KPD e-News Release: Surgoinsville Man Wanted for Motor Vehicle Theft

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Surgoinsville Man Wanted for Motor Vehicle Theft
DATE: September 18, 2014
On September 11, 2014 a female resident on Pendleton Street in Kingsport hired Douglas L. Salyer to complete some mechanical work on her 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. She stated that Mr. Salyer came to her house and worked on the vehicle on Saturday, September 13, but he returned the following day and mysteriously drove off in the vehicle, never to return. The vehicle itself has a value of approximately $3,000; however, at the time it was stolen, it also contained approximately $500 worth of tools and stereo equipment belonging to the victim.

The vehicle was located and recovered in the parking lot of Price Less Foods in Weber City, Virginia on Wednesday, September 17 by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office; however, the additional personal property had been removed from the vehicle. K.P.D. Detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest, charging him with theft over $1,000. He is also wanted on a separate outstanding warrant out of Sullivan County for a violation of probation based on a previous conviction for burglary and a litany of other charges.

Neither the victim nor K.P.D. Detectives have been able to locate Mr. Salyer since the date of the theft. He is described as a 36 year old white male, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches in height, weighing approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos on his arms and chest. His last known address was 4070 Stanley Valley Road in Surgoinsville.

Detectives are asking anyone who knows Mr. Salyer’s whereabouts to contact them in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Name Douglas L. Salyer
Age Date of Birth 12/13/1977

36 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 4070 Stanley Valley Road

Surgoinsville, TN



5 feet 11 inches/180 pounds
Hair/Eyes Brown/Brown
Charge(s) Theft of Property over $1,000 (Felony)

Also Wanted on Outstanding Sullivan County Warrant for Violation of Probation

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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