KPD e-News Release: Detectives Searching for Three People in Connection to Fraudulent Use of Lost or Stolen Debit Card 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 Searching for Three People in Connection to Fraudulent Use of Lost or Stolen Debit Card Investigation
DATE: July 12, 2018
CASE #: 18-017439
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 13, 2018 a Kingsport resident reported her debit card lost or stolen to the Kingsport Police Department. She had discovered it was missing on June 8th and reported it to her financial institution on June 11th, at which time she was informed that there were already 10 unauthorized charges on her account. These fraudulent transactions were conducted at several different businesses in Kingsport to include Target and Michael’s in the Kingsport Pavilion Shopping Center on East Stone Drive, Walmart on West Stone Drive, and Walmart on Fort Henry Drive.

The three people in one of the included photographs were shopping together at Walmart on West Stone Drive when one of them fraudulently used the victim’s card to make a purchase. The trio then left together in the black SUV in the other included photograph. The man in the camouflage coveralls was shopping alone at Walmart on Fort Henry Drive the same day when he used the card again, but on that occasion he was traveling in a mid-sized sedan (no photograph available). The supplied photographs were obtained from Walmart surveillance video footage.

Anyone who recognizes any of these three individuals or the black SUV 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: K.P.D. Attempting to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of 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: K.P.D. Attempting to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of Stolen Debit Card
DATE: July 12, 2018
CASE #: 18-017555
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 15, 2018 an employee of an area hospital reported that her wallet had been stolen from her purse in an employee break room while she was at work. Among the items in her wallet was her debit card. The debit card was later used at several area locations to include an ATM at First Community Bank, located at 3865 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

A photo of the suspect using that card was obtained from bank surveillance video footage and has been included in this release. 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: Driver Arrested in Parking Lot Crash that Injured Two Elderly Pedestrians

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Driver Arrested in Parking Lot Crash that Injured Two Elderly Pedestrians
DATE: July 8, 2018
CASE #: 18-019823 Crash Report

18-019826 Incident/Arrest Report

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 7, 2018 at approximately 3:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision that had occurred in the parking lot of a shopping center, located in the 4300 block of Fort Henry Drive, in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. Due to the severity of injuries sustained by two elderly pedestrians, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by Skylar Hawk Sexton, was traveling along Fort Henry Drive and made a right turn into the shopping center parking lot. Mr. Sexton is believed to have been unfamiliar with the area and was following directions given by the GPS on his cellular telephone. As he entered the parking lot, he became confused, jumped a curb, lost control, and depressed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal.

Mr. Sexton’s pickup first struck a 2001 Jeep Wrangler (legally parked and unoccupied). His vehicle continued across the parking lot, jumped two more curbs, and struck a second vehicle, a 2004 Kia Sorrento (legally parked and unoccupied), knocking it into the H&R Block business at 4307 Fort Henry Drive. Two elderly pedestrians (80 year old male and 88 year old female), who had been standing next to the Kia, were struck and seriously injured in the process.

Mr. Sexton’s vehicle continued on and struck a third vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe (legally parked and unoccupied), before finally coming to a stop. The two pedestrians were transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area medial facility for emergency medical treatment and currently remain hospitalized. The man appears to have sustained a broken hip while the woman is believed to have sustained a head injury.

After extensive further investigation, to include crash reconstruction analysis, field sobriety testing, and interviews, Mr. Sexton was arrested and charged with 1) Reckless Aggravated Assault (2 counts), 2) Driving Under the Influence, and 3) Failure to Maintain Control of a Motor Vehicle. He was booked into the Kingsport City Jail, but was later transferred to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville. He has since been released after posting a $31,000 bond.

As this remains an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit, no additional details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Skylar Hawk Sexton
Age Date of Birth 7/2/1994

24 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 135 Dogwood Village Road

Jonesborough, TN

Charge(s) 1) Reckless Aggravated Assault (2 counts)

2) Driving Under the Influence

3) Failure to Maintain Control of a Motor Vehicle

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 Attempting to Locate Missing/Endangered Adult

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 Attempting to Locate Missing/Endangered Adult
DATE: June 29, 2018
CASE #: 18-018853
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the evening of June 27, 2018 a mother reported her adult son, Aaron Seth Duncan, missing to the Kingsport Police Department. Mr. Duncan lives in Abingdon, Virginia; however, he was last seen in Kingsport the previous morning.

Mr. Duncan’s mother reported that on June 26, 2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, her son was riding as a passenger in her vehicle in Kingsport when he became agitated. She stated that he jumped from her vehicle on East Stone Drive near the intersection of Brookside Drive and walked away.

Mr. Duncan’s mother stated that her son is of diminished capacity and that she has guardianship over him. She further explained that he suffers from mental and medical conditions requiring medication. She stated that he did not have his medication with him and she did not know when he last took it.

Mr. Duncan’s family reported being in intermittent communication with him since he walked away, leading them to believe that he may have returned to somewhere in the Southwest Virginia area; however, that has not yet been confirmed and he has not yet been physically located.

A recent photograph of Mr. Duncan has been included in this release. He is a white male adult, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 138 pounds. He has short brown hair, brown eyes, and a mustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing dark gray pants, a red hooded sweatshirt, and black Converse athletic shoes.

Anyone who sees him, knows his current whereabouts, or has any information whatsoever that may assist with finding him 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

MISSING/ENDNGERED PERSON INFORMATION
Name Aaron Seth Duncan
Age 27 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 9 inches

138 pounds

Hair/Eyes Short Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Facial Hair Mustache and Goatee
Residency Abingdon, Virginia
Last Known Clothing Dark gray pants

Red hooded sweatshirt

Black converse athletic shoes.

Reason Endangered Suffers from mental and medical conditions requiring medication.

Does not have medication with him.

Unknown when last taken.

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: Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Shoplifter of Purses at Local Department Store

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Shoplifter of Purses at Local Department Store
DATE: June 27, 2018
CASE #: 18-018335
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 18, 2018 at approximately 8:15 PM, an unidentified white female suspect entered Belk, inside the Fort Henry Mall, located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. She went directly to the ladies handbag section, selected a total of four purses, and exited the store without paying for any of them.

The total value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $400. Upon reviewing store surveillance video, the woman could be seen entering the store more or less empty-handed, and then exiting the store with multiple handbags slung over her shoulders.

Photographs captured from that surveillance video footage have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes her 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: Kingsport Police Release New Forensic Artwork in Hopes of Solving 2003 Unidentified Remains Cold Case

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 Release New Forensic Artwork in Hopes of Solving 2003 Unidentified Remains Cold Case
DATE: June 13, 2018
CASE #: 03-025624
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is hoping that releasing recently obtained forensic artwork, and bringing some renewed attention to an unsolved 2003 unidentified human remains investigation, may help bring closure to the case.

On the morning of August 11, 2003 a woman called Kingsport Central Dispatch in reference to a suspicious object that she had seen in the Holston River, while bicycling through Riverfront Park, along the 1800 block of Netherland Inn Road. Another citizen soon approached first responders, telling them that he had seen the same object in the river the previous morning (August 10, 2003), but was unsure of what exactly it was.

The object was located approximately 20 yards off shore and approximately 75 yards downstream from the viewing point. Through the use of binoculars, responding Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were able to identify the object in question as human remains.

The Kingsport Fire Department’s Swiftwater Rescue Team responded and worked with Officers to photograph the remains and ultimately retrieve and relocate them to the shoreline. Due to extensive time in the water and the advanced level of decomposition, the decedent was no longer recognizable. The case was turned over to the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division.

The remains were sent to Holston Valley Medical Center for initial inspection, and then forwarded to East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City for autopsy. The autopsy report revealed that the remains had been in the water for approximately 7-10 days. There was no indication of trauma or foul play, and the probable cause of death was determined to be drowning.

The decedent was believed to have been a white male adult with gray or partly gray hair, approximately 40-80 years old, measuring 6 feet tall, and weighing an estimated 180 pounds. When his remains were recovered, he was wearing a white button up shirt with blue and burgundy stripes, blue jeans, black shoes, and a two-tone silver and gold watch with a black face.

There was no form of identification found with the remains. The only clue that Detectives had to go on was a BB&T bank envelope, containing $267 cash, found in the decedent’s pocket. At the time, there were no BB&T bank locations in Kingsport, with the closest branches being in Saltville and Chilhowie, Virginia and Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The remains were ultimately transferred to the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Department in Knoxville. In June 2004, anthropologists provided Detectives with a clay model rendition providing their best scientific guess as to what the decedent possibly looked like.

All of this information, including a photo of the clay model, was released to the public via the media at the time, and then again several times over the years that followed. While several leads were developed during that time, all have been thoroughly investigated and exhausted, and none have led to the positive identification of the decedent.

This case has also been featured on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) online database, which is accessible via the following link:

https://namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/1546

Thanks to advancements in forensic science, K.P.D. Detectives have recently received a new forensic artist interpretation of the decedent which they hope may help to develop new leads in this cold case investigation. This, like the earlier clay model rendition, is a best scientific guess as to what the decedent possibly looked like.

The artwork was completed and donated by Catyana Falsetti, who is a forensic artist with Project EDAN (Everyone Deserves a Name). The artwork was submitted to NamUs through its headquarters at the University of North Texas, Center for Human Identification, Forensic Services Unit, who in turn forwarded it to K.P.D. Detectives.

This recent forensic artist interpretation of the decent has been included with this release. Detectives are asking for people to view this image, with the understanding that this is what the decedent might have possibly looked like fifteen years ago around the time of his death.

Anyone who recognizes the face depicted in this image, or who may have 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. Any and all tips and leads will be greatly appreciated and thoroughly investigated.

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. Detectives Seeking Suspect in Counterfeit Check Cashing Cases

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. Detectives Seeking Suspect in Counterfeit Check Cashing Cases
DATE: June 8, 2018
CASE #: 18-013334 (First Community Bank)

18-015369 (Citizens Bank Downtown)

18-015383 (Citizens Bank Colonial Heights)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
Over the past few weeks, the same white male suspect has feloniously cashed three counterfeit checks, fraudulently obtaining over $5,000, from three Kingsport bank locations.

Each of the checks was written out to a different name; however, the suspect used what is believed to be three separate fake North Carolina driver licenses to identify himself as the person to whom each check was written. This same suspect is also being investigated in a similar counterfeit check cashing case in a neighboring jurisdiction.

An array of photos of this individual, taken from surveillance video footage, has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any additional information which could 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