KPD e-News Release: Suspect Identified and Charged in November 2016 Armed Robbery of Colonial Heights CVS Pharmacy

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Suspect Identified and Charged in November 2016 Armed Robbery of Colonial Heights CVS Pharmacy
DATE: March 15, 2017
CASE #: 16-024392
On March 15, 2017, Kingsport Police Detectives brought a four month investigation into a November 2016 robbery of a Colonial Heights CVS Pharmacy to a successful culmination with the man responsible being positively identified and charged. A warrant has been obtained, charging Jeremy A. Ferguson with 1) Aggravated Robbery and 2) Theft over $10,000.

At the time of the incident, Kingsport Police released a surveillance photo and video footage of the previously unidentified suspect to the public with requests for information on his identity. Over the course of the investigation, Detectives were able to hone in on Mr. Ferguson, and through the use of a photo lineup and video surveillance comparison, positively identify him as the suspect in question.

Mr. Ferguson was found to be currently incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville, TN on unrelated charges and will be served with the K.P.D. warrant while already in custody. He has also been charged in a separate robbery of another CVS Pharmacy, located in Carter County, TN.

As previously released:

On November 8, 2016 at approximately 7:45 PM, Officers from the Kingsport Police Department Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions responded to the CVS Pharmacy, located at 4106 Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport, in reference to an armed robbery. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A lone suspect entered the store and loitered around for a few moments until ultimately approaching the pharmacy counter. He brandished a firearm, which was described by witnesses as an “old gun” and appeared to be a black in color revolver. He demanded prescription narcotics and access to a safe. He filled a trash bag that he had brought with him with a significant quantity of medications and walked casually out of the store. The stolen medications had a value of over $10,000.

The suspect was last seen running toward an access road at the rear of the business. A tracking attempt by a K.P.D. K-9 Unit proved unsuccessful. The suspect is believed to be a middle-aged white male adult. He appears to be approximately 6 feet tall and was described by witnesses as “scruffy looking.” He was wearing western style clothing consisting of blue jeans, a plaid shirt, a heavy brown or green overcoat, cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat. He was also reportedly wearing black thin-framed eyeglasses.

He absolutely should be considered armed and dangerous.

A photo of the suspect taken from store surveillance video has been included in this release. A clip of the actual video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact Detectives in 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 Jeremy A. Ferguson
Age Date of Birth 5/11/1994

22 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 225 Hamilton Way

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Theft over $10,000

3) Also currently in custody in Sullivan County Jail on unrelated Sullivan County, TN and Carter County, TN charges

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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