KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Checking for Additional Victims After Arrest of Three Auto Burglars

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Checking for Additional Victims After Arrest of Three Auto Burglars
DATE: June 7, 2015
CASE #: 15-011859
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 7, 2015 at approximately 3:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to investigate a report of a group of suspicious persons parked in a white 4-door sedan at the cul-de-sac of Chippendale Circle in the Amersham subdivision of the Ridgefields neighborhood in Kingsport. Officers found the vehicle as described, and soon located three individuals, identified as Roman J. Morris, Ryan W. Crawford, and Dakota L. Williamson, on foot in the immediate area.

Further investigation revealed that the three suspects had traveled to that location in the white sedan for the purpose of breaking into vehicles. At least one victim was found in the vicinity, reporting that her car had been rummaged through, her belongings scattered on the floor, and a pair of prescription eye glasses had been stolen.

All three suspects were charged with auto burglary and transported to the Kingsport City Jail. One suspect, Roman J. Morris, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and under the age of 21; therefore, in addition to auto burglary, he was also charged with Public Intoxication and Underage Consumption. At the time of this news release, all three remain confined in jail in lieu of bond.

Believing there could potentially be additional victims who have not yet come forward, K.P.D. is now asking residents of this particular neighborhood to check their vehicles, and contact the Kingsport Police Department if they believe their vehicle was burglarized during the night/morning of June 6/June 7, 2015.

The Kingsport Police Department also continues to urge all citizens to always lock the doors to their vehicles, and always remove any items of value from plain view. Following this simple advice has been proven to easily make the difference in whether or not a particular vehicle is targeted by an auto-burglar.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Roman J. Morris
Age Date of Birth 7/30/1995

19 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1210 Reedy Place

Kingsport, TN

Charges(s) 1) Auto Burglary

2) Public Intoxication

3) Underage Consumption

Bond $7,000

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Ryan W. Crawford
Age Date of Birth 1/23/1993

22 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1210 Reedy Place

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Auto Burglary
Bond $6,000

SUSPECT #3 INFORMATION
Name Dakota L. Williamson
Age Date of Birth 4/22/1996

19 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 842 Teasel Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Auto Burglary
Bond $6,000

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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