KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Solicit Citizen Assistance in Locating Five Wanted Sex Offenders

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Solicit Citizen Assistance in Locating Five Wanted Sex Offenders
DATE: September 27, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
As of September 27, 2017 five (5) Registered Sex Offenders under the supervision of the Kingsport Police Department are currently wanted and at large. James Felker, Johnathan Messer, Miles Mullins, Shawn Hayes, and Steven Blakley are all wanted for various Violations of the Sex Offender Registry. Mr. Blakley is also wanted for multiple additional charges unrelated to the Sex Offender Registry.

As a condition of the Sex Offender Registry, all convicted sexual offenders meeting certain criteria must register with their local law enforcement agency and report back periodically. They must promptly notify the law enforcement agency regarding any changes in their residency or employment status. There are also specific residency restrictions regarding proximity to children.

Photographs and other details for each wanted offender can be found below. K.P.D. is asking for anyone who may see one of these individuals or know a possible location where any of them can be found to please 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 any of these wanted individuals 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 SEX OFFENDER #1 INFORMATION
Name James Felker
Age Date of Birth 7/14/1987

30 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address 540 Virgil Avenue, #8

Kingsport, TN

Possible Whereabouts Unknown
Type of Sex Offender Violent
Year/Reason Placed on Registry 2006 Conviction for Rape in the 3rd Degree in Washington State
New Charge(s) Violation of Sex Offender Registry (2 Counts)

1) Failure to Report

2) Failure to Update Address

WANTED SEX OFFENDER #2 INFORMATION
Name Johnathan Messer
Age Date of Birth 10/23/1989

27 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address 914 Kendrick Creek Road, #4

Kingsport, TN

Possible Whereabouts Unknown
Type of Sex Offender Violent
Year/Reason Placed on Registry 2014 Conviction for Sexual Offense with Minor by Computer
New Charge(s) Violation of Sex Offender Registry

1) Failure to Report

WANTED SEX OFFENDER #3 INFORMATION
Name Miles Mullins
Age Date of Birth 6/3/1976

41 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address 3408 Thornton Drive

Kingsport, TN

Possible Whereabouts Unknown
Type of Sex Offender Sexual
Year/Reason Placed on Registry 2004 Convictions for Statutory Rape (2 Counts)
New Charge(s) Violation of Sex Offender Registry (2 Counts)

1) Failure to Update Employment Information (2 Counts)

WANTED SEX OFFENDER #4 INFORMATION
Name Shawn Hayes
Age Date of Birth 9/24/1976

41 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address Homeless

Kingsport, TN

Possible Whereabouts Mr. Hayes has been wanted since August 2016. He has possibly relocated to somewhere in Vermont.
Type of Sex Offender Violent
Year/Reason Placed on Registry 1992 Conviction for Forcible Rape of a Juvenile
New Charge(s) Violation of Sex Offender Registry (2 Counts)

1) Failure to Register

2) Violation of Residency Restrictions (Within 1,000 Feet of a School)

WANTED SEX OFFENDER #5 INFORMATION
Name Steven Blakley
Age Date of Birth 11/15/1972

44 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address Homeless

Kingsport, TN

Possible Whereabouts Model City Apartments

1000 Stonegate Road

Kingsport, TN

or

Mapleoak Apartments

818 Oak Street

Kingsport, TN

or

Sevierville, TN

Type of Sex Offender Sexual
Year/Reason Placed on Registry Three or Subsequent Convictions for Indecent Exposure

Most Recent Conviction was in 2017 when he Exposed Himself to Female Teenage Students in Dobyns-Bennett High School Parking Lot

New Charge(s) 1) Violation of Sex Offender Registry (3 Counts)

● Failure to Report

● Failure to Update Address

● Failure to Update Employment

2) Credit Card Fraud

3) Identity Theft

4) Theft Under $1,000

5) Driving on a Revoked License

6) Also Wanted by Pigeon Forge Police Department for Additional Counts of Credit Card Fraud after using his employment at a hotel to obtain customers’ credit card numbers for his own personal use.

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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