KPD e-News Release: Suspect Wanted for Robbery and Theft of Subutex

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Suspect Wanted for Robbery and Theft of Subutex
DATE: March 2, 2017
CASE #: 16-027982
On December 27, 2016 at approximately 1:00 AM, Clarence E. Johnson went to the home of an acquaintance in the 600 block of Riverside Avenue in Kingsport, and asked the resident if he had any medicine. When the resident denied having any, Mr. Johnson “sucker punched” him. The victim fell to his knees and was immediately delivered a follow-up blow, with Johnson striking him in the chin with his knee.

Mr. Johnson then grabbed a bottle of Subutex prescribed to the victim and fled the scene in an older model dark blue Toyota 4Runner mid-sized sport utility vehicle. The victim was transported to an area medical facility by Sullivan County E.M.S. where he was treated for various abrasions and contusions as well as a fractured sinus cavity.

An arrest warrant has been obtained, charging Mr. Johnson with 1) Robbery and 2) Theft of Property under $1,000. He is currently wanted and remains at large. He is best described as a 49 year old white male adult, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing roughly 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and wears glasses.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to promptly 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 Clarence E. Johnson
Age Date of Birth 8/16/1967

49 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White


Approximately 6 feet

Roughly 160 pounds



Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Other Descriptor(s) Wears Glasses
Last Known Address 1029 Ward Place, Lot #54

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Robbery

2) Theft of Property under $1,000

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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