KPD e-Press Release: Kingsport Police in Search of Suspect Wanted for Multiple Felony Incidents

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Kingsport Police in Search of Suspect Wanted for Multiple Felony Incidents
Date & Time of Release February 7, 2014

2:00 PM

Location of Incidents City of Kingsport (See Narrative)

Wanted Suspect Information

Name Rodney Ray “Baby Ray” Gilbert
Date of Birth/Age 1/4/1977

37 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Last Known Address 1022 Reedy Place

Kingsport, TN

Height/Weight 5’7”

155 lbs.

Build Slim
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Facial Hair Thin Mustache and Goatee
Vehicle Information Charcoal Gray Volkswagen Beetle

or

Gray Honda Civic with Custom Wheels

WANTED SUSPECT

Rodney Ray “Baby Ray” Gilbert

General Narrative

Kingsport Police are searching for a suspect who is wanted for multiple felony incidents.

Kingsport Police are searching for Rodney Ray “Baby Ray” Gilbert, who is currently wanted for:

1) Kidnapping

2) Aggravated Robbery

3) Auto Burglary (3 Counts)

4) Theft Over $1,000 (2 Counts)

5) Felony Vandalism (2 Counts)

These charges stem from several investigations into multiple incidents reported to the Kingsport Police Department over the past month.

The Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, and one of the Theft over $1,000 charges result from an incident that occurred on January 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM at 808 Teasel Drive, Apartment #5. Mr. Gilbert and an accomplice “hog tied” an adult male victim and robbed him at gun point of cash and other personal property.

The Auto Burglary and Felony Vandalism charges result from an incident that occurred on January 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM at 2049 Stonebrook Place in Kingsport. Mr. Gilbert broke into three vehicles and stole personal property while the owners worshiped in a nearby church.

The final Theft over $1,000 charge results from an incident that occurred on February 4, 2014 at 3:00 AM at Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. Mr. Gilbert shoplifted miscellaneous camping equipment with of value of approximately $1,300.

Based on one of his recent crimes, Mr. Gilbert should be considered armed and dangerous.

A photo of Mr. Gilbert is attached to this release. He is a 37 year old white male, with a slim build, approximately 5’7” in height, with a weight of approximately 155 pounds. He has blue eyes and short blonde hair and has a thin mustache and goatee.

His last known address is 1022 Reedy Place in Kingsport. Mr. Gilbert is believed to be driving either a charcoal gray Volkswagen Beetle or a Gray Honda Civic with custom wheels.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Rodney Ray “Baby Ray” Gilbert 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

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