KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Requesting Public Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Suspect

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Requesting Public Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Suspect
DATE: December 5, 2017
CASE #: 17-033226
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a suspect involved in a recent shooting incident.

On November 20, 2017 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired in the area of Cloud Apartments in Kingsport. Multiple eye witnesses reported that Jonathan J. Ryans had just discharged a firearm three times with complete disregard for the densely populated surroundings, placing multiple bystanders at risk of serious injury or death.

Upon arrival, officers located three 9mm shell casings near the intersection of Reedy Place and Nelson Street; however, Mr. Ryans had already fled the area. After further investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives ultimately obtained a warrant charging Mr. Ryans with Felony Reckless Endangerment.

He is also wanted for Aggravated Assault, in connection with an unrelated incident that occurred in Bristol, Tennessee. Detectives have received reliable information to lead them to believe that Mr. Ryans is still in possession of one or more firearms. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approached.

A recent photograph and detailed description of Mr. Ryans is included in this release. Detectives are requesting that anyone who sees him, or knows his possible current whereabouts, to contact them as soon as possible 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 Jonathan J. Ryans
Age Date of Birth 9/7/1989

28 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black


Approximately 5 feet 10 inches

Roughly 175 pounds



Short Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Facial Hair Mustache and Goatee
Other Descriptors Numerous Facial and Full Body Tattoos
Last Known Address Various Residences in and around Cloud Apartments in Kingsport
Caution Believed to be in possession of one or more firearms. Considered armed and extremely dangerous. Should not be approached.
Charge(s) 1) Felony Reckless Endangerment in Kingsport

2) Also Wanted for Aggravated Assault in Bristol, TN

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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