KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Shots Fired at Miller Village Apartments (Update: Second Suspect Arrested)

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: Kingsport Police Investigating Shots Fired at Miller Village Apartments (Update: Second Suspect Arrested)
DATE: July 15, 2021
CASE #: 21-013902
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: On the evening of July 13, 2021 Darius Woodbury turned himself in on the outstanding arrest warrant (charges: Aggravated Assault (3 counts) and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon) without incident at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. As of the time of issuance of this update, he remains incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville.

As this remains an active investigation, and in the interest of future prosecution, absolutely no further details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

Update: On the morning of July 13, 2021 Curtis Thompson turned himself in on the outstanding arrest warrant (charge: Felony Reckless Endangerment) without incident at the Kingsport Justice Center. He is currently incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail, awaiting arraignment.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, the other suspect, Darius Woodbury, remains wanted and at large. His charges include Aggravated Assault (3 counts) and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to contact Detectives in 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:

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

As this remains an active investigation, and in the interest of future prosecution, absolutely no further details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

Update: The July 5, 2021 shots fired incident at Miller Village Apartments has been under constant investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division since the time it occurred. The findings thus far are as follows:

Shortly before midnight, two suspects, now identified as Darius Woodbury and Curtis Thompson, exchanged gunfire in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The suspects were already known to one another prior to the altercation. During the incident, Mr. Thompson sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Also during the incident, a stray bullet shattered the window of an apartment leased to, and occupied by, an uninvolved person. The projectile entered the apartment, went through a television, and lodged in an interior wall. Fortunately, no innocent bystanders sustained injury.

On July 7, 2021 Detectives obtained warrants charging both suspects for their roles in the incident. Mr. Woodbury has been charged with Aggravated Assault (3 counts) and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Mr. Thompson has been charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, both suspects remain wanted and at large. Both should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who knows where either suspect can be located is asked to contact Detectives in 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:

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

As this remains an active investigation, and in the interest of future prosecution, absolutely no further details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On July 5, 2021, just before midnight, Kingsport Central Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired at Miller Village Apartments, located in the 3800 block of Eastline Drive in Kingsport.

Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the scene. Based upon their preliminary findings, it is believed that two individuals exchanged gunfire in the parking lot.

This remains an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. As such, no further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the associated investigation.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Darius Woodbury
Age 26 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault (3 counts)

2) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Curtis Thompson
Age 25 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) Felony Reckless Endangerment

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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