KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Discovery of Adult Human Remains

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Discovery of Adult Human Remains
DATE: June 23, 2021
CASE #: 21-012912
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 23, 2021 at approximately 12:00 Noon, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the 1600 block of Rock Springs Road in Kingsport in reference to the discovery of human remains, believed to be that of an adult male, found in a wooded area on an abandoned rural residential property.

Following a thorough on-site investigation, the decedent was sent to the East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine for forensic analysis by a medical examiner in an attempt to determine positive identification and establish cause of death.

In the meantime, the associated investigation continues to be active and ongoing by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. As such, no further details are currently available for release. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teen

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teen
DATE: June 22, 2021
CASE #: 21-012603
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of June 19, 2021, Preston Isbell-Pulliam was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department. While foul play is not suspected at this time, every possible effort is being made to locate him.

His photograph and physical and clothing description are included below. He was last seen in the 200 block of Compton Terrace in Kingsport.

Anyone who sees him, or may know his 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 JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Preston Isbell-Pulliam
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet

280 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown hair

Blue eyes

Other Description Possibly carrying a backpack
Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Blue Champion shirt

Black athletic shorts

Black Nike shoes

Last Known Location 200 block of Compton Terrace

Kingsport, TN

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody Following Attempted Kidnapping Incident

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody Following Attempted Kidnapping Incident
DATE: June 19, 2021
CASE #: 21-012449
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 17, 2021 at approximately 11:30 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to an attempted abduction at a residence in the 3900 block of Skyland Drive in Kingsport. The subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A 12 year old boy was mowing the yard when he observed a maroon car drive past the residence. The car soon returned and pulled into the driveway. The suspect, who was not previously known to him, exited the car and quickly approached him yelling, “Come here boy!” and reached out to grab him.

The boy retreated through the garage and into the house. The suspect pursued him into the garage and attempted to gain entry into the home. The boy’s mother was eventually able to persuade the suspect to leave after threatening to call the police. The boy was not injured during the incident.

After further investigation, Officers were able to positively identify Tonie M. Hammonds as the suspect in question. A warrant was obtained, charging him with 1) Attempted Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, 2) Aggravated Burglary, and 3) Simple Assault. He has also been charged with Violation of Probation related to a previous theft conviction.

On the afternoon of June 19, 2021, Mr. Hammonds was taken into custody without incident at the Kingsport Justice Center. As of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail, pending arraignment, with no current eligibility for bond.

As this remains an open and active investigation with prosecution pending, no additional information, to include a possible motive, will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Tonie M. Hammonds
Age Date of Birth 11/28/1962

58 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) 1) Attempted Especially Aggravated Kidnapping

2) Aggravated Burglary

3) Simple Assault

4) Violation of Probation

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not released due to minor age
Age 12 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting Incident

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting Incident
DATE: June 18, 2021
CASE #: 21-012504
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 18, 2021 at approximately 2:20 AM, multiple Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a shooting incident in the 800 and 900 blocks of Dale Street in Kingsport.

The subsequent investigation revealed that at least four residences and three vehicles had been struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses stated that the unidentified suspect(s) fired multiple shots from a passing vehicle that was described as a white sport utility vehicle with black trim and a spare tire on the back.

This remains an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone who has any information to assist with this investigation, locate the described vehicle, or identify the suspect(s) responsible is asked to contact Detectives 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Suspects Sought in Coin Laundry Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspects Sought in Coin Laundry Burglary
DATE: June 18, 2021
CASE #: 21-009334
GENERAL NARRATIVE
During the overnight hours of May 6-7, 2021 two white male suspects burglarized a locked storage room at the Lost Sock Laundry located at 733 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspects then vandalized a change safe and stole over $100 in coins.

The suspects were captured on surveillance video at the scene of the crime. Photos of the suspects, taken from that footage, have been included in this release. Clips of the actual surveillance video have also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/PPIwLvPAoNc

https://youtu.be/CWfhpQ3aROE

Anyone who recognizes either of them 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Wanted Fugitives, Significant Drug Seizure, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Wanted Fugitives, Significant Drug Seizure, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle
DATE: June 17, 2021
CASE #: 21-012252

Pictured left to right in the above photo: Patrol Officer Bailey Malone, K-9 Reko, Patrol Officer/K-9 Handler Billy Boyd, and an assortment of drugs and paraphernalia seized on a recent traffic stop
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 14, 2021, just before midnight, a Kingsport Police Patrol Officer made a routine traffic stop on a white 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer as it turned from East Center Street onto Dale Street in Kingsport. While the reason for the initial traffic stop was that the displayed license plate was registered to a completely different vehicle, the Officer soon learned that the Trailblazer had been reported stolen.

Upon further investigation, the Officer determined that both occupants, Jonathan M. Skeen—driver and Natasha R. Cradic—passenger, were fugitives wanted on active arrest warrants out of Wise County, Virginia for extensive dangerous drug offenses. Mr. Skeen also did not have a valid driver license.

Both suspects were promptly taken into custody. Soon thereafter, a K.P.D. K-9 Handler arrived on scene as backup. K-9 Reko, a Belgian Malinois, was deployed and alerted to an odor presence of narcotics around the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed over 25 grams of a white crystalline substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a quantity of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a variety of different pills (some of which were Suboxone), and assorted unlawful drug paraphernalia to include digital scales, pipes, baggies, straws, rubber tubing, and syringes.

Based upon these findings, both suspects were booked into the Kingsport City Jail on a litany of charges which are itemized below. They have since been transported to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville where they each remain confined in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Jonathan M. Skeen
Age Date of Birth 5/12/1987

34 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Mount Carmel, TN
Charge(s) 1) Fugitive from Justice for Crime in Another State

2) Possession of Stolen Property

3) Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

5) Driving While in Possession of Methamphetamine

6) Possession of a Legend Drug

7) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug

8) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Drugs are Used, Sold, or Manufactured

9) No or Expired Driver License

10) Violation of Registration

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Natasha R. Cradic
Age Date of Birth 3/22/1984

37 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) 1) Fugitive from Justice for Crime in Another State

2) Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Possession of a Legend Drug

5) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide (Update #2)

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide (Update #2)
DATE: June 10, 2021
CASE #: 21-009923
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #2: On June 10, 2021 Zachery Felton was taken into custody in New Orleans, Louisiana. As of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains incarcerated in New Orleans, awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Marshals Service for their invaluable assistance with Mr. Felton’s apprehension.

As this remains an active investigation with pending prosecution, absolutely no additional details will be released at this time.

As previously released:

Update: On May 15, 2021 at approximately 6:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a residence in the 500 block of Bays View Court in Kingsport in reference to a shooting incident. Upon their arrival, Officers located the resident, Amber N. Schwenk, inside the home, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives were soon able to identify Zachery Felton as the person responsible. Mr. Felton had already left the scene prior to police arrival, but Detectives have obtained a warrant, charging him with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Vandalism of a Monitoring Device, and 3) Vandalism.

Based upon the investigation thus far, it is evident that the suspect and victim were acquainted with one another prior to this incident. This appears to have been an isolated incident, so there is no reason at this time to believe that there is any immediate danger to the public at large.

As of the time of issuance of this release, Mr. Felton remains wanted and at large; however, Detectives have strong reason to believe that he has fled the state. Due to the charges against him, and the nature of this incident, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information which could potentially assist with this investigation or help locate Mr. Felton 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

This remains an active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division; therefore, absolutely no additional details, to include possible motives, will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On May 15, 2021 at approximately 6:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a residence in the 500 block of Bays View Court in Kingsport in reference to a shooting incident. Upon their arrival, Officers located an adult female inside the home, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Based upon the investigation thus far, this appears to have been an isolated incident, so there is no reason at this time to believe that there is any immediate danger to the public at large.

An active investigation is currently underway by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division; however, absolutely no additional details, to include identities or motives, are available for release at this time. Further information will be released as it develops and at an appropriate point in the investigation.

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Zachery Felton
Age Date of Birth 4/14/1985

36 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 11 inches

160 pounds

Hair/Eyes Black hair

Brown eyes

Charge(s) 1) First Degree Murder

2) Vandalism of a Monitoring Device

3) Vandalism

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Amber N. Schwenk
Age 40 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal Gunshot Wound
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Motorist Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Motorist Killed in Single Vehicle Crash
DATE: May 29, 2021
CASE #: 21-011019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of May 29, 2021 the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Pearl Lane near Browder Road in Kingsport. While it is currently unknown exactly what time the crash occurred, it was discovered at approximately 6:00 AM. The findings of the investigation thus far are as follows:

A gray 2020 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck, believed at this time to be driven and solely occupied by Matthew Paul Chauvin, was eastbound on Pearl Lane, traveling toward Browder Road, when for unknown reason(s) it left the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The truck came to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Mr. Chauvin was killed in the crash.

This incident remains under active and ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit; therefore, no additional details are available for release.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash, or who may have any information that might assist with the associated investigation, is asked to contact K.P.D. Crash Investigators at 423-224-2750 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

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Toyota
Model Tundra
Year 2020
Type Full-size Pickup
Color Gray
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Matthew Paul Chauvin
Age 50 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Bourg, LA
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Two Sought for Vandalism to Police Car

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Sought for Vandalism to Police Car
DATE: May 28, 2021
CASE #: 21-010590
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 23, 2021 a vandalism to a City of Kingsport police cruiser was discovered. The fully marked police car was parked in the Shelby Street parking garage when the rear window was smashed.

A review of surveillance video footage revealed that a white male suspect had deliberately struck and shattered the rear window with an unidentified object as he walked past the car. The suspect appeared to be accompanied by another white male who is also being sought as a person of interest.

Photos of these two individuals are included in this release. In the photos, the suspect is wearing a white sleeveless shirt, while the person of interest is wearing a long-sleeved black t-shirt.

Anyone who recognizes either of these individuals 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) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Motorcyclist Killed in Colonial Heights Crash

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Killed in Colonial Heights Crash
DATE: May 25, 2021
CASE #: 21-010737
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 25, 2021 at approximately 12:00 Noon, the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 4100 block of Fort Henry Drive, in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A blue 2003 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle, operated and solely ridden by Brian W. Dunn, was southbound on Fort Henry Drive. Meanwhile, a white 2014 Honda CRV, driven and solely occupied by Phyllis R. Laney, was northbound on Fort Henry Drive. Ms. Laney attempted a left turn toward a private property and turned her SUV into the path of the oncoming motorcycle resulting in a collision. Mr. Dunn was killed in the crash. Ms. Laney was not injured.

This incident remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with possible charges pending; therefore, absolutely no additional details are currently available for release.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model CRV
Year 2014
Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Phyllis R. Laney
Age 71 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Suzuki
Model GSXR
Year 2003
Type Motorcycle
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Operator Name Brian W. Dunn
Age 34 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton