KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Missing Teenager

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Searching for Missing Teenager
DATE: August 28, 2020
CASE #: 20-018411
On the evening of August 27, 2020 Rodney K. Kelly was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member, who had not seen or heard from him since earlier that day. While foul play is not suspected in this case, due to his minor age, Detectives are making every possible effort to locate him.

A photograph and description is included in this release. Anyone who sees him or may know his current whereabouts is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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:

Name Rodney K. Kelly
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White


5 feet 10 inches

160 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Black and Red Shirt

Gray Athletic Pants

Yellow Nike Athletic Shoes

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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