KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Department Investigating Two Simultaneously Reported Major Incidents

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Department Investigating Two Simultaneously Reported Major Incidents
DATE: January 22, 2017
CASE #: 17-001525 (Jackson Street)

17-001526 (Bloomindale Road)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 21, 2017 at approximately 11:45 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch received virtually simultaneous notifications of two major incidents in close proximity to one another within the City of Kingsport.

An incident involving shots fired was reported at Bloomingdale Terrace Apartments, located at 124 Bloomingdale Road. Seconds later, a serious motor vehicle crash was reported less than a mile away in the 500 block of Jackson Street near the intersection of West Stone Drive.

Both of these incidents are currently being thoroughly examined by both the Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Traffic Unit, who are looking into the distinct possibility that the two incidents may be connected.

As these remain open and very active investigations, no additional details will be released at this time; however, an update will be released at an appropriate point as matters unfold and the puzzle is pieced together.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Potentially Endangered Missing Woman

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 Attempting to Locate Potentially Endangered Missing Woman
DATE: January 20, 2017
CASE #: 17-001402
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of January 20, 2017, Taylor Dawn Powell was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by her mother. Ms. Powell was last seen five days ago on the evening of January 15, 2017 at her mother’s house, located in the 300 block of Carver Street in Kingsport. She left with an unknown acquaintance traveling in a red Jeep.

Her mother indicated that it is out of character for her to stay out of touch for this long. Ms. Powell is currently homeless, but is known to frequent the Downtown Kingsport area. Due to some undisclosed personal information relayed to the Kingsport Police Department, there is reason to be concerned for her general welfare and overall safety.

Ms. Powell is described as a 22 year old white female adult. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 4 inches in heights and weighs roughly 120 pounds. A recent photograph is included in this release.

She has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (N.C.I.C.) database as a missing endangered person. Anyone who has any information regarding her current whereabouts 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

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Taylor Dawn Powell
Age 22 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Hair/

Eyes

Blonde Hair

Blue Eyes

Height/

Weight

5 feet 4 inches

120 pounds

Residency Currently Homeless but Frequents the Downtown Kingsport Area

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Violent Homeless Sex Offender Wanted for Violating Registry Restrictions

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: Violent Homeless Sex Offender Wanted for Violating Registry Restrictions
DATE: January 19, 2017
CASE #: 17-001168

17-001213

17-001290

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 17 and 18, 2017 the Kingsport Police Department received two separate complaints regarding an apparently homeless man setting up camp in a wooded area adjacent to the Americourt Hotel, located at 1900 American Way in Kingsport. At least one of the complainants reported approaching the man, informing him that he was trespassing, and asking him to vacate the area.

Upon arrival, the officers located the camp in question; however, the suspect was not present either time. Through further investigation, the individual was positively identified as Jonathan W. Waugh, an unregistered violent sex offender with a history of predatory behavior. He was originally convicted in Kentucky in September 2006 of First Degree Sexual Abuse involving the molestation of an 8 year old female victim.

The location of Mr. Waugh’s makeshift camp is also within close proximity and direct line of sight of a clearly marked child daycare facility located on American Way.

As a convicted sex offender, he was monitored by the Campbell County Office of the Kentucky State Police until February 2015. He was last registered in Tennessee by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office in 2014; however, he has never registered with the Kingsport Police Department having jurisdiction where his campsite is located, and he has not registered with any law enforcement agency for nearly two years in clear violation of the Sex Offender Registry.

Detectives in the Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a warrant charging Mr. Waugh with two felonious violations of the Sex Offender Registry: 1) Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and 2) Sex Offender Residing within 1,000 Feet of a School or Daycare.

He is also wanted on a pre-existing warrant out of Sullivan County, TN for Violation of Probation and pre-existing warrants out of Campbell County, KY for 1) Violation of the Sex Offender Registry and 2) Failure to Pay Child Support.

He is described as a 63 year old white male adult with brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs roughly 160 pounds. A photograph of Mr. Waugh is included in this release.

Anyone who has any information whatsoever regarding his current whereabouts is asked to contact the Kingsport Police Department either by calling the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or by calling 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

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jonathan W. Waugh
Age Date of Birth 12/1/1953

63 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 9 inches

160 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Last Known Address 587 North Holston River Drive

Kingsport, TN

Currently Believed to be Homeless

Charge(s) 1) Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

2) Sex Offender Residing within 1,000 Feet of a School or Daycare

3) Also wanted on pre-existing Sullivan County, TN warrant for Violation of Probation

4) Also wanted on pre-existing Campbell County, KY warrants for Violation of Sex Offender Registry and Failure to Pay Child Support

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Local Veterinarian Honored for His Service to the K.P.D. K-9 Unit

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: Local Veterinarian Honored for His Service to the K.P.D. K-9 Unit
DATE: January 18, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Established in 1969, the Kingsport Police Department K-9 Unit is the second oldest Police K-9 Unit in the State of Tennessee. Chief of Police David Quillin, a former K-9 handler himself, is often heard reminiscing about his days serving in the K-9 Unit in the late 1980s to early 1990s with his partner Wolf, calling them one of the highlights of his law enforcement career. During his time at K.P.D. prior to being elected as Sullivan County Sheriff, Wayne Anderson also served extensively in the K.P.D. K-9 Unit alongside partners Whitey, Major, Betsy, and Ike.

All of K.P.D.’s current K-9s are considered dual-purpose dogs, meaning that they are cross-trained in both Patrol (apprehension, tracking, article and building search, personal protection, agility, etc.) and Detection (of either narcotics or explosives). Dual-purpose dogs require extensive initial and ongoing training in order to keep their abilities sharp and maintain required certifications. All K.P.D. K-9s and their handlers maintain annual certification through either the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) or the North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA).

Dogs in general are wonderfully loyal creatures, but police dogs in particular are spectacular examples of the species. Everyone (except perhaps the bad guys) loves the police dogs. Children want to pet them, while adults watch in awe as they demonstrate their athletic prowess. And while much is often said regarding their training, abilities, lineage, accomplishments, and even their handlers, the essential and sometimes critical behind the scenes veterinary care that they receive is all too often overlooked.

The Kingsport Police Department recently took steps to correct this oversight. On January 17, 2017 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Dr. Michael A. “Andy” Cherry and Cherry Point Animal Hospital were officially given the credit and recognition they have so diligently earned and so rightfully deserve.

Alderman Tom Parham presented Dr. Cherry with a Proclamation and Chief David Quillin presented him with a plaque in honor of the outstanding veterinary care, attention, and support provided to the dogs currently serving actively with the Kingsport Police Department K-9 Unit, as well as several retired dogs, still residing with their former handlers.

For approximately the past five years, Dr. Cherry has truly gone above and beyond, making himself available outside of regular business hours on several occasions. His dedication to the K.P.D. K-9 Unit and the superior level of care provided by Cherry Point Animal Hospital have been nothing short of phenomenal and are greatly appreciated.

Officer David Johnson (former handler of Sinko and current handler of Nim), Officer Ken Jackson (current handler of Roi), Officer Billy Boyd (former handler of Macho and current handler of Reko), Officer Brian Taylor (former handler of both Zak and Axyl), and Sergeant Kevin Hite (former handler of Odus and current K-9 Unit Supervisor and Trainer) were among those also present for Dr. Cherry’s recognition.

Upon the recent retirement of K-9 Axyl, the Kingsport Police Department is currently in the process of selecting and acquiring his replacement. After partnering with two consecutive dogs, Axyl’s former handler, Officer Brian Taylor, has returned to regular duties in the K.P.D. Patrol Division, while Officer Caleb Clawson has been selected to handle the next dog to soon join the ranks of the K.P.D. K-9 Unit.

And finally, a tidbit of K.P.D. historical trivia in honor of the City of Kingsport’s centennial year: The first two dogs to serve in the Kingsport Police Department K-9 Unit in 1969 had rather tough and menacing sounding names…Apache and Satan…and were handled by former Officers Elmer Reed and Glen Shumate respectively.

Pictured left to right in above photograph: Alderman Tom Parham, Officer David Johnson (former handler of Sinko & current handler of Nim), Officer Ken Jackson (current handler of Roi), Dr. Andy Cherry, Officer Billy Boyd (former handler of Macho & current handler of Reko), Officer Brian Taylor (former handler of both Zak and Axyl), Officer Caleb Clawson (future handler of the next K.P.D. K-9 to be acquired), Chief David Quillin (former handler of Wolf), Sgt. Kevin Hite (former handler of Odus and current K-9 Unit Supervisor and Trainer)
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Two Female Suspects in Quasi Home Invasion Type Robbery

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: K.P.D. Searching for Two Female Suspects in Quasi Home Invasion Type Robbery
DATE: January 13, 2017
CASE #: 17-000597
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 10, 2017 at approximately 12:45 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a quasi home invasion type robbery at Cross Creek Apartments, located at 2601 North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the adult male victim who reported the following:

He was lying in bed when he heard a knock at the door. Upon opening the door, he was approached by two women, previously unknown to him, who strangely claimed that they had been calling him repeatedly on the telephone with no answer. He told them that he had received no such calls and that they apparently had him confused with someone else.

They asked to come inside under the premise of using the restroom to which he consented. They engaged in conversation and ended up staying for about an hour “making small-talk.” All of a sudden, one of the women produced a hand-held stun gun and delivered an unprovoked shock to the victim.

A fight ensued during which the victim punched the woman in self-defense. During the struggle, the other woman was running around the apartment yelling, “Where is his wallet?” The victim ran outside and shouted for someone to call the police. He shut the apartment door, hoping to keep them contained inside until police arrival.

Upon arrival, responding officers discovered that the two suspects had escaped from the apartment through a bedroom window, but not before stealing the victim’s cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S6) and his wallet (containing his credit cards, approximately $150 in cash, and his driver license).

The officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail. They did, however, locate blood both inside and outside of the apartment that is believed to have come from the suspect that the victim punched.

The suspects’ descriptions are as follows:

Suspect #1

White Female

Approximately 25 Years of Age

Approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height

Thin Build

Straight, shoulder-length, blonde hair

Unknown Clothing Description

Suspect #2

White female

Unknown Age

Approximately 5 feet 5 inches in height

Approximately 120 pounds in weight

Straight hair, below shoulder, dyed an unnatural dark red

Wearing a dark colored jacket and carrying a dark blue/green purse

Both suspects were smoking cigarettes. The red-haired suspect is believed to have a fresh facial injury sustained during the incident. They were believed to be traveling in a dark colored, older model, Honda or similarly styled vehicle.

Anyone who has any information which may assist Detectives with developing the identities of the suspects in question 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

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Seemingly Minor Traffic Violation Nets Significant Drug Arrest

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: Seemingly Minor Traffic Violation Nets Significant Drug Arrest
DATE: January 13, 2017
CASE #: 17-000759
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 12, 2017 at approximately 11:45 AM, an Officer assigned to the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit was conducting routine traffic enforcement on Fort Henry Drive, near the Interstate 81 interchange, in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. He observed a white 2006 Chevrolet Impala traveling at a high rate of speed, which he estimated to be approximately 60 mph, in a posted 35 mph zone. This was soon confirmed when his radar unit returned a reading of 59 mph.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, identified as James Leon Bradley, Jr. Mr. Bradley immediately confessed to neither having a driver license nor insurance on the vehicle. The license plate displayed on the vehicle was also registered to an entirely different vehicle.

While speaking with Mr. Bradley, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his person and the interior of the vehicle. Mr. Bradley attempted to explain the odor by claiming that his passenger had “smoked a blunt” just moments before the traffic stop. Based upon this information, the officer asked him for permission to search the vehicle, and he consented.

Prior to conducting a physical search, a K.P.D. K-9 handler responded and walked his dog around the exterior of the vehicle. The dog alerted, returning a positive indication for drugs inside the vehicle. During the subsequent physical search of the passenger compartment of the car, the following were found:

1) Green plant material believed to be marijuana

2) Small plastic baggie containing an unknown white powder substance

3) Plastic baggie containing burnt marijuana “joints”

4) Set of digital scales

During a search of the trunk of the car, the following was found:

1) A small black safe

Mr. Bradley stated that he had never accessed the trunk area of his car before. He claimed that he had never seen the safe and told the officers that they “could have it.” The officers placed the safe on the ground and walked the police K-9 around it. The dog alerted, returning a positive indication for drugs inside the safe.

During a search of Mr. Bradley’s person, the following was found:

1) Approximately $1,300 in cash

Mr. Bradley claimed that the cash was from the recent sale of a motorcycle; however, he could not provide any bill of sale or other documentation for this alleged transaction. He also reported that he was currently unemployed.

Detectives from the K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit responded to assist with the investigation. The cash was seized as suspected profits from illegal drug sales. All of the contraband, as well as the still locked safe, were seized as evidence. Mr. Bradley was placed under arrest and transported to the Kingsport City Jail.

A valid search warrant was obtained and executed on the safe. When opened, the following contents were discovered:

1) 12 rounds of unfired .22 caliber ammunition

2) A glass jar

3) 2 baggies of a crystal like substance (believed to be crystal methamphetamine)

4) 3 baggies of a rock like substance (believed to be crack cocaine)

5) 2 baggies of green plant material (believed to be marijuana)

6) A yellow pill (believed to be Xanax)

7) A baggie with an unknown white substance

8) An open box of sandwich baggies

9) A grinder

10) Approximately $240 in cash

11) A razor knife

12) A pack of matches

13) A digital scale box

14) Razor blades

15) A credit card

16) A health insurance card with Mr. Bradley’s name on it.

It is important to note that the insurance card (with his name on it) was mysteriously found in the same safe (that he claimed to have never seen) that was found in the trunk (that he claimed he had never opened) of his own car. Based upon this discovery and the findings of the overall investigation, Mr. Bradley was charged with the following:

1) Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale (Crack Cocaine & Crystal Methamphetamine)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax)

3) Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

5) Maintaining a Dwelling for the Use, Sale, Manufacturing, or Distribution of Narcotics

6) Speeding (59 mph in a 35 mph zone)

7) No Driver License

8) Driving an Unregistered Vehicle

9) Failure to Comply with Financial Responsibility (No Insurance)

He has since been released after posting a $9,000 bond as set by the presiding magistrate.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name James Leon Bradley, Jr.
Age Date of Birth 1/29/1997

19 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 345 Louis Street

Kingsport, TN

and/or

3812 Eastline Drive

Miller Village Apartments # 35

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale (Crack Cocaine & Crystal Methamphetamine)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax)

3) Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

5) Maintaining a Dwelling for the Use, Sale, Manufacturing, or Distribution of Narcotics

6) Speeding (59 mph in a 35 mph zone)

7) No Driver License

8) Driving an Unregistered Vehicle

9) Failure to Comply with Financial Responsibility (No Insurance)

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: I-26 Back Open for Traffic

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: I-26 Back Open for Traffic
DATE: January 13, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 13, 2017 as of approximately 6:00 AM, Interstate 26 westbound at the Rock Springs Road interchange is now back open. All normal traffic patterns will resume.

As previously released:

On January 12, 2017 as of approximately 9:00 PM, the westbound lanes of Interstate 26 at the Rock Springs Road interchange are completely closed and will remain so until further notice to allow for an extensive law enforcement related investigation.

For additional information regarding the surrounding circumstances, please contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit