KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Person
DATE: October 2, 2015
CASE #: 15-021214
The Kingsport Police Department is currently attempting to locate Robert H. Atchley, who was recently reported missing by his mother. Mr. Atchley was last seen by his mother at their Barnett Drive residence in Kingsport on September 27, 2015 at approximately 6:30 AM. She said that he awakened her to tell her that he wasn’t feeling well and had a ride on the way to take him to the hospital. She has tried to call him several times since with no answer. She later received a series of text messages from his phone which caused her to believe that someone else might be in possession of his phone and to be concerned for his overall welfare.

An investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division has determined that there was no record of Mr. Atchley having sought treatment at any area hospitals. He is best described as a 22 year old white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 180 pounds. A photograph of Mr. Atchley is included in this release. Anyone who knows his whereabouts or who may have any information which may help Detectives locate him 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 Robert H. Atchley
Age 22 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White


6 feet

180 pounds



Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Residency Barnett Drive

Kingsport, TN

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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