|On November 21, 2019 at approximately 8:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a hold-up alarm at the Spirit Gas Station, located at 1300 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. While Officers were still en route to the scene, Kingsport Central Dispatch received a follow-up call from the store clerk confirming that there had in fact been a robbery.
The clerk informed Officers that the suspect had indicated that he had a gun and had stolen the entire cash drawer from the register along with an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk also provided Officers with a detailed description of what turned out to be a blue 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer sport utility vehicle, complete with a partial license plate number, in which the suspect fled.
Within less than 10 minutes of the initial hold-up alarm, an alert K.P.D. Patrol Officer spotted the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop on North Eastman Road at the intersection of Stadium Court. As a result of that traffic stop, the suspect, identified as Reggie L. Evans, was successfully taken into custody without incident.
The stolen cash register drawer was subsequently recovered from his vehicle. He was transported to the Kingsport City Jail, where as of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains confined pending arraignment.