KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Issue Interstate 81 Traffic Advisory Due to Overturned Tractor Trailer

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 Issue Interstate 81 Traffic Advisory Due to Overturned Tractor Trailer
DATE: December 7, 2018
CASE #: 18-032785
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 7, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to Interstate 81 near the Interstate 26 interchange in reference to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer. As of the time of issuance of this news release, southbound I-81 is completely blocked.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to avoid this area if at all possible, and seek an alternate route, so as to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, be patient, pay attention, an obey all traffic instructions.

Specific information regarding the crash itself is not available at this time.

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: Wilcox Drive Completely Closed Due to Crash (Update #2)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Wilcox Drive Completely Closed Due to Crash (Update #2)
DATE: December 5, 2018
CASE #: 18-032616
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 5, 2018 as of approximately 1:30 PM, workers were in the process of removing road closure barricades and detour signage along Wilcox Drive. Normal traffic patterns should be resuming within the next few minutes.

As previously released:

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a single vehicle crash with possible injury in the 1000 block of Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. The subsequent investigation, which included an independent witness account, determined the following:

A black 2001 Toyota Camry was northbound on Wilcox Drive when the driver and sole occupant, Molly E. Tinkham, apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle veered to the left across oncoming traffic lanes and struck a utility pole on the opposite side of the roadway. After striking the pole, her vehicle continued down an embankment before coming to a stop.

Ms. Tinkham was checked at the scene for possible injuries by Sullivan County E.M.S; however, she declined transport to a hospital for further treatment. She could not provide proof of insurance on her vehicle. She was cited for 1) Failure to Exercise Due Care and 2) Failure to Comply with Financial Responsibility (No Insurance).

The broken utility pole and downed utility lines stretched across Wilcox Drive necessitating a complete road closure from Meadowview Parkway to Jared Drive. Appropriate detours have been implemented. AEP is currently estimating that the road closure will likely remain in effect until at least mid-afternoon today.

Motorists should make every possible effort to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, pay attention, be patient, and follow all traffic instructions.

An update will be issued when normal traffic patterns resume.

As previously released:

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a crash with injury in the 1000 block of Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. As a result of this crash, a broken utility pole and downed utility lines are stretched across Wilcox Drive. Wilcox Drive is completely closed indefinitely in both directions from Meadowview Parkway to Jared Drive until the roadway can be cleared.

Detours are in the process of being put in place. Motorists, especially morning commuter traffic, should make every possible effort to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, pay attention, be patient, and follow all traffic instructions. Specific details regarding the crash itself will not be available until later in the day today.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Toyota
Model Camry
Year 2001
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Molly E. Tinkham
Age 28 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
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: Wilcox Drive Completely Closed Due to Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Wilcox Drive Completely Closed Due to Crash (Update)
DATE: December 5, 2018
CASE #: 18-032616
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a single vehicle crash with possible injury in the 1000 block of Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. The subsequent investigation, which included an independent witness account, determined the following:

A black 2001 Toyota Camry was northbound on Wilcox Drive when the driver and sole occupant, Molly E. Tinkham, apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle veered to the left across oncoming traffic lanes and struck a utility pole on the opposite side of the roadway. After striking the pole, her vehicle continued down an embankment before coming to a stop.

Ms. Tinkham was checked at the scene for possible injuries by Sullivan County E.M.S; however, she declined transport to a hospital for further treatment. She could not provide proof of insurance on her vehicle. She was cited for 1) Failure to Exercise Due Care and 2) Failure to Comply with Financial Responsibility (No Insurance).

The broken utility pole and downed utility lines stretched across Wilcox Drive necessitating a complete road closure from Meadowview Parkway to Jared Drive. Appropriate detours have been implemented. AEP is currently estimating that the road closure will likely remain in effect until at least mid-afternoon today.

Motorists should make every possible effort to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, pay attention, be patient, and follow all traffic instructions.

An update will be issued when normal traffic patterns resume.

As previously released:

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a crash with injury in the 1000 block of Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. As a result of this crash, a broken utility pole and downed utility lines are stretched across Wilcox Drive. Wilcox Drive is completely closed indefinitely in both directions from Meadowview Parkway to Jared Drive until the roadway can be cleared.

Detours are in the process of being put in place. Motorists, especially morning commuter traffic, should make every possible effort to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, pay attention, be patient, and follow all traffic instructions. Specific details regarding the crash itself will not be available until later in the day today.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Toyota
Model Camry
Year 2001
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Molly E. Tinkham
Age 28 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
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: Wilcox Drive Completely Closed Due to Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Wilcox Drive Completely Closed Due to Crash
DATE: December 5, 2018
CASE #: 18-032616
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a crash with injury in the 1000 block of Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. As a result of this crash, a broken utility pole and downed utility lines are stretched across Wilcox Drive. Wilcox Drive is completely closed indefinitely in both directions from Meadowview Parkway to Jared Drive until the roadway can be cleared.

Detours are in the process of being put in place. Motorists, especially morning commuter traffic, should make every possible effort to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, pay attention, be patient, and follow all traffic instructions. Specific details regarding the crash itself will not be available until later in the day today.

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: Four Kingsport Police Officers Recognized by T.H.S.O. for Excellence in Traffic Safety Enforcement

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Four Kingsport Police Officers Recognized by T.H.S.O. for Excellence in Traffic Safety Enforcement
DATE: December 4, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 4, 2018, four Officers of the Kingsport Police Department were recognized for their emphasis on traffic safety over the previous year. At the annual Tennessee Highway Safety Office (T.H.S.O.) Awards Ceremony held in Greeneville, TN, the following K.P.D. Officers were presented with awards:

Officer Lucas Parker was presented with the Going Beyond the Traffic Stop Award, Officer Matt McGuire was presented with both the Traffic Safety Officer of the Year Award and the Drug Recognition Expert of the Year Award, Lieutenant Steve Summey was presented with the Speed Enforcement Award, and Officer Blake Good was presented with the Impaired Driving Enforcement Award.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to take this opportunity to recognize these officers for helping keep Kingsport’s roadways and citizens safe and to congratulate them on a job well done.

Pictured left to right above: Officer Lucas Parker, Officer Matt McGuire, Lieutenant Steve Summey, and Officer Blake Good
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: Super 8 Motel Shooting Suspect in Custody

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Super 8 Motel Shooting Suspect in Custody
DATE: December 3, 2018
CASE #: 18-030812
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 1, 2018, Mark A. Harold was arrested on an outstanding K.P.D. warrant for 1) Attempted Second Degree Murder, 2) Aggravated Assault, and 3) Felony Reckless Endangerment (2 counts). He was taken into custody by the Mount Carmel Police Department following a routine traffic stop.

Mr. Harold was transported to the Kingsport City Jail, but has since been transferred to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville where he remains confined, pending arraignment, with no current eligibility for bond.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Mount Carmel Police Department for their diligence in his apprehension.

As previously released:

On November 11, 2018 at approximately 1:45 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel, located at 700 Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport, to investigate a shooting incident. Their resultant findings were as follows:

A family was traveling through Kingsport and stopped to stay at the Super 8 Motel for the night. The husband and wife heard a disturbance outside of their room and stepped out to investigate. They observed a group of individuals in a breezeway and what they described as a black male suspect beating a female victim.

When the husband attempted to intervene, a second black male suspect produced a handgun. As the husband retreated, the suspect fired multiple shots, striking him no less than three times in the back. The husband fell and crawled back into his motel room, and his wife called 911.

Sullivan County EMS responded and transported him to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. The subsequent diagnosis by hospital personnel was that fortunately, none of the gunshot wounds appeared life-threatening. He was ultimately treated and released.

After extensive investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, the suspect who fired the shots was positively identified as Mark A. Harold. Detectives have since obtained a warrant for his arrest, charging him with 1) Attempted Second Degree Murder, 2) Aggravated Assault, and 3) Felony Reckless Endangerment (2 counts).

As of the time of issuance of this news release, Mr. Harold remains wanted and at large. Based on information obtained during the investigation, he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to promptly call the Kingsport Police Department 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 open and active felony investigation, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no additional details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Mark A. Harold
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 419 Allen Drive, Apt. C107

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Attempted Second Degree Murder

2) Aggravated Assault

3) Felony Reckless Endangerment (2 counts)

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 40 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Not Released
Injuries Multiple Gunshot Wounds
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: Dorothy Street Shooting Suspect in Custody

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Dorothy Street Shooting Suspect in Custody
DATE: November 28, 2018
CASE #: 18-032003
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 28, 2018 at approximately 8:30 PM, Chris Owen Horton was arrested without incident at his residence, located at 419 Mimosa Street in Mount Carmel. He was transported to the Kingsport City Jail where he will remain confined, pending arraignment, in lieu of a $30,000 bond.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Mount Carmel Police Department for their assistance in his apprehension.

As previously released:

On November 27, 2018 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a Dorothy Street residence in the Gibsontown area of Kingsport in reference to a shooting incident.

While en route to the scene, information was relayed via Kingsport Central Dispatch that a woman was transporting a shooting victim in a personal vehicle to an area medical facility. That victim (41 year old white male adult) was treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his hand and leg and is listed in stable condition.

Once on scene, Officers located a second victim (18 year old white male adult) who had sustained a superficial injury (a burn or possible graze mark) as a result of a firearm being discharged in close proximity to his arm. His injury did not appear to require immediate medical attention.

The subsequent investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division revealed the following:

The suspect came to the residence to speak with the 41 year old victim about a preexisting matter. An argument ensued which eventually led to a physical struggle. During the altercation, the suspect produced a handgun and shot the 41 year old victim in the hand and leg. The 18 year old victim apparently sustained his injury as the gun was fired.

Following the shooting and prior to police arrival, the suspect fled the scene in what is believed to be a light tan colored Honda. Over the course of the investigation, Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect as Chris Owen Horton. A warrant has been obtained, charging him with two counts of Aggravated Assault.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, he remains wanted and at large. 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

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Chris Owen Horton
Age Date of Birth 11/20/1961

57 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 419 Mimosa Street

Mount Carmel, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Assault (2 counts)

VICTIM #1 INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 41 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Non-Life Threatening Gunshot Wound
VICTIM #2 INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 18 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Superficial Gunshot Wound
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton