KPD e-News Release: Tip Leads Kingsport Officers to Wanted Fugitives and Meth Lab

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Tip Leads Kingsport Officers to Wanted Fugitives and Meth Lab
DATE: February 26, 2016
CASE #: 16-003966
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 26, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of possible drug activity and wanted fugitives at Maple Oak Apartments #156, located at 818 Oak Street in Kingsport. Upon arrival, they spoke with the resident, identified as Kelli R. Larkins. Ms. Larkins initially lied and denied that anyone else was there; however, when the officers spotted other individuals moving about, she eventually consented to a search of her apartment.

Officers immediately encountered another female, identified as Jessica L. Lundy, as she stepped out into a hallway. They soon also located a male, identified as Johnny Blaine Moore, where he had retreated to hide in a bedroom closet. An active warrant check revealed that Ms. Lundy was wanted out of Hawkins County for Violation of Probation, while Mr. Moore was wanted out of Hawkins County for Failure to Appear on a prior dangerous drug charge.

During the search for these fugitives, the officers discovered an active meth lab inside the apartment. The K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit was immediately called to the scene to take over the investigation. The Meth Task Force and the Kingsport Fire Department also responded to assist with the safe collection of evidence as well as the proper decontamination of the officers, the suspects, and the crime scene.

The three suspects were transported to the Kingsport Justice Center. After further investigation, all three suspects were charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Larkins was also charged with Maintaining a Dwelling Where Drugs are Used, Stored, Sold, or Manufactured. Ms. Lundy and Mr. Moore were also held on the pre-existing arrest warrants.

They were all confined in the Kingsport City Jail pending arraignment.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Kelli R. Larkins
Age Date of Birth 9/19/1974

41 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 818 Oak Street

Maple Oak Apartments #156

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Drugs are Used, Stored, Sold, or Manufactured

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Jessica L. Lundy
Age Date of Birth 7/24/1991

24 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 818 Oak Street

Maple Oak Apartments #225

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Also Arrested on Outstanding Hawkins County Warrant for Violation of Probation

SUSPECT #3 INFORMATION
Name Johnny Blaine Moore
Age Date of Birth 5/12/1973

42 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Currently Homeless
Charge(s) 1) Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Also Arrested on Outstanding Hawkins County Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Prior Dangerous Drug Charge

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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