KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Assistance with Locating Missing Person

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Assistance with Locating Missing Person
DATE: April 1, 2019
CASE #: 19-006198
On March 26, 2019 Bobby T. Depriest was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his ex-wife. She advised that she last spoke with him by telephone in early January 2019 at which point he told her that he would call her in a couple of weeks. She has yet to hear from him and has become concerned.

Due to specific information relayed to investigating officers regarding Mr. Depriest’s personal history, there is cause to be concerned for his general health and welfare. He is a 41 year old white male adult, standing approximately 6 feet 1 inch in height and weighing roughly 160 pounds. A photograph is included with this release.

Anyone who sees him or may know his current whereabouts is asked to promptly 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:

Name Bobby T. Depriest
Age 41 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White


6 feet 1 inch

160 pounds



Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes

Residency Kingsport, 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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