KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Vandalism and Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

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: Suspect Sought in Vandalism and Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation
DATE: August 20, 2021
CASE #: 21-015148
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of July 21, 2021, a vandalism and attempted motor vehicle theft was reported at Kingsport Podiatry, located at 2671 North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport.

The investigation determined that a window had been shattered on a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, and the ignition and steering column had been stripped in an apparent attempt to “hotwire” the vehicle.

A review of surveillance video footage revealed images of what is believed to be the same white male adult suspect at this location at two different times, first at 11:30 PM on the evening of July 17th and then returning at 5:30 AM the following morning of July 18th.

These images have been included in this release. The suspect appears to be slim and have a beard, and in one of the photos, he is wearing a shirt with the phrase “Stand for Something” printed on the back.

Anyone who recognizes this individual 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

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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