KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to 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: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Juvenile (Update)
DATE: September 17, 2019
CASE #: 19-021671
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Samantha Garcia has been located. She is now safe and is no longer considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

On September 15, 2019, Samantha Michelle Garcia, was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department. While foul play is not suspected, based on her minor age and other factors relayed to Officers, there is reason to be concerned for her overall safety and well-being.

Samantha is a 14 year old Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 117 pounds, and was last seen wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt and black pants with ripped knees. An array of recent photos has been included in this release.

Anyone who sees her is asked to make every possible effort to keep her in sight and 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 Samantha Michelle Garcia
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Hispanic
Height/

Weight

5 feet 5 inches

117 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Purple Hooded Sweatshirt

Black Pants with Ripped Knees

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 Juvenile

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 Juvenile
DATE: September 17, 2019
CASE #: 19-021671
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 15, 2019, Samantha Michelle Garcia, was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department. While foul play is not suspected, based on her minor age and other factors relayed to Officers, there is reason to be concerned for her overall safety and well-being.

Samantha is a 14 year old Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 117 pounds, and was last seen wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt and black pants with ripped knees. An array of recent photos has been included in this release.

Anyone who sees her is asked to make every possible effort to keep her in sight and 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 Samantha Michelle Garcia
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Hispanic
Height/

Weight

5 feet 5 inches

117 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Purple Hooded Sweatshirt

Black Pants with Ripped Knees

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: Driver Killed in Afternoon Motor Vehicle Collision

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Driver Killed in Afternoon Motor Vehicle Collision
DATE: September 5, 2019
CASE #: 19-020809
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 5, 2019 at approximately 4:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Clinchfield Street and Holston Valley Drive in Kingsport. Due to the severe nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. Their resultant investigation revealed the following:

A black 2015 Jeep Wrangler sport utility vehicle, driven and solely occupied by Cayley A. McCaslin (26 years of age of Kingsport), was northbound on Clinchfield Street approaching the intersection with Holston Valley Drive. Meanwhile, a white 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan, driven and solely occupied by John Owen Davenport (73 years of age of Gate City), was westbound on Holston Valley Drive approaching the intersection with Clinchfield Street.

Mr. Davenport failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled his Toyota into the intersection, directly into the path of the Jeep. The Jeep struck the Toyota in the driver’s side causing the Toyota to roll over and come to rest on its top. Ms. McCaslin sustained possible injuries; however, Mr. Davenport was killed in the crash.

This motor vehicle collision remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. No additional information is available for release at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Jeep
Model Wrangler
Year 2015
Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Cayley A. McCaslin
Age 26 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Toyota
Model Sienna
Year 2004
Type Minivan
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name John Owen Davenport
Age 73 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Gate City, VA
Injuries Fatal
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: List of Prohibited Items at Tri-Pride Festival Officially Released (Reminder)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: List of Prohibited Items at Tri-Pride Festival Officially Released (Reminder)
DATE: September 5, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

AT THE TRI-PRIDE FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2019:

NO WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE INCLUDING FIREARMS, KNIVES, ELECTRICAL WEAPONS, CHEMICAL WEAPONS OR OTHER ITEMS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED AS A WEAPON.

NO GLASS, THERMAL, PLASTIC, OR METAL CONTAINERS INCLUDING FOOD, LIQUID OR DRINK CANS, BOTTLES OR COOLERS OF ANY KIND TO INCLUDE WATER BOTTLES.

NO CONTAINERS, BAGS, PURSES, FANNY PACKS OR BACKPACKS (ONLY REQUIRED MEDICAL ITEMS OR CHILD CARE ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED).

FOLDING CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED BUT NOT WITH THEIR STORAGE BAGS.

POLES, STICKS, CLUBS, BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL BATS, GOLF CLUBS, UMBRELLAS, TENTS OR CANOPIES, SELFIE STICKS, OR OTHER ITEMS THAT COULD BE USED AS A WEAPON.

NO MASKS, INCLUDING GAS MASKS OR ANY OTHER FACE COVERING.

NO TORCHES, LANTERNS, FIREWORKS OR ANY OTHER DEVICE THAT USES FIRE OR FUEL.

NO AEROSOLS, SPRAY CANS, OR PRESSURIZED CONTAINERS.

NO TOY OR REPLICA WEAPONS. NO LASER POINTERS, FLASHLIGHTS OR OTHER DEVICES THAT CAN BE USED TO DIRECT LIGHT INTO EYES OR FACES.

NO ANIMALS EXCEPT WORKING SERVICE ANIMALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADA REGULATIONS.

NO MISSILES, PROJECTILES, OR OTHER ITEMS THAT IF THROWN COULD CAUSE INJURY.

NO ITEMS DETERMINED TO BE POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS.

NO HORNS, NOISEMAKERS, OR ANY AMPLIFIED SOUND EQUIPMENT DEVICES.

NO SIGNS OVER 3’ x 3’.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES, CONTAINERS OR BAGS FROM FAST FOOD OR OTHER RESTAURANTS OR GROCERY STORES. SMALL PRE-PACKAGED FOOD ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED (I.E. GRANOLA BARS, PROTEIN BARS, CANDY BARS).

NO BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS OR SCOOTERS.

For further explanation and/or additional clarification on some of the above rules, please visit the following link:

https://www.FaceBook.com/TriPrideTN/posts/659220101221136?__tn__=K-R

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: Investigators Asking Witnesses to Fatal I-26 Crash to Please Come Forward

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Investigators Asking Witnesses to Fatal I-26 Crash to Please Come Forward
DATE: September 3, 2019
CASE #: 19-020414
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #4: Over the course of the investigation thus far into what has now been ruled a fatal motor vehicle collision, Officers have determined that Zachary D. Hunt entered Interstate 26 in his black Mercedes sedan going the wrong way (eastbound in the westbound lanes) via an I-26 exit (rather than entrance) ramp at the intersection of John B. Dennis Highway and Wilcox Drive.

Anyone who may have witnessed the Mercedes accessing I-26 at this intersection, or who may have observed the Mercedes traveling in the wrong direction at any point along the two-mile stretch of I-26 between the Wilcox Drive and Rock Springs Road exits, or who may have even seen the crash itself is asked to please contact Crash Investigators with the K.P.D. Traffic Unit at 423-224-2750.

As previously released:

Update #3: On September 2, 2019 at approximately 9:00 PM, Margaret C. Buck succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and died. This remains an active ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional information will be released at this time.

As previously released:

Update #2: On September 1, 2019, at approximately 5:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 near mile-marker 6 (Rock Springs Road exit) in Kingsport. Based on the seriousness of the injuries to those involved, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A dark blue 2008 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Margaret C. Buck of Johnson City, TN, was lawfully traveling westbound on I-26 near mile-marker 6. Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, a black 2005 Mercedes C230 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Zachary D. Hunt of Unicoi, TN, was unlawfully traveling the wrong way, eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-26 at the same location.

The Mercedes struck the Honda in a head-on impact. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment, Mr. Hunt with non-incapacitating injuries, but Ms. Buck with serious/incapacitating injuries. The westbound lanes of Interstate 26 were completely closed for over three hours to allow for the initial treatment and transportation of the injured, the thorough investigation of the crash, and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

This remains an active ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional information will be released at this time.

Update: Westbound Interstate 26 in Kingsport is back open for travel. No details regarding the crash that caused the earlier road closure are available at this time.

As previously released:

On September 1, 2019 as of just after 5:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department and other first responders are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 6 in Kingsport. All of the westbound traffic lanes are completely shut down indefinitely to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area, and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, maintain a high level of situational awareness, and obey all traffic instructions. No further information regarding the actual crash is available at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 2008
Type 4-door sedan
Color Dark Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Margaret C. Buck
Age 47 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Johnson City, TN
Injuries Serious/Incapacitating Injuries
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Mercedes
Model C230
Year 2005
Type 4-door sedan
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Zachary D. Hunt
Age 23 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Unicoi, TN
Injuries Non-Incapacitating Injuries
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: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update #3)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update #3)
DATE: September 3, 2019
CASE #: 19-020414
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #3: On September 2, 2019 at approximately 9:00 PM, Margaret C. Buck succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and died. This remains an active ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional information will be released at this time.

As previously released:

Update #2: On September 1, 2019, at approximately 5:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 near mile-marker 6 (Rock Springs Road exit) in Kingsport. Based on the seriousness of the injuries to those involved, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A dark blue 2008 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Margaret C. Buck of Johnson City, TN, was lawfully traveling westbound on I-26 near mile-marker 6. Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, a black 2005 Mercedes C230 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Zachary D. Hunt of Unicoi, TN, was unlawfully traveling the wrong way, eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-26 at the same location.

The Mercedes struck the Honda in a head-on impact. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment, Mr. Hunt with non-incapacitating injuries, but Ms. Buck with serious/incapacitating injuries. The westbound lanes of Interstate 26 were completely closed for over three hours to allow for the initial treatment and transportation of the injured, the thorough investigation of the crash, and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

This remains an active ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional information will be released at this time.

Update: Westbound Interstate 26 in Kingsport is back open for travel. No details regarding the crash that caused the earlier road closure are available at this time.

As previously released:

On September 1, 2019 as of just after 5:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department and other first responders are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 6 in Kingsport. All of the westbound traffic lanes are completely shut down indefinitely to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area, and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, maintain a high level of situational awareness, and obey all traffic instructions. No further information regarding the actual crash is available at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 2008
Type 4-door sedan
Color Dark Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Margaret C. Buck
Age 47 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Johnson City, TN
Injuries Serious/Incapacitating Injuries
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Mercedes
Model C230
Year 2005
Type 4-door sedan
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Zachary D. Hunt
Age 23 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Unicoi, TN
Injuries Non-Incapacitating Injuries
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: List of Prohibited Items at Tri-Pride Festival Officially Released (Reminder)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: List of Prohibited Items at Tri-Pride Festival Officially Released (Reminder)
DATE: September 3, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

AT THE TRI-PRIDE FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2019:

NO WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE INCLUDING FIREARMS, KNIVES, ELECTRICAL WEAPONS, CHEMICAL WEAPONS OR OTHER ITEMS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED AS A WEAPON.

NO GLASS, THERMAL, PLASTIC, OR METAL CONTAINERS INCLUDING FOOD, LIQUID OR DRINK CANS, BOTTLES OR COOLERS OF ANY KIND TO INCLUDE WATER BOTTLES.

NO CONTAINERS, BAGS, PURSES, FANNY PACKS OR BACKPACKS (ONLY REQUIRED MEDICAL ITEMS OR CHILD CARE ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED).

FOLDING CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED BUT NOT WITH THEIR STORAGE BAGS.

POLES, STICKS, CLUBS, BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL BATS, GOLF CLUBS, UMBRELLAS, TENTS OR CANOPIES, SELFIE STICKS, OR OTHER ITEMS THAT COULD BE USED AS A WEAPON.

NO MASKS, INCLUDING GAS MASKS OR ANY OTHER FACE COVERING.

NO TORCHES, LANTERNS, FIREWORKS OR ANY OTHER DEVICE THAT USES FIRE OR FUEL.

NO AEROSOLS, SPRAY CANS, OR PRESSURIZED CONTAINERS.

NO TOY OR REPLICA WEAPONS. NO LASER POINTERS, FLASHLIGHTS OR OTHER DEVICES THAT CAN BE USED TO DIRECT LIGHT INTO EYES OR FACES.

NO ANIMALS EXCEPT WORKING SERVICE ANIMALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADA REGULATIONS.

NO MISSILES, PROJECTILES, OR OTHER ITEMS THAT IF THROWN COULD CAUSE INJURY.

NO ITEMS DETERMINED TO BE POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS.

NO HORNS, NOISEMAKERS, OR ANY AMPLIFIED SOUND EQUIPMENT DEVICES.

NO SIGNS OVER 3’ x 3’.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES, CONTAINERS OR BAGS FROM FAST FOOD OR OTHER RESTAURANTS OR GROCERY STORES. SMALL PRE-PACKAGED FOOD ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED (I.E. GRANOLA BARS, PROTEIN BARS, CANDY BARS).

NO BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS OR SCOOTERS.

For further explanation and/or additional clarification on some of the above rules, please visit the following link:

https://www.FaceBook.com/TriPrideTN/posts/659220101221136?__tn__=K-R

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton