KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Conduct Annual Sex Offender Compliance Checks

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Conduct Annual Sex Offender Compliance Checks
DATE: November 5, 2019
CASE #: 19-010581
On October 28, 2019 the Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division conducted annual compliance checks of local registered sex offenders. As part of this extensive operation, K.P.D. personnel visited 47 separate addresses. All but one registered sex offender under the supervision of K.P.D. was found to be in compliance with registry stipulations.

The sole exception was registered sex offender John Forrest Lane. Mr. Lane was placed on the Sex Offender Registry in 2004 following a conviction of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the State of Maryland. He is currently classified in the State of Tennessee as Violent Against Children, which requires him to report to local law enforcement on a quarterly basis.

Mr. Lane failed to appear for his quarterly report earlier this year resulting in a warrant being obtained, charging him with Violation of the Sex Offender Registry. During the aforementioned compliance check operation, Detectives found Mr. Lane at his residence, located at 1106 Dorothy Street in Kingsport, where he was arrested without incident and transported to the Kingsport City Jail.

For more information on area registered sex offenders, please visit the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry at the following link:

Name John Forrest Lane
Age Date of Birth 9/8/1968

51 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1106 Dorothy Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Violation of the Sex Offender Registry (Failure to Report Quarterly)

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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