KPD e-News Release: Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder Following Shooting Incident on Ash Street

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder Following Shooting Incident on Ash Street
DATE: September 10, 2020
CASE #: 20-019380
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 10, 2020 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a shooting incident in the 1300 block of Ash Street in Kingsport. Upon arrival, they located a 19 year old adult male victim, with apparent gunshot wounds, outside of the residence.

The victim was transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area medical facility for emergency medical treatment. As of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

The subsequent investigation revealed that the victim had been shot by an acquaintance, Jacob R. Hayes, following an argument. Mr. Hayes reportedly fled the scene, prior to police arrival, in a green box-style vehicle.

Detectives have obtained a warrant, charging him with Attempted Second Degree Murder. As of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains wanted and at large. While there is no reason to believe he is a danger to the general public, due to the nature of the offense, he should still be considered armed and dangerous.

Mr. Hayes is a 20 year old white male adult, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighing roughly 145 pounds. His photograph has been included with this release.

Anyone who sees him, or knows his possible current whereabouts, is asked to promptly 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

As this remains an active and ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, absolutely no additional details will be released at this time.

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jacob R. Hayes
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

145 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency 3208 Sullivan Gardens Parkway

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Attempted Second Degree Murder

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 19 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Gunshot Wounds

Hospitalized in Serious but Stable Condition

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 Department Launches New Automated Traffic Alert System

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 Department Launches New Automated Traffic Alert System
DATE: September 8, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to announce KingsportPDAlerts, a new automated traffic alert system. This system is designed to notify the media and the general public of incidents that have the possibility of creating traffic congestion.

Types of incidents that will generate an automated alert will include the following:

1) Crashes

2) Stranded Motorists

3) Road Hazards

4) Traffic Light Outages

5) Road Closures

6) Water Line Breaks

7) Fires

Not only will this system generate an initial alert when the incident is first reported, but it will also generate a follow up alert, in the form of an update, once the incident is cleared.

While the above categories will automatically generate an alert, this system also has the bonus capability of allowing customized messages to be manually generated for unique circumstances and/or critical incidents, that necessitate timely communication with the public, should that need arise.

When one of the above incidents is reported to Kingsport Central Dispatch, an alert will immediately post to a new blog page, which can be found at www.KingsportPDAlerts.com. This blog page is viewable and subscribable by the public. Anyone can feel free to visit it at any time to view current and past alerts. These alerts will also post to the department’s FaceBook page and Twitter feed.

There are three ways that that media representatives and citizens can opt to receive the automated alerts:

1) Enter your email address at www.KingsportPDAlerts.com to subscribe and start receiving alerts directly to your email inbox.

2) Follow us on FaceBook at www.FaceBook.com/KingsportPoliceDepartment.

3) Follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/KingsportPD.

Media representatives are encouraged to pass along current alerts from this system to the public during their daily broadcasts. In most cases, specific details regarding these incidents will not be immediately available. Unless exigent circumstances dictate otherwise, further information will typically not be available for release until the next regular business day.

Citizens are also encouraged to take advantage of this new automated alert system directly to help them avoid potentially hazardous areas, traffic congestion, and unnecessary delays during their daily travels.

The new automated KingsportPDAlerts system is designed to complement, not replace, other public communication systems already in use by the Kingsport Police Department.

All official K.P.D. News Releases will continue to post to a completely separate blog, which can be found at www.KingsportPDBlog.com. That blog is also subscribable by email, and those news releases also post to the department’s FaceBook page and Twitter feed.

K.P.D. is active on several social media platforms to include WordPress, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube…all of which are utilized to promote transparency and help keep the media and public better informed. Links to these various platforms are included below:

1) www.KingsportPDAlerts.com

2) www.KingsportPDBlog.com

3) www.FaceBook.com/KingsportPoliceDepartment

4) www.Twitter.com/KingsportPD

5) www.Instagram.com/KingsportPD

6) www.YouTube.com/KingsportPD

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. Vice Investigation Nets Arrests and Significant Seizure of Drugs and Cash

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. Vice Investigation Nets Arrests and Significant Seizure of Drugs and Cash
DATE: August 31, 2020
CASE #: 20-018161
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 24, 2020 at approximately 6:00 PM, Detectives assigned to the Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit encountered Malik Antonio Dunn and Aleecia Kristen Pritchard in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, located at 2000 Enterprise Place in Kingsport. Knowing Mr. Dunn had outstanding warrants for his arrest for Driving on a Suspended License, he was promptly taken into custody without incident.

When Ms. Pritchard saw the Detectives approaching, she was observed in the act of furtively dropping a baggie of green plant material, believed to be Marijuana, on the ground. The contraband was recovered, and she was arrested for Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana). She was subsequently released on a Misdemeanor Citation in lieu of continued custody. She is scheduled for arraignment on September 1, 2020.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Dunn was found to have two baggies of a crystalline substance, believed to be Methamphetamine, concealed on his person. Further investigation revealed that he had a room rented at the Hampton Inn in his name. A search warrant was obtained and executed for his hotel room which revealed an additional baggie of crystalline substance, believed to be Methamphetamine, assorted pills, believed to be Alprazolam, various items of unlawful drug equipment, and nearly $9,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from illegal drug transactions.

In addition to the preexisting warrants for Driving on a Suspended License, Mr. Dunn has been charged with Sale or Delivery of Over 300 grams of a Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine), Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Stored, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Schedule IV Drug (Alprazolam), and Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, Mr. Dunn remains incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville with no current eligibility for bond. He is scheduled for arraignment on September 1, 2020.

The Kingsport Police Department wishes to thank the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for their cooperative assistance with this operation. As this remains an active ongoing investigation into illegal narcotics trafficking, no further details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Malik Antonio Dunn
Age Date of Birth 3/16/1997

23 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 3144 Mission Ridge Lane

Atlanta, GA

Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over 300 grams Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)

2) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Stored

3) Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of Schedule IV Drug (Alprazolam)

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

5) Also already wanted on Pre-Existing Warrants for Driving on Suspended License

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Aleecia Kristen Pritchard
Age Date of Birth 9/14/2000

19 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 1983 Smokey Road

Alrange, GA

Charge(s) 1) Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

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. Emphasizing Traffic Safety as Kingsport Students Return to School in Person

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Emphasizing Traffic Safety as Kingsport Students Return to School in Person
DATE: August 31, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Effective Monday morning, August 31, 2020, Kingsport City School students will be returning to campus in person. The Kingsport Police Department will be patrolling Kingsport’s various school zones and actively enforcing traffic violations. Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all traffic laws, and drive with an increased level of situational awareness, especially around school zones.

One of the newer state laws that went into effect just over a year ago is the Hands Free Tennessee law that, among other things, makes it illegal to have a cell phone in your hand while driving. It is important to note that while a first-time offense is a $50 fine and a third-time or higher offense or an offense resulting in a crash is a $100 fine, IF THE OFFENSE OCCURS IN A WORK ZONE OR A SCHOOL ZONE, THE FINE IS $200.

Following, are some additional Back to School Safe Driving Tips:

Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

Things get a little crazy on the roads during the school year. Buses are everywhere, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, and anxious parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.

If You’re Dropping Off

Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location. The following apply to all school zones:

· Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.

· Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school.

· Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school.

· Have children exit the vehicle from the side of the vehicle facing the curb rather than the side of the vehicle facing traffic.

· Use crosswalks. Don’t jaywalk or allow your children to do so.

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians

According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they’re walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

· Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic.

· In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.

· Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.

· Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.

· Don’t honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way.

· Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.

· Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way.

Sharing the Road with School Buses

If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.

· Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you’re on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children.

· If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

· This is true even on multi-lane highways unless there is a barrier or grass or raised concrete median physically dividing the two directions of the highway. Multi-lane highways only divided by center turn lanes do not satisfy this criteria, so both directions must stop for a stopped school bus.

· The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.

· Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks.

Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

On most roads, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles, but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist.

· When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly, and leave 3 feet between your car and the cyclist.

· When turning left and a bicyclist is approaching in the opposite direction, wait for the rider to pass.

· If you’re turning right and a bicyclist is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signals.

· Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling; children especially have a tendency to do this.

· Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods.

· Watch for bikes coming from driveways or behind parked cars.

· Check side mirrors before opening your door.

Seatbelts and Child Passenger Safety

Finally, all motorists are strongly encouraged to make sure they, and everyone in their vehicle, are properly restrained. Being properly restrained by a seatbelt or an appropriate child passenger safety seat can easily make the difference in a motorist being seriously injured or killed in a crash versus walking away from the crash with minor injuries or no injuries whatsoever.

The Kingsport Police Department encourages ALL occupants of ALL motor vehicles to wear their seatbelt ALL of the time. It is the law, but more importantly, it might just save a life. For a comprehensive guide to child passenger safety, please visit the following link:

https://TNTrafficSafety.org/CPS

By exercising a little extra care and caution, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and school buses can co-exist safely in school zones and throughout the City of Kingsport.

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 Release Surveillance Video of Blakely-Mitchell Burglary in Effort to Identify Suspect

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 Release Surveillance Video of Blakely-Mitchell Burglary in Effort to Identify Suspect
DATE: August 28, 2020
CASE #: 20-018190
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of August 25, 2020 the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a burglary that occurred during the previous overnight hours at Blakely-Mitchell Clothing Store, located at 240 Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport. Area surveillance video showed a white male adult, believed to be the suspect, arrive in a black vehicle (possibly a BMW). Over $5,000 in clothing and accessories were reported stolen.

Photos of the suspect and his vehicle have been included in this release, while clips of the actual footage have also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/oDo77Km9o7M

https://youtu.be/sOfRIQNhvMI

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or his vehicle 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) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Missing Teenager

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. Searching for Missing Teenager
DATE: August 28, 2020
CASE #: 20-018411
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the evening of August 27, 2020 Rodney K. Kelly was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member, who had not seen or heard from him since earlier that day. While foul play is not suspected in this case, due to his minor age, Detectives are making every possible effort to locate him.

A photograph and description is included in this release. Anyone who sees him or may know 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 JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Rodney K. Kelly
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 10 inches

160 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Black and Red Shirt

Gray Athletic Pants

Yellow Nike Athletic 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: Kingsport Police Attempting to Find Missing 69 Year Old Man (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 Find Missing 69 Year Old Man (Update)
DATE: August 26, 2020
CASE #: 20-018238
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Thanks to citizen tips, Charles D. Roberts has been located safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of August 25, 2020, Charles D. Roberts was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member, who advised that he had not been seen or heard from since August 21st. While there is no known reason to suspect foul play at this time, due his age, health, and recent medical history, his family is concerned for his safety, and investigators are making every possible effort to locate him.

Mr. Roberts is a 69 year old white male adult. He is approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs roughly 154 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is possibly traveling in a gray 2018 Nissan Sentra compact sedan displaying TN registration 6D07Z3.

Anyone who sees him or his vehicle or may possibly know his current whereabouts is asked to promptly 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 Charles D. Roberts
Age 69 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 3 inches

154 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Vehicle Gray 2018 Nissan Sentra

TN License Plate 6D07Z3

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 Find Missing 69 Year Old Man

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 Find Missing 69 Year Old Man
DATE: August 26, 2020
CASE #: 20-018238
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of August 25, 2020, Charles D. Roberts was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member, who advised that he had not been seen or heard from since August 21st. While there is no known reason to suspect foul play at this time, due his age, health, and recent medical history, his family is concerned for his safety, and investigators are making every possible effort to locate him.

Mr. Roberts is a 69 year old white male adult. He is approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs roughly 154 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is possibly traveling in a gray 2018 Nissan Sentra compact sedan displaying TN registration 6D07Z3.

Anyone who sees him or his vehicle or may possibly know his current whereabouts is asked to promptly 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 Charles D. Roberts
Age 69 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 3 inches

154 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Vehicle Gray 2018 Nissan Sentra

TN License Plate 6D07Z3

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: Extensive K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit Investigations Yield Multiple Indictments and Arrests

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Extensive K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit Investigations Yield Multiple Indictments and Arrests
DATE: August 26, 2020
CASE #: Multiple
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Following extensive ongoing investigations by the Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, and subsequent recent presentments to the Sullivan County Grand Jury, twenty-six (26) people have been indicted on felony drug charges. Many of these individuals have already been arrested; however, several still remain wanted and at large.

These individuals and their respective charges are listed in accompanying tables within this release. Anyone who knows the current whereabouts of any of the remaining wanted suspects is asked to contact the K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit at 423-229-9367 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to these or any other cases 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

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, and the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney General for their invaluable assistance throughout these investigations.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Arthur David Simonton
Date of Birth 12/2/1968
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (8 counts)

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

3) Criminal Conspiracy to Possess over ½ Gram of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine0 for Sale or Delivery within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/6/2020
Current Status Released on $17,500 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Mary Elizabeth McClain
Date of Birth 12/7/1989
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (4 counts)
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/7/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $15,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Steven Marshall Deadrick
Date of Birth 9/21/1956
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/8/2020
Current Status Released on $15,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Timothy Jon Eaton
Date of Birth 2/21/1970
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a Preschool

2) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a Preschool (6 counts)

3) Possession of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery within 1,000 feet of a Preschool

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

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 8/13/2020
Current Status Released on $40,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Antonio Samuel Williams
Date of Birth 4/11/1978
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) (4 counts)

2) Sale or Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/23/2020
Current Status Released on $20,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jonathan J. Hardy
Date of Birth 6/17/1987
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (4 counts)
Date Indicted 3/4/2020
Arrested? Yes on 3/11/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $25,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony Ryan
Date of Birth 6/10/1994
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of over ½ ounce Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

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

4) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission or Attempted Commission of a Dangerous Felony

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Valerie Kay Bartram
Date of Birth 8/28/1974
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

2) Possession of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)

3) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Robert Estes Hale
Date of Birth 5/24/1952
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Possession of over ½ gram of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

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

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE (also wanted by SCSO for Violation of Probation)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Taylor Dawn Powell
Date of Birth 8/9/1994
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE (additional warrants on file with SCSO)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name James Fitzgerald Simonton, Jr.
Date of Birth 4/15/1993
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (4 counts)

2) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine)

Date Indicted 5/20/2020
Arrested? Yes on 6/9/2020
Current Status Released on $75,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Emmanuel Jose Lytle
Date of Birth 8/31/1979
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine)

2) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

3) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/14/2020
Current Status Released on $25,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Daniel Lee Clevenger
Date of Birth 7/21/1956
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of over ½ ounce Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Aaron Anthony Reed
Date of Birth 4/21/1989
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
Date Indicted March 2020
Arrested? Not yet on these charges
Current Status Currently incarcerated in Southwest Virginia Regional Jail on Unrelated Charges

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Emily Brooke Bartlett
Date of Birth 9/21/1990
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule I Drug (Heroin)
Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/8/2020
Current Status Released on $20,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Rachel Leeann Eaton
Date of Birth 2/8/1991
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)

2) Sale or Delivery of Counterfeit Substance

Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 6/7/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Capurs Hall
Date of Birth 3/19/1976
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale or Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park
Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 5/27/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Randall E. Johnson
Date of Birth 11/30/1967
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Schedule I Drug (Heroin) within 1,000 feet of a City Park (2 counts)

2) Sale and Delivery of Schedule I Drug (Fentanyl) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted May 2020
Arrested? Yes on 5/27/2020
Current Status Released on $75,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Tyrese Lamon Williams
Date of Birth 10/13/1986
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine)

2) Sale and Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/6/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $20,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Calvin Phillips
Date of Birth 1/3/1988
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

2) Delivery of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

Date Indicted 5/6/2020
Arrested? Not yet on these charges
Current Status Currently in Federal Custody on Unrelated Charges

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name April Jareen Salyers
Date of Birth 9/29/1988
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a City Park

2) Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a School

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/20/2020
Current Status Released on $25,000 Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jereka N. Skaggs
Date of Birth 12/3/1971
Gender/Race Female/Black
Charge(s) 1) Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) (6 counts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

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

4) Possession of over ½ gram Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/22/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Ethan J. Dupree
Date of Birth 8/19/1999
Gender/Race Male/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

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

Date Indicted November 2019
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Shania J. Stepp
Date of Birth 5/27/1998
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

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

Date Indicted November 2019
Arrested? No
Current Status WANTED/AT LARGE

(NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name James Leon Bradley
Date of Birth 1/29/1997
Gender/Race Male/Black
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

3) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission or Attempted Commission of a Dangerous Felony

4) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

5) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/15/2020
Current Status Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail with No Eligibility for Bond

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Harley Dawn Stallard
Date of Birth 3/25/2001
Gender/Race Female/White
Charge(s) 1) Possession of Schedule II Drug (Cocaine) for Sale or Delivery

2) Possession of Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Sale or Delivery

3) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission or Attempted Commission of a Dangerous Felony

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment (2 counts)

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

Date Indicted 6/24/2020
Arrested? Yes on 7/15/2020
Current Status Released on Bond

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: Homeless Man Arrested After Attacking Officer with Baseball Bat Near Hunger First

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Homeless Man Arrested After Attacking Officer with Baseball Bat Near Hunger First
DATE: August 25, 2020
CASE #: 20-018041
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 23, 2020 at approximately 1:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to Hunger First, located at 1100 Oak Street in Kingsport, in reference to a citizen complaint of a man, armed with a baseball bat, chasing another individual. Upon arrival, the first responding Officer located a homeless man, later identified as William S. Larkins, just past Hunger First on Myrtle Street. Mr. Larkins was creating a loud disturbance, yelling at some nearby residents in front of their home.

When Mr. Larkins saw the Officer, he raised a large wooden baseball bat over his head and advanced on him, shouting expletives. The Officer drew his service pistol and ordered Mr. Larkins to drop his weapon. Mr. Larkins briefly complied, threw the bat on the ground, and sat down on the sidewalk with his hands on his head; however, as Officers approached him, he balled up his fists, raised his arms, and again assumed a fighting stance.

Officers were eventually able to overcome his resistance and place him in handcuffs. Mr. Larkins initially identified himself to the Officers as Ralph W. Gue, although when his fingerprints came back to William S. Larkins, he acknowledged that Larkins is his legal name, but he also goes by the name Gue.

He was searched during intake at the Kingsport City Jail and was found to be in possession of a glass pipe, commonly associated with illicit drug use. Mr. Larkins has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia.

He has since been transferred to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville, where as of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains confined, in lieu of a $17,000 bond.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name William S. Larkins

a.k.a. “Ralph W. Gue”

Age Date of Birth 1/11/1972

48 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Homeless

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault

2) Disorderly Conduct

3) Resisting Arrest

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton