KPD e-Press Release: Suspect’s Identity Released in Attempted Murder Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Suspect’s Identity Released in Attempted Murder Investigation
Date of Release September 10, 2013
Date & Time of Incident September 1, 2013

Approximately 3:15 PM

Location of Incident 1338 Holyoke Street

Kingsport, TN

Victim Carolyn Morris


64 Years of Age

Injuries Multiple Lacerations to Neck and Arm

Suspect Information

Name Michael D. Ford II
Date of Birth/Age 8/12/1975

38 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Last Known Address 304 Kincaid Street

Kingsport, TN

Height 6’1”
Weight Approximately 175 lbs.
Build Slim
Hair Red
Eyes Hazel
Facial Hair Goatee
Weapon(s) Used Knife
Vehicle Information Older model two door hatchback

Red in color

General Narrative

A suspect has been identified in the Holyoke Street attempted murder investigation.

As previously released, on September 1, 2013 at approximately 3:15 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 1338 Holyoke Street in Kingsport in reference to a stabbing incident.

A subsequent investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division has revealed the following:

The suspect, Michael D. Ford II, went to this residence and asked the victim, Carolyn Morris, to borrow some money for gas. Mr. Ford and Ms. Morris were acquaintances, so she invited him in and gave him a small amount of money.

Mr. Ford became enraged by the small amount and demanded that Ms. Morris give him all of her money. Ms. Morris attempted to leave the residence; however, Mr. Ford closed the door and prevented her exit. When Ms. Morris attempted to escape through the rear of the house via the kitchen, Mr. Ford produced a knife and stabbed her several times in the neck and arm. Ms. Morris suffered from multiple lacerations and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment.

Michael D. Ford II is wanted by the Kingsport Police Department on the following charges:

1) Attempted First Degree Murder

2) Especially Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Especially Aggravated Robbery

Mr. Ford was last known to reside with his mother at 304 Kincaid Street in Kingsport, and he is believed to drive an older model two-door hatchback that is red in color.

This individual should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Mr. Ford is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit


Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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