KPD e-News Release: Husband Charged with Murder of Wife

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Husband Charged with Murder of Wife
DATE: November 3, 2019
CASE #: 19-025919
On the morning of Sunday, November 3, 2019 at approximately 11:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were summoned to a mobile home located at 390 Barnett Drive, lot #50, in Kingsport, at the request of the property landlord, to check the welfare of the resident, Jennifer D. Carr, due to concerns over alleged marital issues between her and her husband, Tobias W. Carr.

Upon arrival, Officers spoke with family members, gathered outside of the mobile home, who shared additional information to give cause for further concern for Mrs. Carr’s well-being. Officers spoke with Mr. Carr, and ordered him outside while they conducted a protective sweep of the interior of the residence. Mrs. Carr was located inside the residence, deceased from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds.

Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. After extensive further investigation, Detectives developed sufficient probable cause to determine that Mrs. Carr had died at the hands of her husband. A warrant was obtained, charging Mr. Carr with 1) Second Degree Murder and 2) Tampering with Evidence.

Mr. Carr was incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail, where as of the time of issuance of this release, he remains confined, pending arraignment, with no current eligibility for bond. As this remains an active homicide investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, and in the interest of future prosecution, no additional details will be released at this time.

Name Tobias W. Carr
Age Date of Birth 12/7/1983

35 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 390 Barnett Drive, Lot #50

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Second Degree Murder

2) Tampering with Evidence

Name Jennifer D. Carr
Age 39 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal Stab Wounds
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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