KPD e-News Release: Man Wanted for Failure to Appear on 2016 Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery Charges

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Man Wanted for Failure to Appear on 2016 Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery Charges
DATE: February 5, 2018
CASE #: 16-009615
GENERAL NARRATIVE
A man is currently wanted on a Sullivan County Criminal Court Capias for Felony Failure to Appear on Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery charges stemming from a 2016 incident in Kingsport.

On May 8, 2016 at approximately 2:30 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the rear parking lot of the Hog Wild Saloon, located at 1009 West Stone Drive, to investigate a report of a fight.

The subsequent investigation revealed that Christion “Blake” Rhodes (uncommon spelling of first name is correct) and two accomplices attacked two male adult victims, held them against their will, assaulted them, and stole their belongings. One of the victims was held down on the ground and severely beaten in the head before being robbed of his iPhone and wallet.

Mr. Rhodes and one of his accomplices were eventually identified and arrested on charges of Assault and Theft of Property with Mr. Rhodes eventually posting bond to secure his release. Those charges were later amended/upgraded to Aggravated Kidnapping (2 counts) and Robbery by the Office of the Sullivan County District Attorney General.

The case was eventually bound over to Sullivan County Criminal Court; however, Mr. Rhodes failed to appear. A Criminal Court Capias for Felony Failure to Appear has been issued for his arrest. As of the issuance of this news release, he remains wanted and at large.

An array of photographs of Mr. Rhodes has been included with this release. He is a 20 year old white male adult, standing 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who may know his current whereabouts is asked to promptly contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111. While the original charges were brought by the Kingsport Police Department, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office may also be contacted regarding his whereabouts as they hold the current capias.

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 Christion “Blake” Rhodes (uncommon spelling of first name is correct)
Age Date of Birth 1/10/1998

20 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 11 inches

160 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Last Known Address 209 Moreland Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Felony Failure to Appear on Charges from 2016 for:

1) 2 Counts of Aggravated Kidnapping

2) Robbery

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

One thought on “KPD e-News Release: Man Wanted for Failure to Appear on 2016 Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery Charges

  1. HES ON THE RUN TO CALIFORNIA!!!

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