KPD e-News Release: Traffic Advisory Issued for I-26 Due to Serious Crash (2nd Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory Issued for I-26 Due to Serious Crash (2nd Update)
DATE: November 11, 2019
CASE #: 19-026495
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 11, 2019 K.P.D. Crash Investigators learned that Jeremiah S. Fields had died earlier that morning while still hospitalized following the I-26 collision in which he was involved.

The crash remains under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further details will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a rollover motor vehicle collision, involving an occupant ejection, on eastbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 1.4 in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A gray 2013 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Cecilia M. Haynes (19 year old white/female adult of Greeneville, TN), was traveling lawfully on I-26 in the centermost of three eastbound lanes when it was overtaken by a red 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 4-door sedan traveling behind her in the same lane and direction, but at a significantly higher rate of speed.

The Chevrolet, driven and solely occupied by Jeremiah S. Fields (37 year old white/male adult of Kingsport, TN), rear-ended the Chrysler as Mr. Fields swerved the vehicle to the left in an attempt to avoid a collision with and/or pass the Chrysler. After hitting the Chrysler, the Chevrolet veered out of control into the cable barrier and overturned, coming to rest upside down in the adjacent median.

As the Chevrolet rolled, Mr. Fields, who was not properly restrained by a seatbelt as required by law, was ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Fields was transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious injuries. Ms. Haynes was not injured in the collision.

Due to heavy traffic congestion following the crash, a traffic advisory was issued at the time to allow first responders to safely carry out their duties. The scene has since been cleared, and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

This crash remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional details are available for release at this time.

As previously released:

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle rollover crash, involving the possible ejection of at least one occupant, on eastbound Interstate 26 between mile-markers 1 and 2 in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene to investigate.

The area is currently extremely congested. Area motorists are strongly encouraged to completely avoid the area and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to pay attention, use caution, be patient, and obey all traffic instructions as first responders on scene carry out their duties.

No additional information regarding the crash itself is available at this time. Further details will be shared as they become available at an appropriate point in the investigation.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chrysler
Model 200
Year 2013
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Gray
Damage Minor Damage
Driver Name Cecilia M. Haynes
Age 19 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Greeneville, Tennessee
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Cavalier
Year 2000
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jeremiah S. Fields
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, Tennessee
Injuries Serious 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: Traffic Advisory Issued for I-26 Due to Serious Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory Issued for I-26 Due to Serious Crash (Update)
DATE: November 10, 2019
CASE #: 19-026495
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a rollover motor vehicle collision, involving an occupant ejection, on eastbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 1.4 in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A gray 2013 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Cecilia M. Haynes (19 year old white/female adult of Greeneville, TN), was traveling lawfully on I-26 in the centermost of three eastbound lanes when it was overtaken by a red 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 4-door sedan traveling behind her in the same lane and direction, but at a significantly higher rate of speed.

The Chevrolet, driven and solely occupied by Jeremiah S. Fields (37 year old white/male adult of Kingsport, TN), rear-ended the Chrysler as Mr. Fields swerved the vehicle to the left in an attempt to avoid a collision with and/or pass the Chrysler. After hitting the Chrysler, the Chevrolet veered out of control into the cable barrier and overturned, coming to rest upside down in the adjacent median.

As the Chevrolet rolled, Mr. Fields, who was not properly restrained by a seatbelt as required by law, was ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Fields was transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Ms. Haynes was not injured in the collision.

Due to heavy traffic congestion following the crash, a traffic advisory was issued at the time to allow first responders to safely carry out their duties. The scene has since been cleared, and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

This crash remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional details are available for release at this time.

As previously released:

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle rollover crash, involving the possible ejection of at least one occupant, on eastbound Interstate 26 between mile-markers 1 and 2 in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene to investigate.

The area is currently extremely congested. Area motorists are strongly encouraged to completely avoid the area and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to pay attention, use caution, be patient, and obey all traffic instructions as first responders on scene carry out their duties.

No additional information regarding the crash itself is available at this time. Further details will be shared as they become available at an appropriate point in the investigation.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chrysler
Model 200
Year 2013
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Gray
Damage Minor Damage
Driver Name Cecilia M. Haynes
Age 19 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Greeneville, Tennessee
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Cavalier
Year 2000
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jeremiah S. Fields
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, Tennessee
Injuries Serious but Non-Life Threatening 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: Truck Driver Critically Injured in Two Tractor-Trailer Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Truck Driver Critically Injured in Two Tractor-Trailer Crash (Update)
DATE: November 10, 2019
CASE #: 19-025983
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 9, 2019 the Kingsport Police Department was officially notified by area medical professionals that Anthony Alan Wofford had died after succumbing to the injuries that he sustained in the November 4th crash on Fordtown Road in Kingsport.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, additional details neither can nor will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On November 4, 2019 at approximately 11:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a collision involving two tractor trailers on Fordtown Road at the intersection with Tri-Cities Crossing in Kingsport. Due to the severity of injuries sustained by one of the drivers, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A white 2019 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer, driven and solely occupied by Carl Adolph Reuter (73 year-old white/male of Milton, Florida), was westbound on Fordtown Road and preparing to proceed straight through the intersection with Tri-Cities Crossing and enter an access ramp to northbound Interstate 81.

Meanwhile a white 2014 WSTR Truck tractor-trailer, driven and solely occupied by Anthony Alan Wofford (63 year-old white/male of Laurel, Mississippi), was northbound on Fordtown Road and preparing to proceed straight through the same intersection onto Tri-Cities Crossing.

The Freightliner had a stop sign; however, the WSTR had no traffic controls. Mr. Reuter failed to yield the right of way and drove the Freightliner into the intersection, directly in the path of the WSTR. With the intersection completely blocked, the WSTR crashed into the side of the Freightliner’s trailer, causing the entire Freightliner tractor and trailer to roll onto its side.

Mr. Reuter was not injured; however, Mr. Wofford sustained serious incapacitating injuries requiring transportation by Sullivan County EMS to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. As of the time of issuance of this news release, Mr. Wofford remains hospitalized in critical condition.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, additional details neither can nor will be released at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Freightliner
Model Cascadia
Year 2019
Type Tractor-Trailer
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Carl Adolph Reuter
Age 73 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Milton, FL
Injuries No Injury
Carrier Name Wright Transportation
Location Mobile, Alabama
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make WSTR
Model Truck
Year 2014
Type Tractor-Trailer
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Anthony Alan Wofford
Age 63 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Laurel, Mississippi
Injuries Serious Incapacitating Injuries/Critical Condition
Carrier Name Pilgrim Construction Company
Location Heidelberg, Mississippi
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: Traffic Advisory Issued for I-26 Due to Serious Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory Issued for I-26 Due to Serious Crash
DATE: November 9, 2019
CASE #: 19-026495
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a single motor vehicle rollover crash, involving the possible ejection of at least one occupant, on eastbound Interstate 26 between mile-markers 1 and 2 in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene to investigate.

The area is currently extremely congested. Area motorists are strongly encouraged to completely avoid the area and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to pay attention, use caution, be patient, and obey all traffic instructions as first responders on scene carry out their duties.

No additional information regarding the crash itself is available at this time. Further details will be shared as they become available at an appropriate point in the investigation.

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: Detectives Attempting to Identify Pair of Suspects in Burglary to 11 Storage Units

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Pair of Suspects in Burglary to 11 Storage Units
DATE: November 7, 2019
CASE #: 19-025792

19-025857

19-025858

19-025931

Additional Reports Likely to Follow

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of October 29, 2019, eleven (11) storage units, located at 24 Hour Self Storage, 2020 North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport, were burglarized. The suspects cut the locking mechanisms on each unit and stole several thousand dollars’ worth of the various renters’ personal property.

Further investigation revealed that the suspects cut a hole in the chain link fencing surrounding the property and also cut a chain on a gate to gain access to the storage units. Reports have already been filed related to at least four (4) of these storage units; however, additional reports are expected to trickle in as the remaining renters are notified and their storage unit contents are inventoried.

Two white male adult suspects, as well as their vehicle (a gold Toyota 4-door sedan with a sunroof), were captured by surveillance cameras during the commission of this crime. A photo array of both suspects and the vehicle are included in this release.

Anyone who recognizes any of them, or who may have any additional information to help solve this case, 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: Kingsport Police Conduct Annual Sex Offender Compliance Checks

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 Conduct Annual Sex Offender Compliance Checks
DATE: November 5, 2019
CASE #: 19-010581
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 28, 2019 the Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division conducted annual compliance checks of local registered sex offenders. As part of this extensive operation, K.P.D. personnel visited 47 separate addresses. All but one registered sex offender under the supervision of K.P.D. was found to be in compliance with registry stipulations.

The sole exception was registered sex offender John Forrest Lane. Mr. Lane was placed on the Sex Offender Registry in 2004 following a conviction of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the State of Maryland. He is currently classified in the State of Tennessee as Violent Against Children, which requires him to report to local law enforcement on a quarterly basis.

Mr. Lane failed to appear for his quarterly report earlier this year resulting in a warrant being obtained, charging him with Violation of the Sex Offender Registry. During the aforementioned compliance check operation, Detectives found Mr. Lane at his residence, located at 1106 Dorothy Street in Kingsport, where he was arrested without incident and transported to the Kingsport City Jail.

For more information on area registered sex offenders, please visit the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry at the following link:

https://www.tn.gov/tbi/law-enforcement-resources/law-enforcement-resources0/tennessee-sex-offender-registry.html

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name John Forrest Lane
Age Date of Birth 9/8/1968

51 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1106 Dorothy Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Violation of the Sex Offender Registry (Failure to Report Quarterly)

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: Detectives Trying to Identify Suspect in Theft of Customer’s Wallet at Goodwill Store

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Trying to Identify Suspect in Theft of Customer’s Wallet at Goodwill Store
DATE: November 5, 2019
CASE #: 19-025527
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 29, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM a woman’s wallet was stolen from her shopping cart while she shopped at the Goodwill Store, located at 105 Indian Center Court in Kingsport. A review of surveillance video revealed footage showing another woman taking the wallet from the victim’s shopping cart, going to the register to make a purchase, and then leaving the store.

An array of photos of the suspect, taken from that footage, has been included in this release. A clip of the actual video has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel accessible via the link below:

https://youtu.be/0i5BbyGTIf0

Anyone who recognizes her 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