KPD e-News Release: Robbery Suspect Arrested by K.P.D. Patrol Officers Within Minutes of the Crime

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Robbery Suspect Arrested by K.P.D. Patrol Officers Within Minutes of the Crime
DATE: November 21, 2019
CASE #: 19-027483
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.

Name Reggie L. Evans
Age Date of Birth 3/22/1977

42 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 114 Conant Road

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Robbery

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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