KPD e-News Release: Extensive K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit Investigations Yield Multiple Indictments and Arrests

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Extensive K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit Investigations Yield Multiple Indictments and Arrests
DATE: August 26, 2020
CASE #: Multiple
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Following extensive ongoing investigations by the Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, and subsequent recent presentments to the Sullivan County Grand Jury, twenty-six (26) people have been indicted on felony drug charges. Many of these individuals have already been arrested; however, several still remain wanted and at large.

These individuals and their respective charges are listed in accompanying tables within this release. Anyone who knows the current whereabouts of any of the remaining wanted suspects is asked to contact the K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit at 423-229-9367 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to these or any other cases wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, and the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney General for their invaluable assistance throughout these investigations.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Arthur David Simonton
Date of Birth 12/2/1968
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (8 counts)

2) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

3) Criminal Conspiracy to Possess over ½ Gram of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine0 for Sale or Delivery within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/6/2020
Current Status Released on $17,500 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Mary Elizabeth McClain
Date of Birth 12/7/1989
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (4 counts)
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/7/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $15,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Steven Marshall Deadrick
Date of Birth 9/21/1956
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/8/2020
Current Status Released on $15,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Timothy Jon Eaton
Date of Birth 2/21/1970
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a Preschool

2) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a Preschool (6 counts)

3) Possession of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery within 1,000 feet of a Preschool

4) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 8/13/2020
Current Status Released on $40,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Antonio Samuel Williams
Date of Birth 4/11/1978
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) (4 counts)

2) Sale or Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/23/2020
Current Status Released on $20,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jonathan J. Hardy
Date of Birth 6/17/1987
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (4 counts)
Date Indicted 3/4/2020
Arrested? Yes on 3/11/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $25,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony Ryan
Date of Birth 6/10/1994
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of over ½ ounce Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

3) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

4) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission or Attempted Commission of a Dangerous Felony

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Valerie Kay Bartram
Date of Birth 8/28/1974
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

2) Possession of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)

3) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Robert Estes Hale
Date of Birth 5/24/1952
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Possession of over ½ gram of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

2) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE (also wanted by SCSO for Violation of Probation)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Taylor Dawn Powell
Date of Birth 8/9/1994
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE (additional warrants on file with SCSO)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name James Fitzgerald Simonton, Jr.
Date of Birth 4/15/1993
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (4 counts)

2) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine)

Date Indicted 5/20/2020
Arrested? Yes on 6/9/2020
Current Status Released on $75,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Emmanuel Jose Lytle
Date of Birth 8/31/1979
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine)

2) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

3) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/14/2020
Current Status Released on $25,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Daniel Lee Clevenger
Date of Birth 7/21/1956
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over ½ ounce Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Aaron Anthony Reed
Date of Birth 4/21/1989
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
Date Indicted March 2020
Arrested? Not yet on these charges
Current Status Currently incarcerated in Southwest Virginia Regional Jail on Unrelated Charges

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Emily Brooke Bartlett
Date of Birth 9/21/1990
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule I Drug (Heroin)
Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/8/2020
Current Status Released on $20,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Rachel Leeann Eaton
Date of Birth 2/8/1991
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)

2) Sale or Delivery of Counterfeit Substance

Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 6/7/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Capurs Hall
Date of Birth 3/19/1976
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 5/27/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Randall E. Johnson
Date of Birth 11/30/1967
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Schedule I Drug (Heroin) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (2 counts)

2) Sale and Delivery of Schedule I Drug (Fentanyl) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 5/27/2020
Current Status Released on $75,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Tyrese Lamon Williams
Date of Birth 10/13/1986
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine)

2) Sale and Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/6/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $20,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Calvin Phillips
Date of Birth 1/3/1988
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

2) Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted 5/6/2020
Arrested? Not yet on these charges
Current Status Currently in Federal Custody on Unrelated Charges

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name April Jareen Salyers
Date of Birth 9/29/1988
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

2) Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/20/2020
Current Status Released on $25,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jereka N. Skaggs
Date of Birth 12/3/1971
Gender/Race Female/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) (6 counts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

3) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

4) Possession of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/22/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Ethan J. Dupree
Date of Birth 8/19/1999
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

4) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Date Indicted November 2019
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Shania J. Stepp
Date of Birth 5/27/1998
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

4) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Date Indicted November 2019
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name James Leon Bradley
Date of Birth 1/29/1997
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

3) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission or Attempted Commission of a Dangerous Felony

4) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

5) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/15/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail with No Eligibility for Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Harley Dawn Stallard
Date of Birth 3/25/2001
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

3) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission or Attempted Commission of a Dangerous Felony

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

5) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/15/2020
Current Status Released on Bond

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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