KPD e-News Release: Two Female Suspects Arrested in Kohl’s Felony Shoplifting and Assault Incident

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Two Female Suspects Arrested in Kohl’s Felony Shoplifting and Assault Incident
DATE: October 23, 2015
CASE #: 15-021830
On October 21, 2015 Kingsport Police Detectives obtained warrants charging both Kara Aleisha Rachelle Standifer and Natasha Shay Nicole Rogers with Theft over $500 (Felony Shoplifting) and Simple Assault. These charges comes as a result of an ongoing investigation into an incident that occurred at Kohl’s on October 6, 2015. On October 22, 2015 at approximately 10:30 PM, both suspects turned themselves in at the Kingsport City Jail. Following processing, they were transferred to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville, TN where they each currently remain incarcerated in lieu of a $3,750 bond as set by the presiding judge. For additional information regarding this case, see below.

As previously released on October 16, 2015:

As a result of numerous citizen tips, both suspects in this case have been identified, and charges are pending.

As previously released on October 15, 2015:

On October 6, 2015 at approximately 2:00 PM, two female suspects shoplifted a felonious amount of merchandise from Kohl’s in the Kingsport Pavilion Shopping Complex, located at 2626 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The women concealed the merchandise (assorted clothing and makeup items) in their purses and exited the store with no attempt to pay.

When a loss prevention officer attempted to detain them at their vehicle, one of the women slammed his hand in the driver’s side door, while the other woman punched him and clawed at his face with her fingernails, leaving several scratches and abrasions. The first suspect then exited the vehicle and kicked the loss prevention officer in the groin.

The suspects fled the scene in their vehicle, which was believed to be a silver Suzuki sport utility vehicle with a Virginia issued license plate. One of the suspects is a white female with blonde hair and average build, while the other suspect is a more heavy-set white female with brown hair.

The suspects were captured on surveillance video during the incident. Photos taken from that footage have been included in this release. A clip from the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes either of these individuals or who may have any additional information which may help detectives solve this case is asked to call the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or 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 Kara Aleisha Rachelle Standifer
Age Date of Birth 3/14/1993

22 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 119 North Ford Street

Pennington Gap, Virginia

Charge(s) 1) Theft over $500 (Felony Shoplifting)

2) Simple Assault

Name Natasha Shay Nicole Rogers
Age Date of Birth 10/25/1988

26 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 1405 Cooney Hollow Road

Jonesville, Virginia

Charge(s) 1) Theft over $500 (Felony Shoplifting)

2) Simple Assault

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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