KPD e-News Release: Detectives Seeking Information on Trio Traveling in Stolen Kia

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Detectives Seeking Information on Trio Traveling in Stolen Kia
DATE: September 3, 2015
CASE #: 15-018712
On August 27, 2015 at approximately 7:00 PM, a resident of Suncrest Drive in Kingsport reported her gold 2004 Kia Rio stolen. The vehicle was recovered the next day after being found abandoned in the 300 block of Lynn Avenue.

While processing the vehicle for evidence, Detectives located a receipt for a transaction that had occurred on August 27, 2015 at Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive. At the time of the visit to Wal-Mart, a female was driving the stolen Kia, and two passengers, consisting of a white male and a black male, entered Wal-Mart to make a purchase. The female driver remained in the vehicle.

Photographs taken from surveillance video of the two passengers traveling in the stolen vehicle have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes either of them or who may be able to identify their female accomplice 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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