KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Searching for Missing/Endangered Juvenile (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Searching for Missing/Endangered Juvenile (Update)
DATE: January 15, 2020
CASE #: 19-030276
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: William Alfonso Napier has been located safe and is no longer considered missing or endangered.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of December 26, 2019, William Alfonso Napier was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by his guardian, who stated that she had not seen him since December 24th.

While foul play is not believed to be a factor in his disappearance, due to his minor age and other factors learned by Officers during their investigation, he has been entered into the NCIC database as missing and endangered.

William is a 16 year old white male juvenile. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs roughly 170 pounds. He has green eyes and blonde hair (but has been known to dye his hair different colors). He was last known to be wearing a black windbreaker and beige sweatpants. His photograph is included in this release.

Anyone who sees him or knows 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:

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

MISSING/ENDANGERED JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name William Alfonso Napier
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

170 pounds

Hair/Eyes Blonde Hair

Green Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Description Black Windbreaker

Beige Sweatpants

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020 (3rd Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020 (3rd Notice)
DATE: January 13, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Approximately one week remains to apply to become a Kingsport Police Officer.

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than August 5, 2020. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the January 19th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Tuesday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020 (2nd Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020 (2nd Notice)
DATE: January 8, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than August 5, 2020. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the January 19th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Tuesday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Intensive K.P.D. Vice Investigation Yields Significant Arrests and Large Seizures

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Intensive K.P.D. Vice Investigation Yields Significant Arrests and Large Seizures
DATE: January 6, 2020
CASE #: Multiple
GENERAL NARRATIVE
In late 2018, the Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit began what would be a lengthy investigation into extensive illegal drug trafficking committed by Tyrone Lamas Hitchcock, also known as “Sticks.” It was learned that Mr. Hitchcock was living in this area under an alias while evading authorities in Michigan, where he was wanted by that state’s Department of Corrections for Absconding While on Parole. This investigation eventually led to two co-conspirators to include Hitchcock’s girlfriend, Rachel J. Bradley, and another female suspect, Ashley L. Hagood.

The findings of this intensive year-long investigation were presented to a Sullivan County Grand Jury on December 11, 2019 which returned true bills of indictment resulting in the issuance of subsequent capias arrest warrants on all three suspects for multiple felony charges. Mr. Hitchcock and Ms. Bradley were arrested on December 20, 2019. Ms. Hagood was served with her warrant while already in law enforcement custody on unrelated charges.

As a result of these arrests, and the service of associated search warrants, over 4 pounds of heroin with a street value in excess of a half million dollars ($500,000) was seized. Detectives also seized over 500 pills, approximately $25,000 in cash (believed to be profits from illegal drug transactions), and several firearms.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all three suspects remain confined in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville. Mr. Hitchcock and Ms. Hagood are being held with no current eligibility for bond, while Ms. Bradley is being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond. Their individual charges are detailed in the suspect information tables within this release.

The K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit would like to thank the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Office of the Second Judicial District (Sullivan County) Attorney General for their invaluable assistance throughout this investigation.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Tyrone Lamas Hitchcock

a.k.a. “Sticks”

Age Date of Birth 7/6/1985

34 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 905 New Beason Well Road, Apartment #4101

Kingsport, Tennessee

Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Heroin (4 counts)

2) Criminal Conspiracy to Possess Heroin for Sale and Delivery

3) Also Wanted by Michigan Department of Corrections for Absconding While on Parole

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Rachel J. Bradley
Age Date of Birth 2/19/1992

27 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/Black
Residency 905 New Beason Well Road, Apartment #4101

Kingsport, Tennessee

Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Heroin (4 counts)

2) Criminal Conspiracy to Possess Heroin for Sale and Delivery

SUSPECT #3 INFORMATION
Name Ashley L. Hagood
Age Date of Birth 2/7/1975

44 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/ White
Residency No Permanent Address

Kingsport, Tennessee

Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Heroin (10 counts)

2) Criminal Conspiracy to Possess Heroin for Sale and Delivery

3) Sale and Delivery of Gabapentin

4) Sale and Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a School

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

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Woman (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Woman (Update)
DATE: January 3, 2020
CASE #: 20-000032
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Noel J. Baldwin has been located safe and is back in contact with family and friends. She is no longer considered a missing person.

As previously released:

On the morning of January 1, 2020, Noel J. Baldwin was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by family and friends, who advised that they had not seen or heard from her since the evening of December 30, 2019.

While there is no reason to suspect foul play at this time, due to her unexplained disappearance and other factors in her personal history, family and friends are concerned for her safety and welfare.

Ms. Baldwin is a 45 year old white female adult. She is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs roughly 145 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. Her photograph is included in this release. She was last known to be traveling in a yellow 2002 Nissan X-Terra sport utility vehicle displaying TN registration 2G24F6.

Anyone who sees her, or knows her 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

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Noel J. Baldwin
Age 45 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 7 inches

145 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Vehicle Yellow 2002 Nissan X-Terra Sport Utility Vehicle

Tennessee Registration 2G24F6

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Requesting Tips to Help Locate Missing Juvenile (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Requesting Tips to Help Locate Missing Juvenile (Update)
DATE: January 3, 2020
CASE #: 19-030218
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Asia M. Dukes has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

On the morning of December 26, 2019, Asia M. Dukes was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by her mother, who advised that she had not seen her since the previous evening.

Asia is a 17 year old black female juvenile. She is approximately 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs roughly 160 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. At the time of last contact, she was wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans with holes in them, and snakeskin shoes. Her photograph is included in this release.

While foul play is not suspected, due to her minor age, Detectives are requesting citizen input to help find her. Anyone who sees her or knows her 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:

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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Asia M. Dukes
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

160 pounds

Hair/Eyes Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Description Light Blue Hooded Sweatshirt

Jeans with Holes in Them

Snakeskin Shoes

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020
DATE: January 3, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from January 4 through 19, 2020. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than August 5, 2020. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the January 19th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both Tuesday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and will be notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $16.32 per hour or $33,946 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton