KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Bring Home Multiple T.H.S.O. Traffic Awards

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 Bring Home Multiple T.H.S.O. Traffic Awards
DATE: December 7, 2016
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 6, 2016 several representatives of the Kingsport Police Department attended a Tennessee Highway Safety Office (T.H.S.O.) annual awards event held in Greeneville, TN. At this event, three Kingsport Police Officers were recognized for excellence in traffic safety oriented enforcement.

Officer Matt McGuire was presented with the East Tennessee Municipality Officer of the Year Award.

Officer Jordan Caldwell was presented with the East Tennessee “Beyond the Traffic Stop” Award.

Officer Brandon Johnson was presented with the East Tennessee D.U.I. Officer of the Year Award.

The Kingsport Police Department wishes to thank these officers for their ongoing dedication to the safety of Kingsport’s motoring public and congratulate them for a job well done.

Pictured left to right in above photograph: K.P.D. Officers Matt McGuire, Jordan Caldwell, and Brandon Johnson along with T.H.S.O. Law Enforcement Liaison Supervisor for East Tennessee, Steve Dillard
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Interstate 81 Back Open

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: Interstate 81 Back Open
DATE: December 6, 2016
CASE #: 16-026445
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Effective December 6, 2016 as of approximately 2:45 PM, Interstate 81 in Kingsport is back open with normal traffic patterns resuming. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported in any of the aforementioned crashes. The Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere gratitude to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for their invaluable assistance with traffic control during this incident.

As previously released:

On December 6, 2016, shortly before 12:00 Noon, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to three separate motor vehicle collisions, as well as a jackknifed tractor trailer, on southbound Interstate 81 in the vicinity of mile marker 60. These incidents have resulted in a temporary, but complete, closure of Interstate 81 at this location.

Motorists already in the vicinity are asked to be alert, exercise patience, caution, and restraint, and obey all traffic instructions. Motorists not in the immediate area are strongly encouraged to avoid the area altogether and seek an alternate route, so as to decrease overall traffic congestion and avoid unnecessary delays.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Multiple Crashes and Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Close Southbound Interstate 81 in Kingsport

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: Multiple Crashes and Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Close Southbound Interstate 81 in Kingsport
DATE: December 6, 2016
CASE #: 16-026445
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 6, 2016, shortly before 12:00 Noon, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to three separate motor vehicle collisions, as well as a jackknifed tractor trailer, on southbound Interstate 81 in the vicinity of mile marker 60. These incidents have resulted in a temporary, but complete, closure of Interstate 81 at this location.

Motorists already in the vicinity are asked to be alert, exercise patience, caution, and restraint, and obey all traffic instructions. Motorists not in the immediate area are strongly encouraged to avoid the area altogether and seek an alternate route, so as to decrease overall traffic congestion and avoid unnecessary delays.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Domestic Violence Suspect Wanted for Three Felony Charges

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: Domestic Violence Suspect Wanted for Three Felony Charges
DATE: December 5, 2016
CASE #: 16-025873
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 29, 2016, just after midnight, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were called to the 400 block of Mullins Street in Kingsport in reference to a domestic violence incident that had occurred over the past couple of days involving a 19 year old female victim (name not released) and a 23 year old male suspect, identified as James H. Winston.

The victim reported returning home from work on November 27. She said an argument ensued which ultimately led to Mr. Winston shoving her backward into a bedroom door. He then grabbed her by the throat, held her against the wall with one hand, and struck her several times in the head with his other hand.

She fell face first to the floor. While on the floor, Mr. Winston struck her in the back of the head. The victim reported that she began crawling toward the front door to escape, but he put her in a choke hold, cut off her breathing, and dragged her back into the bedroom.

She said he continued to assault her, but eventually shoved her into a corner, ordered her to stay there, and refused to let her leave. He took her phone and keys and said that he “needed to spend some quality time with the cat.”

She said that on November 28, 2016 he began striking the cat, causing it to wail. He ordered her to come into the kitchen and threatened to kill the cat. She said that he grabbed the cat by the neck, shook it, and began beating it against the kitchen counter and floor repeatedly until it was bleeding from the mouth and had defecated on itself.

The victim said that Mr. Winston then asked her if she loved him and would be with him forever. She replied, “yes” out of fear, but he told her that he didn’t believe her and continued to beat the cat.

She was eventually able to get to her phone and send a text message to some friends asking for help. As soon as her friends arrived, she grabbed the cat and ran to their car. Seeing her leave, Mr. Winston got in his car and fled prior to police arrival.

The victim suffered a black eye, as well as bruises to her arms, shoulders, and neck. The cat was rushed to the Airport Emergency Veterinary Clinic where it was diagnosed with severe head trauma and a broken jaw and kept overnight for treatment.

Mr. Winston is currently at large and wanted on three violent felony charges including Aggravated Domestic Assault, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Felony Animal Cruelty. He was last seen in a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt bearing Tennessee registration, Y4985N. He is a 23 year old white male adult. He stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

A photograph of Mr. Winston is included in this release. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to contact 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 James H. Winston
Age Date of Birth 7/2/1993

23 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet, 10 inches

190 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Last Known Address 415 Mullins Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Domestic Assault

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Felony Animal Cruelty

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect Who Burgled Adjacent Businesses

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 Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect Who Burgled Adjacent Businesses
DATE: December 5, 2016
CASE #: 16-025630 (Freedom Firearms)

16-025633 (The Mattress Place)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 25, 2016 at approximately 2:30 AM, two adjacent West Stone Drive businesses were burglarized. An unidentified suspect unlawfully entered The Mattress Place, located at 711 West Stone Drive, Suite 4, in Kingsport. The suspect appears to have used a key to gain entry; however, at this time it is unclear how he came to be in possession of it. Once inside, he ransacked the business and stole a handgun and several hundred dollars in cash.

While inside The Mattress Place, the suspect climbed into an attic area and ultimately fell through the ceiling of a neighboring business, Freedom Firearms, located in Suite 2 of the same shopping center. Immediately upon entering the second business, a motion alarm sounded; however, the suspect was able to quickly grab two additional handguns and flee prior to discovery.

Based on surveillance video footage, the suspect appears to be a white male adult with a slim build, short hair, and a beard. Photos taken from that footage have 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

KPD e-News Release: The City of Kingsport is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women to Serve as School Crossing Guards

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: The City of Kingsport is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women to Serve as School Crossing Guards
DATE: December 5, 2016
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport is currently accepting applications for the position of School Crossing Guard. School Crossing Guards are part-time employees and serve as a division of the Kingsport Police Department. There are presently five (5) openings for this position.

The starting salary for a School Crossing Guard is $11.05 per hour. Crossing Guards work two hours (one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon) each day school is in session. Each School Crossing Guard is assigned to a different crosswalk area at one of the many schools throughout the City of Kingsport. Their primary duties are to direct traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, through designated school crossing zones, and escort children across the street.

Applications for School Crossing Guard will be accepted through Sunday, December 18, 2016 and must be submitted online using the following link which is also accessible via the City of Kingsport’s website:

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

Anyone who has additional questions not addressed in either this news release or the online listing or experiences difficulty with the online application process may feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401 or the Kingsport Police Department at 423-229-9433.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Power Outage on Fort Henry Drive Effecting Traffic Control Devices and Area Businesses

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: Power Outage on Fort Henry Drive Effecting Traffic Control Devices and Area Businesses
DATE: December 1, 2016
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 1, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a significant power outage on Fort Henry Drive at the intersection of Thornton Drive in the vicinity of Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. This outage has effected traffic lights, residences, and businesses in the immediate area.

American Electric Power (A.E.P.) personnel are currently working to rectify the problem and restore power; however, the current prediction is that the power will remain out in that area for the remainder of the afternoon.

Motorists in the immediate area are urged to exercise caution and patience and obey all traffic instructions. Motorists not yet in the area are strongly encouraged to avoid the area completely, and seek an alternate route so as to avoid unnecessary delays and decrease overall traffic congestion.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit