KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Vandalism to Gas Station

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 Investigating Vandalism to Gas Station
DATE: October 26, 2020
CASE #: 20-021060
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Detectives are investigating an incident of extensive vandalism to a Shell gas station and convenience store, located at 220 Carolina Pottery Drive in Kingsport. Investigators have obtained surveillance video footage showing three individuals whom they are hoping to identify in connection to this investigation. All three individuals were traveling in what appeared to be a black Honda 4-door sedan.

Screen shots of these individuals have been included in this release, while clips of the actual video have also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel accessible via the links below:

https://youtu.be/dm2YQJ3Y72w

https://youtu.be/PEPqJeR3juY

https://youtu.be/ynD_TNt9pBE

Anyone who recognizes any of them 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

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Requesting for Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing Mother and Three Possibly Endangered Children (Update)

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 Requesting for Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing Mother and Three Possibly Endangered Children (Update)
DATE: October 23, 2020
CASE #: 20-022375
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Whitney Elliot and all three of her children have been found safe and are no longer considered missing or endangered.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is requesting citizen assistance in locating a mother, Whitney Elliot, and her three young children, Cloe Barnette, Creed Elliot, and Zandyn Elliot (ages 3, 2, and 1 respectively).

Ms. Elliot failed to appear in court yesterday, and her whereabouts, as well as the whereabouts of her three children, are currently unknown. As such, Ms. Elliot is considered missing, and her three children are considered missing and endangered.

They are believed to possibly be traveling in a silver Kia Sedona minivan of unknown year with unknown license plate number.

A photograph of Ms. Elliot is included in this release. No photographs of the children are available at this time.

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for these individuals and their vehicle. Anyone who sees them or knows their possible current whereabouts is asked to make every possible effort to keep them in sight and contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.

The Kingsport Police Department can be reached by calling the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111 or simply 911 if emergency conditions exist.

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 investigation is still in its infancy; therefore, very limited information is available at this time. This news release will be supplemented with additional details, descriptions, and photographs if and when they become available.

MISSING MOTHER INFORMATION
Name Whitney Elliot
Age 31 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN

MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
Name Cloe Barnette
Age 3 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN
Clothing Unknown

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
Name Creed Elliot
Age 2 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN
Clothing Unknown

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
Name Zandyn Elliot
Age 1 Year of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN
Clothing Unknown

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

POSSIBLE VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Kia
Model Sedona
Year Unknown
Type Minivan
Color Silver
License # Unknown
Other N/A

(NO PHOTOGRAPH OF VEHICLE AVAILABLE 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: Kingsport Police Requesting for Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing Mother and Three Possibly Endangered Children

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 Requesting for Citizens to Be on the Lookout for Missing Mother and Three Possibly Endangered Children
DATE: October 22, 2020
CASE #: Pending
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting citizen assistance in locating a mother, Whitney Elliot, and her three young children, Cloe Barnette, Creed Elliot, and Zandyn Elliot (ages 3, 2, and 1 respectively).

Ms. Elliot failed to appear in court yesterday, and her whereabouts, as well as the whereabouts of her three children, are currently unknown. As such, Ms. Elliot is considered missing, and her three children are considered missing and endangered.

They are believed to possibly be traveling in a silver Kia Sedona minivan of unknown year with unknown license plate number.

A photograph of Ms. Elliot is included in this release. No photographs of the children are available at this time.

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for these individuals and their vehicle. Anyone who sees them or knows their possible current whereabouts is asked to make every possible effort to keep them in sight and contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.

The Kingsport Police Department can be reached by calling the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111 or simply 911 if emergency conditions exist.

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 investigation is still in its infancy; therefore, very limited information is available at this time. This news release will be supplemented with additional details, descriptions, and photographs if and when they become available.

MISSING MOTHER INFORMATION
Name Whitney Elliot
Age 31 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN

MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
Name Cloe Barnette
Age 3 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN
Clothing Unknown

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
Name Creed Elliot
Age 2 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN
Clothing Unknown

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
Name Zandyn Elliot
Age 1 Year of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

Unknown
Hair/Eyes Unknown
Residency Kingsport, TN
Clothing Unknown

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

POSSIBLE VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Kia
Model Sedona
Year Unknown
Type Minivan
Color Silver
License # Unknown
Other N/A

(NO PHOTOGRAPH OF VEHICLE AVAILABLE 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: Detectives Attempting to Identify Shoplifters Who Struck Employee with Vehicle

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Shoplifters Who Struck Employee with Vehicle
DATE: October 5, 2020
CASE #: 20-020409
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 24, 2020 at approximately 5:00 PM, two suspects (one white male adult, one white female adult) shoplifted several articles of clothing (approximately $300 value) from Dunham’s Sports in the Fort Henry Mall, located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The suspects retreated to a “beat up” older model Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was waiting for them just outside the store entrance.

That vehicle was driven by separate white female adult accomplice. When an employee approached the vehicle and attempted to detain the suspects, the driver accelerated, striking the employee and knocking him to the ground resulting in minor injuries. The suspects then fled the scene.

Photos of the shoplifting suspects, captured on store surveillance video, have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes either of them, or the description of their getaway vehicle, 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

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for Communications Specialist in Kingsport Central Dispatch

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for Communications Specialist in Kingsport Central Dispatch
DATE: October 5, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport is currently accepting applications for the position of Communications Specialist to serve in the Kingsport 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center. Communications Specialists, also known as Dispatchers, are the calm, yet highly trained, voice on the phone whenever a citizen calls 9-1-1 for assistance in an emergency.

Starting salary is $14.78 per hour or $30,754 annually. Pay incentives are negotiable for applicants with prior 9-1-1 dispatch experience. 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.

Applications are being accepted through Sunday, October 18, 2020. All applications must be submitted online by visiting the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

The Communications Specialists of Kingsport Central Dispatch process roughly a quarter of a million telephone calls annually. Approximately twenty percent (50,000) of these calls are emergency calls to 9-1-1. Although a division of the Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Central Dispatch also provides services for the Kingsport Fire Department, Sullivan County E.M.S., Kingsport Life Saving Crew, and other city departments and functions.

Kingsport Central Dispatch moved into the current 7,500 square foot, state-of-the-art, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center in Downtown Kingsport in October 2015. Central Dispatch had previously been housed in a cramped 1,000 square foot space on the second floor of the Kingsport Justice Center since 1989. Prior to that, Central Dispatch operated out of the basement of the Civic Auditorium.

Kingsport Central Dispatch personnel serve under the supervision of the Executive Director of Kingsport 9-1-1, and include a Communications Supervisor, a Technical Services Coordinator, 4 Shift Leaders, and more than a dozen Communications Specialists, all of whom are Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certified.

For additional information regarding Kingsport Central Dispatch, please visit the following links:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Department/Administrative_Bureau/Central_Dispatch/

http://Kingsport911.org/

For assistance with the application process, please contact the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department by calling 423-229-9401. For questions regarding the position of Communications Specialist/Dispatcher, please call the Executive Director of Kingsport 9-1-1 at 423-229-9358.

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 Attempting to Locate Missing Teenager

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 Teenager
DATE: October 5, 2020
CASE #: 20-20641
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of September 28, 2020, Joshua Erdley (14 year old white male juvenile) was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department. Investigators have no reason to suspect foul play at this time.

Anyone who knows 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 Joshua Erdley
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
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: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teenager (Reissue)

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. Attempting to Locate Missing Teenager (Reissue)
DATE: October 5, 2020
CASE #: 20-015610
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This is a reissuance of an earlier news release regarding a missing juvenile. Lee Charles Troupe remains missing. Foul play is not suspected.

Anyone who sees him, or who 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

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is asking area residents to help be on the lookout for a 17 year old juvenile, Lee Charles Troupe, who was reported missing by a family member. He was last seen on the evening of July 8th; however, he was not reported missing until two weeks later on July 22nd.

While the Kingsport Police Department has no reason to suspect foul play in this case, due to his minor age, Detectives are making every possible effort to locate him. A photo and description have been included in this release.

Anyone who sees him, or who 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 Lee Charles Troupe
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

6 feet

130 pounds

Hair/Eyes Black Hair

Brown 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: Detectives Investigating Burglary to Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Investigating Burglary to Dobyns-Bennett High School
DATE: October 2, 2020
CASE #: 20-019888
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Department Detectives are requesting citizen assistance in identifying a suspect in an investigation surrounding a burglary to Dobyns-Bennett High School, located at 1 Tribe Way in Kingsport. The incident occurred during the early morning hours on September 15, 2020.

The suspect apparently walked throughout the majority of the school; however, the only things reported stolen were a jar of loose change and several snack items from a Special Education classroom.

Images of the suspect, captured on school surveillance cameras, 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

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Scheme Involving Pre-Paid Visa Cards

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Scheme Involving Pre-Paid Visa Cards
DATE: September 18, 2020
CASE #: 20-019339
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Detectives are attempting to identify a black female suspect who is believed to be responsible for swindling two local store clerks into loading nearly $1,000 in funds onto pre-paid Visa cards without actually paying for either transaction. The suspect was obviously educated on the process of activating and funding the cards and used this knowledge to deceive the clerks.

One of these incidents occurred on September 8, 2020 at approximately 2:00 PM at the Roadrunner Market, located at 101 Hospitality Place in Kingsport, while the other incident occurred on September 9, 2020 at approximately 4:30 PM at Dollar General, located at 1649 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect is believed to be traveling in a white Audi 4-door sedan, possibly a mid-2000s model.

Photos of the suspect, taken from store surveillance video, have been included in this release, while a clip of the actual footage has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/FBqllwSzBso

Anyone who recognizes her or the description of her vehicle 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 these or any other cases 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

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Release Surveillance Video in Attempt to Identify Auto Burglary Suspect

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 Release Surveillance Video in Attempt to Identify Auto Burglary Suspect
DATE: September 18, 2020
CASE #: 20-019050
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 5, 2020 at approximately 9:15 PM, nearly $6,000 in personal property (power tools, fishing gear, and clothing) was stolen from where it had been left unsecured in the bed of a pickup truck that was parked in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

Surveillance video captured footage of a white male suspect believed to be responsible for the crime. He was traveling in a white Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle, that was driven by a white female accomplice. Photos taken from that footage have been include in this release, while a clip of the actual video has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/fDzgXbouBxs

Anyone who recognizes either individual or their vehicle 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

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

ThomasMPatton