KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Two Additional Suspects in Sunday Afternoon Pharmacy Robbery

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Searching for Two Additional Suspects in Sunday Afternoon Pharmacy Robbery
DATE: May 7, 2015
CASE #: 15-008982
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Two additional suspects have been implicated in the Sunday afternoon robbery of CVS Pharmacy, located at 128 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. Kingsport Police Detectives have obtained warrants charging William Daniel Sams and Stephen Alan Wright with Aggravated Robbery. Christopher J. Fox has already been arrested for Aggravated Robbery in this incident.

During the investigation, Detectives determined that immediately following the robbery, Mr. Fox entered the back seat of a vehicle and fled the scene. The getaway vehicle was also occupied by Mr. Sams and Mr. Wright. Further inquiry has confirmed that all three individuals were involved in the robbery.

Mr. Sams and Mr. Wright are still at large. Photos of these two wanted suspects are included in this release. Anyone who may know where they can be located is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

As previously released:

Based largely on citizen tips that were received following an initial news release, K.P.D. Detectives developed Christopher J. Fox as a suspect in the Sunday afternoon robbery of CVS Pharmacy. On May 4, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM, Mr. Fox was arrested at his residence for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Kingsport City Jail. He currently remains incarcerated awaiting arraignment. Some of the stolen property has been recovered. This incident remains under investigation.

As previously released:

On May 3, 2015 at approximately 3:25 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to an armed robbery of CVS Pharmacy, located at 128 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. During the subsequent investigation they learned that an unknown white male suspect had entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter. He presented a note which claimed that he was armed and demanded specific prescription medication. The pharmacy personnel complied with the suspect’s demands, and he fled the scene with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medication.

Photographs of the suspect captured on surveillance video are included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any additional information which may help solve this case, is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

Detectives are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation; therefore, no additional information will be released at this time.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION (ARRESTED)
Name Christopher J. Fox
Age Date of Birth 9/2/1985

29 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 514 Stapleton Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Robbery

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION (WANTED/STILL AT LARGE)
Name William Daniel Sams
Age Date of Birth 9/8/1987)

27 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet in height

185 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair/Hazel Eyes
Last Known Address 213 Emmett Street, Apartment #7

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Robbery

SUSPECT #3 INFORMATION (WANTED/STILL AT LARGE)
Name Stephen Alan Wright
Age Date of Birth 11/29/1985

29 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet, 9 inches in height

190 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair/Hazel Eyes
Residency 337 Gibbs Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Robbery

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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