KPD e-News Release: Driver Killed in Single Vehicle Crash on East Center Street

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Driver Killed in Single Vehicle Crash on East Center Street
DATE: January 17, 2018
CASE #: 18-001575
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 16, 2018 at approximately 9:45 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a crash that had just occurred in the 1100 block of East Center Street in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the collision, Certified Crash Reconstructionists from both the Kingsport Police Department Patrol Division and Traffic Unit jointly investigated. Their preliminary inquiry into the crash revealed the following:

A 1991 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Joshua C. McAllister, was eastbound on East Center Street when suddenly and for unknown reasons the vehicle veered to the left, crossing the center turn lane and the oncoming traffic lane. The vehicle then came to an abrupt halt upon directly striking a utility pole in front of the Minute Market, located at 1108 East Center Street.

The initial first responders to arrive found Mr. McAllister trapped and unresponsive inside the vehicle. Following extrication, he was immediately transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival at the hospital.

Although wintry precipitation had begun to fall at the time of the crash, based upon facts and evidence uncovered thus far, neither weather nor roadway conditions are believed to be contributing factors in this crash. The crash itself remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Patrol Division and Traffic Unit.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 1991
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Joshua C. McAllister
Age 41 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Johnson City, TN
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: Sullivan County and Cities Within to Receive Reaccreditation as Internationally Recognized Safe Community

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Sullivan County and Cities Within to Receive Reaccreditation as Internationally Recognized Safe Community
DATE: January 16, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Sullivan County and the cities it encompasses will be reaccredited as an internationally recognized Safe Community. This reaccreditation will occur at an official ceremony to take place at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, Room 131, located at 300 West Market Street in Downtown Kingsport. Light refreshments will follow.

The award will be presented by Carrie Nie, Director of Safe Communities America. Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, City of Kingsport Mayor John Clark, and City of Bristol (TN) Mayor Jack Young will be in attendance to sign the declaration. Also in attendance will be representatives from area public safety agencies, health care organizations, schools, businesses, and industry.

Sullivan County and its Cities were first designated as a Safe Community in 2012. This community is one of only 19 internationally recognized Safe Communities across the entire United States and remains the only one so designated in the State of Tennessee.

The effort to initially obtain, and then continue to maintain, this esteemed designation is led by the Safe Communities Sullivan County Coalition which was developed by the Kingsport Area Safety Council. KASC has been serving this community for over 70 years with the mission of enhancing the quality of life through the effective promotion of safety and health on the highway, in the workplace, in the home, and in the schools.

The Safe Communities America model engages local partners who care about safety, uses data to identify leading causes of injury and death in the community, makes a plan to address the issues using proven methods, and measures success while continuing to make improvements.

Safe Communities America has long been an accreditation program of the National Safety Council; however, the program will soon be transitioning to a new parent organization, with the ultimate goal of providing a wider range of resources to participating communities.

Being designated as a Safe Community does not by any means indicate that the community never experiences any safety related issues. It simply means that the community has systems in place to quickly pinpoint these issues as they inevitably arise, and when they are identified, the community comes together in a concerted effort to address them.

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: Trio Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Drug Cache at Apartment Building

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Trio Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Drug Cache at Apartment Building
DATE: January 9, 2018
CASE #: 18-000102 (Narcotics)

18-000120 (Possession of Stolen Vehicle)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 2, 2018 at approximately 8:45 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the area of Oak Street in Kingsport at the request of the Asheboro, North Carolina Police Department to attempt to locate a 2011 Hyundai Tucson that had been reported stolen from that jurisdiction. The investigating agency had received information that the vehicle was possibly at that location in the possession of the victim’s ex-husband, Elvet Reid.

Upon arrival, Kingsport Officers soon located the stolen vehicle parked and unoccupied in the parking lot of Maple Oak Apartments, located at 818 Oak Street. Mr. Reid was soon found inside apartment 327 at this location and was in possession of the keys to the stolen vehicle. He was subsequently arrested for Possession of Stolen Property (Vehicle) over $10,000. The vehicle was towed from the scene at the owner’s request to be released to her at her later convenience.

While inside apartment 327, Patrol Officers had occasion to come into contact with Anthony Knight (resident) and Detrone Royal (visitor). A small amount of a substance believed to be Crack Cocaine was noticed in plain sight. Also in plain sight was a backpack. Upon inquiry, neither Knight nor Royal would claim ownership of the backpack. Detectives from the K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit were called to the scene.

As the backpack was inside Knight’s residence, he did give consent to the Detectives to search the pack. Inside the pack, Detectives located an additional 17 ounces (over a pound) of a substance also believed to be Crack Cocaine. Also inside the pack was an assortment of unlawful drug paraphernalia and a handgun. Further investigation revealed surveillance video showing Royal carrying the backpack while entering the apartment in the company of Knight. Knight also acknowledged allowing Royal to stay at his apartment.

A total of nearly 500 grams of what is believed to be Crack Cocaine was seized. With an estimated street value of $100 per gram, the total street value of the seized drugs was estimated at nearly $50,000. The handgun and nearly $1,700 in cash, believed to be proceeds from prior drug transactions, were also seized.

Knight and Royal were both arrested and charged with Possession of over 300 grams of Crack Cocaine for Resale within 1,000 feet of a Municipal Park, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia. Knight was additionally charged with Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Used, Stored, or Sold.

At the time of his arrest, Knight was also served with a preexisting outstanding Sullivan County arrest warrant for Violation of Probation. All three men were transported to the Kingsport City Jail for confinement pending arraignment.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Anthony Knight
Age 56 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Maple Oak Apartments

818 Oak Street, Apt. 327

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of over 300 grams of Crack Cocaine for Resale within 1,000 feet of a Municipal Park

2) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

3) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

5) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Used, Stored, or Sold

6) Also arrested on Preexisting Outstanding Sullivan County Warrant for Violation of Probation

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Detrone Quoteze Royal
Age 38 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 2788 Defoors Ferry Road NW, Apt. 412

Atlanta, GA

Charge(s) 1) Possession of over 300 grams of Crack Cocaine for Resale within 1,000 feet of a Municipal Park

2) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

3) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT #3 INFORMATION
Name Elvet Idine Reid
Age 52 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Homeless

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Possession of Stolen Property (Vehicle) over $10,000

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: Police Searching for Female Suspect Who Went Shopping With Stolen Debit Card

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Police Searching for Female Suspect Who Went on Shopping Spree with Stolen Debit Card
DATE: January 9, 2018
CASE #: 17-037484 (Lost/Stolen Debit Card)

17-037485 (Debit Card Fraud)

17-037486 (Debit Card Fraud)

17-037487 (Debit Card Fraud)

17-037488 (Debit Card Fraud)

17-037489 (Debit Card Fraud)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of December 26, 2017, a man misplaced his debit card shortly after using it a JCPenney inside the Fort Henry Mall, located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. Soon thereafter, his card apparently fell into the wrong hands and was utilized to conduct multiple fraudulent transactions throughout Kingsport to include:

1) $654.74 at Walmart

2) $603.72 at GameStop

3) $299.88 at Cato

4) $1,000 at Walmart

5) $297.38 at Ulta

A white female suspect was recorded on surveillance video during several of these transactions. She was also recorded getting into a light colored minivan following one of those transactions.

An array of photos of the suspect and her vehicle taken from that footage has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes her or her vehicle, or who may be able to 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: Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Stolen Purse/Credit Card Fraud Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Stolen Purse/Credit Card Fraud Investigation
DATE: January 9, 2018
CASE #: 17-035370 (Stolen Purse)

17-035371 (Credit Card Fraud)

17-035372 (Credit Card Fraud)

17-035373 (Credit Card Fraud)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 6, 2017 a woman’s Michael Kors purse ($500 value) was stolen from her office in the 200 block of Broad Street in Kingsport. Among the items inside the purse was her wallet which contained several credit cards. Shortly thereafter, one of those cards was used to make and/or attempt to make multiple fraudulent purchases. These transactions included:

1) $930.73 at Target (successful/completed)

2) $4.93 at Walmart Redbox (successful/completed)

3) $11.00 at Walmart Murphy’s (successful/completed)

4) $1,046.79 at Walmart (attempted/declined)

5) $612.07 at Walmart (attempted/declined)

6) $113.32 at Walmart Murphy’s (attempted/declined)

7) $22.66 at Walmart Murphy’s (attempted/declined)

8) Unspecified amount at Amazon.com (successful/completed)

A white male adult suspect was recorded on surveillance video while fraudulently using the card at a Redbox kiosk inside Walmart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive. A photo taken from that footage has been included in this release. A clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel accessible via the following link:

https://youtu.be/wKbv6xODyhg

Anyone who recognizes him 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: Previously Reported Armed and Dangerous Suspect Has Been Apprehended

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Previously Reported Armed and Dangerous Suspect Has Been Apprehended
DATE: December 15, 2017
CASE #: 17-033226
GENERAL NARRATIVE
A previously reported armed and dangerous suspect wanted by the Kingsport Police Department is now in custody. On December 15, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM, Jonathan J. Ryans was arrested at 305 Darlington Drive in Sullivan County, just outside the city limits of Kingsport.

His arrest on the outstanding K.P.D. warrant was cooperatively facilitated by the United States Marshals Service and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. K.P.D. would like to thank both of these law enforcement agencies for their assistance in bringing this offender to justice.

Mr. Ryans is currently incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville where he will remain at least until his arraignment. His bond on the outstanding K.P.D. warrant was preset at $150,000 by the presiding judge. He also faces felony charges in Bristol, TN for Aggravated Assault as well as the possibility of pending additional charges incurred at the time of his arrest.

As previously released:

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

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

28 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Various Residences in and around Cloud Apartments in Kingsport
Charge(s) 1) Felony Reckless Endangerment in Kingsport

2) Also Wanted for Aggravated Assault in Bristol, TN

3) Possibility of Pending Additional Charges Incurred at Time of Arrest

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 Emphasizing Impaired Driving Enforcement During THSO Holiday Campaign

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 Emphasizing Impaired Driving Enforcement During THSO Holiday Campaign
DATE: December 14, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
During the month of December, the Kingsport Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for the annual Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign.

The THSO is Tennessee’s advocate for traffic safety. The THSO partners with community advocates and law enforcement agencies across the state to reduce impaired-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

The Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign runs from December 13 through 31, 2017. While impaired driving awareness, prevention, and enforcement is a year-around priority at K.P.D., the department will be placing a heightened emphasis on it during this campaign.

Driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunk driving, or impaired driving, is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

In Tennessee, a drunk driver’s level of intoxication is typically determined by the measurement of blood alcohol content (BAC). A BAC measurement of 0.08% defines the criminal offense.

But remember, Tennessee DUI laws apply not just to alcohol, but to any substance that impairs the ability to drive, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as prescription drugs, even if they are prescribed by a physician and taken as directed.

Being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol can impact your life in many ways, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and incarceration.

As we wrap up our city’s centennial anniversary year and embark into 2018, the Kingsport Police Department would like to wish all of our fellow citizens a Crime-Free and Merry Christmas as well as a Safe and Happy New Year!

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton