KPD e-News Release: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Wanted Fugitives, Significant Drug Seizure, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Wanted Fugitives, Significant Drug Seizure, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle
DATE: June 17, 2021
CASE #: 21-012252

Pictured left to right in the above photo: Patrol Officer Bailey Malone, K-9 Reko, Patrol Officer/K-9 Handler Billy Boyd, and an assortment of drugs and paraphernalia seized on a recent traffic stop
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 14, 2021, just before midnight, a Kingsport Police Patrol Officer made a routine traffic stop on a white 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer as it turned from East Center Street onto Dale Street in Kingsport. While the reason for the initial traffic stop was that the displayed license plate was registered to a completely different vehicle, the Officer soon learned that the Trailblazer had been reported stolen.

Upon further investigation, the Officer determined that both occupants, Jonathan M. Skeen—driver and Natasha R. Cradic—passenger, were fugitives wanted on active arrest warrants out of Wise County, Virginia for extensive dangerous drug offenses. Mr. Skeen also did not have a valid driver license.

Both suspects were promptly taken into custody. Soon thereafter, a K.P.D. K-9 Handler arrived on scene as backup. K-9 Reko, a Belgian Malinois, was deployed and alerted to an odor presence of narcotics around the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed over 25 grams of a white crystalline substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a quantity of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a variety of different pills (some of which were Suboxone), and assorted unlawful drug paraphernalia to include digital scales, pipes, baggies, straws, rubber tubing, and syringes.

Based upon these findings, both suspects were booked into the Kingsport City Jail on a litany of charges which are itemized below. They have since been transported to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville where they each remain confined in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Jonathan M. Skeen
Age Date of Birth 5/12/1987

34 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Mount Carmel, TN
Charge(s) 1) Fugitive from Justice for Crime in Another State

2) Possession of Stolen Property

3) Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

5) Driving While in Possession of Methamphetamine

6) Possession of a Legend Drug

7) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug

8) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Drugs are Used, Sold, or Manufactured

9) No or Expired Driver License

10) Violation of Registration

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Natasha R. Cradic
Age Date of Birth 3/22/1984

37 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) 1) Fugitive from Justice for Crime in Another State

2) Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Possession of a Legend Drug

5) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

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