KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody in Stapleton Drive Homicide Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody in Stapleton Drive Homicide Investigation
DATE: April 21, 2018
CASE #: 18-011851
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at approximately 8:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 524 Stapleton Drive in Kingsport regarding a shooting incident. Upon arrival, they found the resident, Timothy L. Gilliam, recently deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside the home.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene. Detectives began an intensive homicide investigation, working non-stop around the clock, following up on several leads. They were soon able to develop Corey Lee Moore as the suspect responsible. By late Friday evening, April 20, 2018, a warrant had been obtained for his arrest, charging him with First Degree Murder.

Shortly thereafter, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at approximately 12:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers spotted Mr. Moore driving a vehicle into the parking lot of Model City Apartments, located at 1000 Stonegate Road in Kingsport. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

He was transported to the Kingsport City Jail, and is currently being held without bond, pending arraignment. As this remains an active homicide investigation, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no additional details, to include motive, can or will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Corey Lee Moore
Age Date of Birth 8/22/1989

28 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 4805 Highway 11W

Blountville, TN

Charge(s) First Degree Murder

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Timothy L. Gilliam
Age 56 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 524 Stapleton Drive

Kingsport, 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: K.P.D. Investigating Stapleton Drive Shooting as a Homicide

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. Investigating Stapleton Drive Shooting as a Homicide
DATE: April 20, 2018
CASE #: 18-011851
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 19, 2018 at approximately 8:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 524 Stapleton Drive in Kingsport regarding a shooting incident. Upon arrival, they found a 56 year old white male adult victim, recently deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside the residence.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene. Detectives are actively investigating this shooting incident as a homicide and are currently in the process of following up on several leads. The suspect responsible is still unidentified and currently remains at large.

Detectives request for anyone who has any information that may assist with this investigation to please contact them as soon as possible in the K.P.D. 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

As this remains an open, active, and as of now unsolved homicide investigation, it would be premature and irresponsible to release further details concerning the matter at this time. Additional information will be made available at the appropriate point in the investigation.

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. Issues Scam Warning

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. Issues Scam Warning
DATE: April 20, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department has recently been notified by two different citizens who have received similar emails that appear to be a scam. The scam emails originate from the email address trafficcameraviolations@usdot.gov which has been confirmed to not be an official government email address. The subject line of the scam emails reads Moving Violation Recorded by Traffic Camera.

The recipient is falsely informed that they have received a traffic citation for a violation recorded by a traffic camera in Kingsport, Tennessee and must pay a fine. There may also be one or more attachments to the email where the recipient can allegedly view, pay, or appeal the citation. Citizens are strongly discouraged from opening any attachments to these emails, as they could potentially infect the host computer with a virus or spyware.

Anyone who receives such an email regarding a moving violation recorded by a traffic camera in Kingsport should assume that it is a scam. The City of Kingsport does in fact have red light enforcement cameras in operation; however, citations for violations are always sent as paper copies by traditional mail and are never sent electronically by email.

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 Department Investigating Shooting Incident on Stapleton Drive

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 Department Investigating Shooting Incident on Stapleton Drive
DATE: April 19, 2018
CASE #: 18-011851
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 19, 2018 at approximately 8:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 524 Stapleton Drive in Kingsport regarding a shooting incident. Based upon their initial findings, the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene.

Detectives are still in the early stages of their investigation. As such, it would be premature and irresponsible to release further details concerning the matter at this time. Additional information will be made available at the appropriate point in the investigation.

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 Loss of One of Our Own

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: The Loss of One of Our Own
DATE: April 17, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform the citizens of the City of Kingsport that veteran Kingsport Police Officer and beloved long-time Dobyns-Bennett High School Resource Officer, Sean Cornett, passed away unexpectedly today while out of town on vacation. We ask that everyone keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time of grief. Out of respect for the privacy of his family and friends, no additional details will be released at this time.

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. to Participate in Community Drug Take-Back Day Event

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. to Participate in Community Drug Take-Back Day Event
DATE: April 16, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department will be participating in a community drug take-back event. This event will take place in the parking lot of the V.O. Dobbins Complex, located at 301 Louis Street, in the Riverview neighborhood of Kingsport.

This event is sponsored by the United Way of Greater Kingsport, the Kingsport Police Department, and the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition. The event will also include a Community Resource Fair with participation from the Sullivan County Health Department, New Vision Youth, Central Baptist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Upper East Tennessee Human Development, South Central Kingsport Neighborhood Redevelopment, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport.

Between now and Saturday, April 28th, all area residents are encouraged to go through their medicine cabinets and inventory their medications. This community drug take-back event is open to the public and is a prime opportunity and the preferred method to safely dispose of any medications that are no longer needed.

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors two National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days each year, in April and October. National Prescription Drug Take Back Days aim to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

While the DEA does recognize these two annual days, at the Kingsport Police Department, we like to think of every day as Take-Back Day. K.P.D. has been participating in drug take-back initiatives since 2010 and installed a permanent drug collection box in the lobby of the Kingsport Justice Center, located at 200 Shelby Street in Downtown Kingsport, in 2012. Our box is accessible 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year. To date, K.P.D. has been able to safely incinerate over 10,000 pounds (5 tons) of leftover, unwanted, or expired medications.

The goals of this program are to keep drugs off the street, prevent overdoses and accidental poisonings, and avoid environmental contamination. Drugs that can be accepted include prescription, over the counter (OTC), vitamins, herbals, supplements, and veterinary medications. Items that are preferably not accepted through this program include needles or sharps, biohazard materials, and illegal drugs.

For more information on the DEA’s National Take-Back Day initiative, please visit the following links:

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

https://takebackday.dea.gov/

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 Solicit Tips in Construction Site Theft 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 Solicit Tips in Construction Site Theft Investigation
DATE: April 16, 2018
CASE #: 18-010789
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Department Detectives are soliciting citizen tips in a construction site theft investigation.

Officers were called to the construction site of The Blake Assisted Living Center, located at 3308 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. Sometime between 1:30 PM on April 7, 2018 and 7:30 AM on April 8, 2018 a white Homesteader box-style utility trailer was stolen from the site.

The trailer itself had a value of approximately $1,300, but at the time it was stolen, it housed nearly $4,000 in tools. The list of stolen tools includes, but is not necessarily limited to, four (4) Hitachi nail guns, a Milwaukee nail gun, a Hitachi drill, and a Hitachi air compressor.

At the time it was stolen, the trailer displayed Oklahoma license plate number 8P3938. The “Homesteader” logo was also prominently displayed on the rear of the trailer. Photos of the trailer and the logo are included in this release.

Anyone who has any information which may help lead Detectives to any of the stolen property or a potential suspect 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

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

ThomasMPatton