located, the driver in question has been positively identified and is in police custody, and charges are forthcoming. The investigation into this crash is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

As previously released:

On June 15, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Kingsport Police Department is still on the scene of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 9:45 PM earlier this evening in the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. The pedestrian was transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.

The individual and vehicle in the included photo are believed to be involved. The vehicle appears to be a red, approximately 2010 model, Toyota Yaris compact 2-door hatchback. It should have front-end damage and a missing front bumper cover. The driver appears to be a tall (approximately 6 feet), slim, white male adult in his mid to late 40s.

Anyone who witnessed this crash, or who can potentially identify or provide a current location for either the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111 as soon as possible.

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

The investigation into this crash is still underway, so no additional details are currently available. Further information will be released at an appropriate point in the investigation.

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 Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian

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 Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian
DATE: June 15, 2019
CASE #: 19-013229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 15, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Kingsport Police Department is still on the scene of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 9:45 PM earlier this evening in the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. The pedestrian was transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.

The individual and vehicle in the included photo are believed to be involved. The vehicle appears to be a red, approximately 2010 model, Toyota Yaris compact 2-door hatchback. It should have front-end damage and a missing front bumper cover. The driver appears to be a tall (approximately 6 feet), slim, white male adult in his mid to late 40s.

Anyone who witnessed this crash, or who can potentially identify or provide a current location for either the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111 as soon as possible.

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

The investigation into this crash is still underway, so no additional details are currently available. Further information will be released at an appropriate point in the investigation.

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 Serious Collision Between Car and Motorcycle

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 Serious Collision Between Car and Motorcycle
DATE: June 14, 2019
CASE #: 19-013183
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 14, 2019 at approximately 1:45 PM certified Crash Reconstructionists with the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit investigated a motor vehicle collision between a car and a motorcycle on Memorial Boulevard at the intersection with Conway Drive in Kingsport. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A red 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by Donnie L. Brown, and also ridden by additional passenger, Matonya G. Brown (both of Kingsport), was eastbound on Memorial Boulevard approaching the intersection with Conway Drive.

Meanwhile, a white 2012 Chevrolet Impala 4-door sedan, driven by Harold S. Jones (also of Kingsport), was northbound on Conway Drive approaching the same intersection. Mr. Jones failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled his vehicle into the path of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle struck the driver’s side of the Chevrolet, resulting in both riders being thrown from the motorcycle. Mr. and Mrs. Brown sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and were transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. As of the time of issuance of this news release, they both remain hospitalized in critical condition.

Mr. Jones was not injured in the crash. This collision remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional information can or will be released at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Harley-Davidson
Model Motorcycle
Year 2010
Type Motorcycle
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Donnie L. Brown
Age 48 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Life-Threatening/Critical Condition
Passenger Name Matonya G. Brown
Age 45 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Life-Threatening/Critical Condition
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Impala
Year 2012
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Harold S. Jones
Age 88 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
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 Locating Missing and Endangered Man (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 Assistance in Locating Missing and Endangered Man (Update)
DATE: June 14, 2019
CASE #: 19-013103
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Ioan T. Mociran was located safe and sound earlier today, June 14, 2019. As such, he has been removed from the N.C.I.C. database and is no longer considered missing or endangered.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of June 13, 2019, Ioan T. Mociran was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member. He was last seen earlier this date near the intersection of East Center and Myrtle Streets in Kingsport.

Due to past and present information relayed to K.P.D. by multiple sources, there is legitimate cause to be concerned for his health and well-being. He has been entered into the N.C.I.C. database as a missing and endangered person accordingly.

Mr. Mociran is a 37 year old white male adult with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 230 pounds. He was last known to be wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone who sees him, knows his current whereabouts, or who may have any additional information which could assist with this investigation 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

MISSING/ENDANGERED PERSON INFORMATION
Name Ioan T. Mociran
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet

230 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Black t-shirt

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 Locating Missing and Endangered Man

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 Locating Missing and Endangered Man
DATE: June 13, 2019
CASE #: 19-013103
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of June 13, 2019, Ioan T. Mociran was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member. He was last seen earlier this date near the intersection of East Center and Myrtle Streets in Kingsport.

Due to past and present information relayed to K.P.D. by multiple sources, there is legitimate cause to be concerned for his health and well-being. He has been entered into the N.C.I.C. database as a missing and endangered person accordingly.

Mr. Mociran is a 37 year old white male adult with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 230 pounds. He was last known to be wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone who sees him, knows his current whereabouts, or who may have any additional information which could assist with this investigation 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

MISSING/ENDANGERED PERSON INFORMATION
Name Ioan T. Mociran
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet

230 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Black t-shirt

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton