KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Reissue)

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 Man (Reissue)
DATE: July 17, 2019
CASE #: 19-008188
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The following is a reissuance of a previous news release originally sent on May 1, 2019. Joshua A. McConnell is still categorized as a missing person, and there have been no new developments in this case. The Kingsport Police Department will welcome any information to help locate him.

As previously released:

On April 20, 2019 Joshua A. McConnell was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his brother. Mr. McConnell has allegedly not been seen or heard from since April 13, 2019 when he was dropped off by a friend at a convenience store near the intersection of Fort Henry Drive at North Eastman Road in Kingsport. He reportedly was supposed to meet an unidentified individual from Bristol (unknown if TN or VA) at that location.

Due to information shared with investigators regarding Mr. McConnell’s personal and medical history, there is legitimate cause to be concerned for his health and welfare. Mr. McConnell is a 22 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs roughly 140 pounds. He has black hair and blue eyes. At the time of his last point of contact, he is believed to have been clothed in black baggy shorts, a black t-shirt, and black skateboard shoes. Two photographs are included in this release.

Anyone who sees him or may possibly know his current whereabouts is asked to please contact 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 PERSON INFORMATION
Name Joshua A. McConnell
Age 22 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

140 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Blue Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Description Black Baggy Shorts

Black T-Shirt

Black Skateboard Shoes

Last Point of Contact April 13, 2019 at intersection of Fort Henry Drive at North Eastman Road in Kingsport, TN
Possible Destination Bristol, TN or VA

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. Records Division Closing Early on Friday

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. Records Division Closing Early on Friday
DATE: July 11, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Friday, July 12, 2019, the Kingsport Police Department’s Records Division will be closing at 5:00 PM, which is slightly earlier than usual. This amended schedule is a result of the Fun Fest Parade and the associated pedestrian and vehicle congestion expected in the Downtown Area. Anyone needing the services of the K.P.D. Records Division is advised to plan their visit accordingly.
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: Two Men Killed in Head-On I-81 Collision

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Men Killed in Head-On I-81 Collision
DATE: June 29, 2019
CASE #: 19-014563
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 29, 2019 just before 2:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to a multi-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 81 near the 62 mile-marker. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit, with assistance from the Sullivan County F.I.R.S.T. (Fatal Incident Response and Support Team), responded to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A silver 2008 Honda Ridgeline 4-door mid-size pickup, driven and solely occupied by William Henry Carpenter, Jr. of Bristol, VA, was northbound on I-81 when for unknown reasons it veered left, crossed the grass median, and began traveling north in the southbound lanes.

Meanwhile, a green 1995 Ford F-150 full-size pickup, driven and solely occupied by Jeffrey L. Goode of Limestone, TN, was southbound on I-81 when it was struck head-on by the Honda Ridgeline. As a result of the crash, the Ford F-150 caught fire and became fully involved until extinguished by responding Firefighters from the Kingsport Fire Department.

A third vehicle, a black 2009 Ford F-250 full-size pickup, driven and solely occupied by Blake E. Lucas of Bristol, TN, was traveling southbound behind the Ford F-150, and with no time to react, was involved in a secondary collision with the Honda Ridgeline immediately following the initial impact.

Both Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Goode were killed in the crash. Mr. Lucas was not injured. All three vehicles were completely disabled and had to be towed from the scene. Interstate 81 was completely closed for an extended period of time to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of all involved vehicles and associated debris. The roadway has since reopened, and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for their assistance with this investigation and management of any subsequent traffic congestion.

This remains an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, additional details neither can nor will be released at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Ridgeline
Year 2008
Type Mid-size 4-door Pickup
Color Silver
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name William Henry Carpenter, Jr.
Age 56 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Bristol, VA
Injuries Fatal
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Ford
Model F-150
Year 1995
Type Full-size Pickup
Color Green
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jeffrey L. Goode
Age 50 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Limestone, TN
Injuries Fatal
COLLISION VEHICLE #3 INFORMATION
Make Ford
Model F-250
Year 2009
Type Full-size Pickup
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Blake E. Lucas
Age 18 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Bristol, 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 Citizen Input in Locating Missing Woman

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 Citizen Input in Locating Missing Woman
DATE: June 28, 2019
CASE #: 19-014396
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of June 27, 2019 Laura L. Amos was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by her mother. Her mother told officers that her daughter had been out of contact with her since May 15th which is out of character for her. Based on this and other factors relayed to officers, there is reasonable cause to be concerned for her health and welfare.

Ms. Amos has been entered into N.C.I.C. as a missing person. She is a 41 year old white female adult with brown hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs roughly 139 pounds. A photograph of Ms. Amos has been included with this release.

Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts 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 PERSON INFORMATION
Name Laura L. Amos
Age 41 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 4 inches

139 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown hair

Blue eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN

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 Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update #3)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update #3)
DATE: June 24, 2019
CASE #: 19-012705
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 23, 2019, shortly before midnight, Matthew Phillips was taken into custody as a result of a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 11W and Silver Lake Road in Hawkins County, TN. He was promptly turned over to the Kingsport Police Department and transported to the Kingsport City Jail, where he remains confined in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office for their diligence and assistance in the apprehension of Mr. Phillips on the outstanding warrant. As this incident still remains under active criminal investigation, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no further information can nor will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On June 9, 2019 as of approximately 9:30 AM, the following is the current status of the investigation into the shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center:

The incident has been determined to have been initiated by a robbery attempt that occurred inside the hotel portion of the facility. It was not a random act of violence. It was a drug related crime with specific people being targeted accordingly.

The previously mentioned victim has been treated and released for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Three suspects have been officially charged with the following:

Matthew Phillips

1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Second Degree Murder

Deonte Bristol

1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Aggravated Robbery

4) Accessory After the Fact to (Attempted) Second Degree Murder

Brittany Stafford

1) Accessory After the Fact to (Attempted) Second Degree Murder

Mr. Bristol and Ms. Stafford have both been arrested and remain housed in the Kingsport City Jail pending arraignment.

Mr. Phillips remains wanted and at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who 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

As this remains an active criminal investigation, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no further information can nor will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On June 8, 2019 as of approximately 10:30 PM, Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center is believed to have been rendered safe and has resumed normal business routines. With the exception of one hallway where the aforementioned incident took place, the facility is back open.

Having said that, people are still being asked to stay away from the facility unless they have a specific need to be there, as an active criminal investigation is still underway.

No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

As previously released:

On June 8, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center, located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport. The preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

1) A criminal incident has transpired which has resulted in at least one gunshot being fired and at least one victim being struck by gunfire.

2) That victim has been transported to an area healthcare facility for medical treatment.

3) The suspect is still at large, but is believed to have already left the scene.

4) There is currently still a strong police presence at the facility.

Anyone not at the facility is asked to please stay away to allow the police to investigate the incident without interference. Anyone at the facility is instructed to please specifically follow all instructions from the police and hotel staff to the letter.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of their investigation into the incident. No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

ARRESTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Matthew Phillips
Age Date of Birth 4/8/1990

29 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 841 Dale Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Second Degree Murder

ARRESTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Donte Bristol
Age Date of Birth 8/24/1996

22 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 1334 East Center Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Aggravated Robbery

4) Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder

ARRESTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Brittany Stafford
Age Date of Birth 10/8/1987

31 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 2985 Ashley Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Not Released
Injuries Non-Life Threatening Gunshot Wound
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. Requests Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile

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. Requests Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile
DATE: June 20, 2019
CASE #: 19-013644
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 19, 2019 at approximately 8:00 PM, Jenna S. White was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department. While foul play is not suspected, all leads have been exhausted, and due to her minor age, Detectives are requesting citizen input in locating her.

Jenna is a 16 year old white female juvenile with blond hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs roughly 169 pounds. She was last known to be wearing a white t-shirt, royal blue sweatpants, and pink socks.

Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts is asked to contact 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 PERSON INFORMATION
Name Jenna S. White
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Approximately 5 feet 4 inches

Roughly 169 pounds

Hair/Eyes Blond hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing White t-shirt

Royal blue sweatpants

Pink socks

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: 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