KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Holds Outstanding Arrest Warrant for Suspect Identified in Purple Cow Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Holds Outstanding Arrest Warrant for Suspect Identified in Purple Cow Burglary
DATE: April 3, 2017
CASE #: 17-007242
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 30, 2017, the Kingsport Police Department released surveillance photos and video footage of a suspect in an overnight burglary to the Purple Cow, located at 1648 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. As a result of that release, Detectives received multiple citizen tips positively identifying Harley Michael Moorefield as the suspect in question. A warrant has since been obtained, charging Mr. Moorefield with 1) Burglary and 2) Theft of Property over $2,500. He is presently still wanted and at large.

He is best described as a slim, 20 year old, adult white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. His last known address is 1321 Rice Cross Road in Piney Flats, TN. He was last seen traveling in a tan 1995 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan with damage to the passenger-side headlight. The vehicle displayed a Virginia license plate.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to immediately 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

As previously released:

On the morning of March 30, 2017, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the Purple Cow, located at 1648 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to an overnight burglary. Employees arrived this morning to find that the drive through window had been broken out. They entered the restaurant and discovered that an office door had been forced open and an entire safe, containing several thousand dollars, had been stolen.

A review of surveillance video revealed that the crime occurred at approximately 4:00 AM. An unidentified white male suspect was observed on video forcing open the drive through window, climbing inside, and then breaking into the office. The suspect could be seen carrying the safe back to the drive through window where he then, with the assistance of another unidentified white male accomplice, loaded the safe into the back seat of a vehicle and fled the scene.

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

https://youtu.be/ke9gEdimRL0

Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any information which may help Detectives solve this case, is asked to 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Harley Michael Moorefield
Age Date of Birth 8/26/1996

20 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Build Slim
Height/

Weight

5 feet 11 inches

150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Last Known Address 1321 Rice Cross Road

Piney Flats, TN

Vehicle Tan 1995 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan

Damage to passenger-side headlight

Virginia license plate

Charge(s) 1) Burglary

2) Theft of Property over $2,500

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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