KPD e-News Release: Reward Offered by BATFE for Safe Recovery of Stolen Law Enforcement Firearm

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Reward Offered by BATFE for Safe Recovery of Stolen Law Enforcement Firearm
DATE: July 15, 2020
CASE #: 20-014932
On July 14, 2020 an unmarked law enforcement vehicle belonging to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office was burglarized while it was parked in the Sevier Terrace neighborhood in Kingsport. During the crime, assorted law enforcement equipment with a value in excess of $2,000 was stolen from the vehicle. Among the stolen items was a Stag Arms AR-15 style rifle.

A photo of the actual stolen rifle is included in this release. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) is offering a $2,500 reward for the safe recovery of this stolen law enforcement firearm.

Anyone who knows where this rifle can be found, or who may have any information to help identify the culprit or otherwise assist with this investigation, is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Tips may also be called into the BATFE Hotline at 888-ATF-TIPS.

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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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