KPD e-News Release: Thorough yet Quick Police Work Results in Multiple Felony Juvenile Arrests and Well Over $100,000 in Recovered Property

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Thorough yet Quick Police Work Results in Multiple Felony Juvenile Arrests and Well Over $100,000 in Recovered Property
DATE: September 1, 2017
CASE #: 17-023286 (Redacted)

17-023541 (Redacted)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
Four Juveniles are in custody and over $100,000 in stolen property has been successfully recovered as a result of thorough, yet quick, “good old-fashioned police work” by Detectives and Patrol Officers of the Kingsport Police Department. These arrests stem from two recent commercial burglaries, just days apart, along East Stone Drive.

On August 28, 2017 a burglary occurred at Friendship Cars, located at 1848 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. During the burglary, four vehicles with a total value in excess of $116,000 were stolen. Through further investigation, three teenage juveniles were identified as the suspects involved in this incident.

On August 31, 2017, another burglary occurred at Gunslingers, located at 3192 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. During this burglary, several guns with a total value in excess of $10,000 were stolen. Through further investigation, two teenage juveniles were identified as the suspects involved in this incident.

Detectives were able to link the two crimes together with a common denominator, as one of the suspects in the burglary at Gunslingers was also involved in the burglary at Friendship Cars.

The three juveniles in the Friendship Cars incident have been charged with Burglary and Theft over $60,000 while the two juveniles involved in the Gunslingers incident have been charged with Burglary and Theft over $10,000. All have since been apprehended. At the time the one juvenile who was involved in both incidents was arrested, he was in possession of a loaded handgun that had been stolen from Gunslingers.

All four stolen vehicles and over half of the stolen firearms have already been recovered. Both of these cases remain open and active investigations with the possibility of additional charges pending. As such, and since juveniles are involved, absolutely no additional information can or will be released at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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