KPD e-News Release: Reward Offered in Construction Trailer Arson Incident

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Reward Offered in Construction Trailer Arson Incident
DATE: May 22, 2014
A reward is being offered in a recent construction trailer arson incident. J.A. Street and Associates has offered a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this incident.

On May 6, 2014 at approximately 3:00 AM, representatives of the Kingsport Police and Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at the construction site of the future Tri-Cities Crossing (formerly named Heritage Point) commercial shopping development located in the vicinity of the Interstate 26/Interstate 81 interchange. Responding units found a construction trailer fully engulfed in flames. A second fire, believed to be directly related to the first, was located in a brush pile approximately 100 yards away.

Kingsport Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish both fires; however, the construction trailer, owned by J.A. Street and Associates, received extensive damage in excess of $10,000.

K.P.D. and K.F.D. Arson Investigators were able to determine that the fires were deliberately set. Kingsport Police Detectives are seeking any new details that may lead them to a suspect in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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