KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update #2)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update #2)
DATE: June 9, 2019
CASE #: 19-012705
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 9, 2019 as of approximately 9:30 AM, the following is the current status of the investigation into the shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center:

The incident has been determined to have been initiated by a robbery attempt that occurred inside the hotel portion of the facility. It was not a random act of violence. It was a drug related crime with specific people being targeted accordingly.

The previously mentioned victim has been treated and released for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Three suspects have been officially charged with the following:

Matthew Phillips

1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Second Degree Murder

Deonte Bristol

1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Aggravated Robbery

4) Accessory After the Fact to (Attempted) Second Degree Murder

Brittany Stafford

1) Accessory After the Fact to (Attempted) Second Degree Murder

Mr. Bristol and Ms. Stafford have both been arrested and remain housed in the Kingsport City Jail pending arraignment.

Mr. Phillips remains wanted and at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts or who may have any additional information which could assist with this investigation is asked to 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

As this remains an active criminal investigation, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no further information can nor will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On June 8, 2019 as of approximately 10:30 PM, Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center is believed to have been rendered safe and has resumed normal business routines. With the exception of one hallway where the aforementioned incident took place, the facility is back open.

Having said that, people are still being asked to stay away from the facility unless they have a specific need to be there, as an active criminal investigation is still underway.

No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

As previously released:

On June 8, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center, located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport. The preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

1) A criminal incident has transpired which has resulted in at least one gunshot being fired and at least one victim being struck by gunfire.

2) That victim has been transported to an area healthcare facility for medical treatment.

3) The suspect is still at large, but is believed to have already left the scene.

4) There is currently still a strong police presence at the facility.

Anyone not at the facility is asked to please stay away to allow the police to investigate the incident without interference. Anyone at the facility is instructed to please specifically follow all instructions from the police and hotel staff to the letter.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of their investigation into the incident. No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Matthew Phillips
Age Date of Birth 4/8/1990

29 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 10 inches

170 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency 841 Dale Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Second Degree Murder

ARRESTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Donte Bristol
Age Date of Birth 8/24/1996

22 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 1334 East Center Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Aggravated Kidnapping

3) Attempted Aggravated Robbery

4) Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder

ARRESTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Brittany Stafford
Age Date of Birth 10/8/1987

31 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 2985 Ashley Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Not Released
Injuries Non-Life Threatening Gunshot Wound
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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