KPD e-News Release: Another Seemingly Routine Traffic Stop for Minor Traffic Violation Results in Felony Drug and Weapon Charges

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Another Seemingly Routine Traffic Stop for Minor Traffic Violation Results in Felony Drug and Weapon Charges
DATE: March 14, 2017
CASE #: 17-005836
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Monday, March 13, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, an Officer assigned to the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit observed a red 2000 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle traveling through two separate school zones (Dobyns-Bennett High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School) in close proximity to one another along East Center Street. The Officer noticed that the driver, later identified as Dominick A. Doxtater, was not wearing his seatbelt.

A traffic stop was conducted and during the investigation that followed, the Officer learned that Mr. Doxtater was not currently licensed to drive in the State of Tennessee. The Officer also noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle, with Doxtater subsequently admitting that he had both marijuana and a firearm concealed under the passenger seat. A K.P.D. K-9 search resulted in a positive indication for drugs to further confirm the above information.

A resultant search of the vehicle yielded the seizure of:

1) A large clear plastic baggie containing approximately 1 ounce of marijuana.

2) A set of digital scales

3) A Phoenix Arms .22 caliber handgun

Mr. Doxtater was arrested and charged with the following:

1) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Resale within 1,000 Feet of a School (Dobyns-Bennett High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School)

2) Maintaining a Dwelling (Vehicle) Where Drugs are Used, Stored, Manufactured, or Distributed

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia (Scales)

4) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

5) No Driver License

6) Violation of Seatbelt Law

He was arraigned the following morning and currently remains confined in the Kingsport City Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond as specified by the presiding judge.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Dominick A. Doxtater
Age Date of Birth 12/15/1997

19 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1005 East Sevier Avenue

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Resale within 1,000 Feet of a School (Dobyns-Bennett High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School)

2) Maintaining a Dwelling (Vehicle) Where Drugs are Used, Stored, Manufactured, or Distributed

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia (Scales)

4) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

5) No Driver License

6) Violation of Seatbelt Law

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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