KPD e-News Release: Police Searching for Suspect in Kidnapping Attempt (CORRECTION)

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Police Searching for Suspect in Kidnapping Attempt (CORRECTION)
DATE: August 14, 2014
CORRECTION: The correct incident location is the 400 block of Allen Drive. The original release mistakenly stated Lynn Garden Drive.

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 3:30 PM, a 30 year old white female was standing by the roadside in the 400 block of Allen Drive in Kingsport, in front of Providence Place Apartments, waiting for her children to return home from school on the bus.

While she was waiting, a passing motorist stopped in the roadway, stepped out of his car, and offered her a ride, which she politely declined. The motorist asked her a second time more directly, and she declined again. He continued to offer her a ride over and over, becoming increasingly insistent and agitated. He escalated to the point of ordering her into the car. Upon her final refusal he grabbed her arm and attempted to pull her into his car.

She resisted and tried to pull away, but could not break free from his grasp. She eventually kicked him in order to escape the attempted abduction and ran back to her apartment to call the police.

The suspect fled in his vehicle down Allen Drive toward Tranbarger Drive. Another motorist confirmed the presence of the suspect vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Fortunately the intended victim only suffered an abrasion and redness on her arm.

An extremely detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle can be found in the charts below.

K.P.D. Detectives are asking for anyone who may know the identity of this individual or his whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible in the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or 24 hours a day/7 days a week via Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Name Unknown
Age Older
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Unknown
Build Heavy-Set
Hair Gray/Curly
Facial Hair Gray Bushy Beard
Unique Identifiers Missing Top Front Teeth

Sores on Both Arms

Gate Walks with a Limp
Clothing Greasy White T-Shirt


Camouflage Hat

Make Unknown
Model Unknown
Year Older Model
Type Sedan
Color Dark Gray with Rust All Over
License # Unknown
Other Missing a Hubcap on the Passenger Side

Duct Tape on the Rear Passenger Window

Extremely Loud Exhaust Note (Possibly Missing Muffler)

Name Not Released
Age 30 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Minor Abrasion/Redness on Arm
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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