KPD e-News Release: Suspect Arrested in K-Mart Pharmacy Robbery Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Suspect Arrested in K-Mart Pharmacy Robbery Investigation
DATE: June 22, 2015
CASE #: 15-012891
On June 20, 2015 at approximately 3:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated man at Olive Garden, located at 1919 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. Upon their arrival at the restaurant, officers located the suspect in question, identified as Tyler J. Holly. A check for warrants on Mr. Holly revealed two outstanding Sullivan County warrants for Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Probation.

During a search of his person, the arresting officers located prescription narcotics consistent with those stolen in the robbery of the K-Mart Pharmacy the previous evening. The officers further noticed that Mr. Holly’s clothing and physical appearance matched that of the robbery suspect. After further investigation, Mr. Holly was charged with Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Kingsport City Jail.

He has since been transferred to the Sullivan County Jail where he remains confined on both the Aggravated Robbery and the other pre-existing charges in lieu of a $25,000 bond as set by the presiding judge.

As previously released:

On June 19, 2015 at approximately 7:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to K-Mart, located at 1805 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to an armed robbery of the store’s pharmacy. The initial investigation revealed that an unknown suspect threatened pharmacy personnel with what was believed to be a handgun and demanded specific prescription medications. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medications.

K.P.D. Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. A review of surveillance video revealed a white male suspect, possibly in his twenties, with dark hair and facial stubble, wearing a red ball cap backwards, a long sleeved white t-shirt, a black vest, baggy dark colored jeans, and dark colored shoes.

Photos of the suspect taken from surveillance video footage have been included in this release. A clip of the actual surveillance video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes this individual, or who may have any additional information which may help Detectives solve this case is asked to contact 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:

Name Tyler J. Holly
Age Date of Birth 5/31/1992

23 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 701 Gravely Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Also Arrested on Two Outstanding Sullivan County Warrants for Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Probation

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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