KPD e-News Release: Traffic Stop for Texting While Driving in School Zone Leads to Woman’s Arrest on Old and N ew Drug Charges

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Traffic Stop for Texting While Driving in School Zone Leads to Woman’s Arrest on Old and New Drug Charges
DATE: March 3, 2017
CASE #: S43079 (Texting While Driving)

17-002526 (Prescription Fraud/False Reporting)

17-004935 (Introduction of Contraband)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 2, 2017 at approximately 2:30 PM, an Officer assigned to the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit was patrolling the Sullivan North School Zone in the 2500 block of North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport. The officer observed a driver, later identified as Mary Ann Bundren, operating a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup. Ms. Bundren had her cell phone propped on top of her steering wheel and appeared to be texting while the vehicle was in motion.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with Ms. Bundren who acknowledged trying to read a text message while driving through the school zone. Ms. Bundren was issued a citation for the violation. While still in contact with her, the officer learned that she had an outstanding Kingsport Police Department warrant for her arrest for the charges of 1) Attempting to Obtain Prescription Narcotics by Fraud and 2) Filing a False Police Report.

This warrant originated out of a separate K.P.D. investigation about one month earlier when officers were called to P&S Pharmacy, located at 613 Watauga Street. Ms. Bundren had attempted to pick up a prescription for Subutex; however, the pharmacy had refused to fill it, stating that she had just picked up her prescription 3 days earlier and had reached her maximum allotment.

Ms. Bundren adamantly denied having already picked up her medication, claimed to have been out of town on the date in question, and filed an official police report to that effect. Further investigation revealed that she had in fact appeared in person and signed for the medication as reported by pharmacy personnel. A warrant had subsequently been obtained for her arrest.

She was arrested on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Kingsport City Jail. Prior to entry into the jail, the officer asked her if she had any illegal contraband on her person. She denied having any; however, during a routine processing search at booking, a glass pipe was located in her bra. The pipe contained burnt residue consistent with the smoking of crack cocaine.

Ms. Bundren was additionally charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility. She was briefly confined in the Kingsport City Jail; however, she has since been released after posting a $6,000 bond as set by the presiding magistrate.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Mary Ann Bundren
Age Date of Birth 1/27/1965

52 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 103 Grandview Road

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) 1) Attempting to Obtain Prescription Narcotics (Subutex) by Fraud

2) Filing a False Police Report

3) Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility

4) Texting While Driving

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Suspect Wanted for Robbery and Theft of Subutex

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Wanted for Robbery and Theft of Subutex
DATE: March 2, 2017
CASE #: 16-027982
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 27, 2016 at approximately 1:00 AM, Clarence E. Johnson went to the home of an acquaintance in the 600 block of Riverside Avenue in Kingsport, and asked the resident if he had any medicine. When the resident denied having any, Mr. Johnson “sucker punched” him. The victim fell to his knees and was immediately delivered a follow-up blow, with Johnson striking him in the chin with his knee.

Mr. Johnson then grabbed a bottle of Subutex prescribed to the victim and fled the scene in an older model dark blue Toyota 4Runner mid-sized sport utility vehicle. The victim was transported to an area medical facility by Sullivan County E.M.S. where he was treated for various abrasions and contusions as well as a fractured sinus cavity.

An arrest warrant has been obtained, charging Mr. Johnson with 1) Robbery and 2) Theft of Property under $1,000. He is currently wanted and remains at large. He is best described as a 49 year old white male adult, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing roughly 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and wears glasses.

Anyone who knows his 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

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Clarence E. Johnson
Age Date of Birth 8/16/1967

49 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

Approximately 6 feet

Roughly 160 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Other Descriptor(s) Wears Glasses
Last Known Address 1029 Ward Place, Lot #54

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Robbery

2) Theft of Property under $1,000

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Urges Citizens to Heed Wednesday Afternoon Severe Weather Forecast

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Urges Citizens to Heed Wednesday Afternoon Severe Weather Forecast
DATE: March 1, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Wind Advisory for Kingsport and many surrounding areas in effect until midnight tonight, March 1, 2017. The Kingsport Police Department has received additional information from local news network meteorologists that the weather front will most likely reach this area by approximately 1:00 PM today and pass through the area by around 5:00 PM.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 26 to 39 miles per hour and/or gusts of 40 to 57 miles per hour are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. These winds may also down trees or tree limbs, as well as power lines. Loose outdoor objects should be secured.

Kingsport Central Dispatch has activated their Emergency Communications Center (E.O.C.) and is closely monitoring the weather. If time allows, additional updates may possibly be disseminated; however, weather systems such as these often develop too quickly to allow for this before it is too late to react.

Area citizens are encouraged to err on the side of caution, not be out and about, and have a plan to seek immediate shelter during the aforementioned time frames. Citizens are also urged to closely monitor a television, radio, smart phone, or other electronic device capable of receiving severe weather alerts from the Emergency Notification System.

Following are some National Weather Service severe weather safety tips courtesy of our friends at the Kingsport Fire Department:

What You Can do Before Severe Weather Strikes

1. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family at home, work, school, and when outdoors. The American Red Cross offers planning tips and information on a putting together a disaster supplies kit at: http://www.redcross.org

2. Identify a safe place to take shelter. Information on how to build a Safe Room in your home or school is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_saferoom.shtm

3. Know the county/parish in which you live or visit – and in what part of that county you are located. The National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings on a county/parish basis, or for a portion of a county/parish.

4. Keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins.

5. Have a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver unit with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up to receive warning bulletins.

6. National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings are also available on the Internet. Select your local NWS office at: http://www.weather.gov/organization.php …or go to the to the NWS Home Page at http://www.nws.noaa.gov

7. Listen to commercial radio or television/cable TV for weather information.

8. Check the weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors. Watch for signs of approaching storms.

9. If severe weather threatens, check on people who are elderly, very young, or physically or mentally disabled. Don’t forget about pets and farm animals.

Severe Thunderstorm Straight-line Winds:

1. Don’t underestimate the power of strong thunderstorm winds known as straight-line winds – they can reach speeds of 100 to 150 mph. Hurricane-force winds start at 74 mph. Wisconsin does experience these kinds of winds!

2. If a severe thunderstorm warning contains hurricane-force wind speeds seek shelter immediately (as you would for a tornado situation).

3. Stay away from windows and go to the basement or interior room/hallway. Do not use electrical appliances.

4. Be aware that tall trees near a building can be uprooted by straight-line winds – that tree can come crashing through the roof of a home and crush a person to death.

5. Powerful straight-line winds can overturn a vehicle or even make a person air-borne when they get up over 100 mph!

6. One type of a straight-line wind event is a downburst, which is a small area of rapidly descending rain-cooled air and rain beneath a thunderstorm. A downburst can cause damage equivalent to a strong tornado! Web site: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/misc/AbtDerechos/derechofacts.htm (information on strong straight-line wind events)

Large Hail:

1. Although it is rare, people have been killed by large hail stones after sustaining head injuries. Additionally, several people are injured by large hail stones each year in the U.S.

2. Some thunderstorms can produce large hail stones that can reach the size of baseballs, softballs, or even as big as computer compact discs (CD) or DVDs! These large hail stones can fall at speeds over 100 mph! – that’s why they are dangerous! The largest hail stone in Wisconsin was over 7 inches in diameter!

3. If a severe storm is producing large hail stones, seek a sturdy shelter and stay away from windows that can easily be smashed.

4. If you are in your vehicle before the hail storm starts, get out of it and go to a sturdy shelter. Glass windows in vehicles can easily be smashed by the hail stones. If you can’t get out of your vehicle, then come to a stop and cover your head with your arms and hands.

Lightning Safety Tips: 1. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are imminent. Lightning can travel 5-10 miles away from the thunderstorm and strike the ground with blue sky overhead. The storm doesn’t have to be overhead in order for you to be struck.

2. Move to a sturdy shelter or vehicle. Do not take shelter in a small shed, under isolated trees, or in a convertible-top vehicle. Stay away from tall objects such as trees or towers or poles.

3. If in your vehicle when lightning strikes – don’t touch a metal surface. You are safer in a vehicle than being outdoors.

4. Remember that utility lines or pipes can carry the electrical current underground or through a building. Avoid electrical appliances, and use telephones or computers only in an emergency.

5. If you feel your hair standing on end – get down into a baseball catcher’s position and plug your ears with your fingertips so if lightning does hit it will not blow your ear drums out. Do not lie flat!

6. 30/30 rule – if the time between lighting and thunder is 30 seconds or less, go to a safe shelter. Stay there until 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder. Web site: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

Flash Flood/Flood Safety Tips:

1. Nearly half of all fatalities in a flash flood involve a person driving a vehicle. Do not drive into a flooded area – Turn Around Don’t Drown! It takes only 2 feet of water to float away most cars. It’s amazing how powerful we feel when we get behind the wheel – don’t do it!

2. It takes only 6 inches of fast-moving water to sweep a person off their feet – don’t walk through a flooded area!

3. If you are camping in a river valley, move to higher ground if thunderstorms with heavy rains are in the area. Do not attempt to drive away.

4. Don’t operate electrical tools in flooded areas.

5. Most flash flood deaths occur in the middle of the night when it is more difficult to see rising water levels judge the depth of water covering road surfaces. Web sites: http://www.weather.gov/os/brochures.shtml (to find the “Flash Floods and Floods…The Awesome Power” brochure) http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tadd/ (for information on Turn Around Don’t Drown – TADD)

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: I-26 Cable Maintenance Postponed

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: I-26 Cable Maintenance Postponed
DATE: February 24, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the aforementioned Interstate 26 cable maintenance project has been postponed indefinitely. Normal traffic patterns will resume effective immediately.

As previously released:

On the morning of Friday, February 24, 2017 between the approximate hours of 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM there will be intermittent interruption of both eastbound and westbound Interstate 26 traffic at the West Stone Drive interchange in Kingsport as Charter Communications conducts cable maintenance, repair, and/or replacement in the area. This Interstate 26 traffic interruption will also effect the entrance ramps from West Stone Drive.

Area motorists are strongly encouraged to make themselves aware of this issue and consider planning an alternate route this morning and avoid the area altogether to prevent unnecessary traffic congestion and delays. Motorists already in the immediate area are asked to please slow down, increase situational awareness, exercise caution and patience, and obey all traffic signs, signals, and instructions.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Cable Maintenance to Interrupt Friday Morning I-26 Traffic

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Cable Maintenance to Interrupt Friday Morning I-26 Traffic
DATE: February 24, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of Friday, February 24, 2017 between the approximate hours of 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM there will be intermittent interruption of both eastbound and westbound Interstate 26 traffic at the West Stone Drive interchange in Kingsport as Charter Communications conducts cable maintenance, repair, and/or replacement in the area. This Interstate 26 traffic interruption will also effect the entrance ramps from West Stone Drive.

Area motorists are strongly encouraged to make themselves aware of this issue and consider planning an alternate route this morning and avoid the area altogether to prevent unnecessary traffic congestion and delays. Motorists already in the immediate area are asked to please slow down, increase situational awareness, exercise caution and patience, and obey all traffic signs, signals, and instructions.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Seeking Identity of Chainsaw Thief

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Seeking Identity of Chainsaw Thief
DATE: February 23, 2017
CASE #: 17-003479
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 13, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM, an unidentified white male suspect stole a Stihl chainsaw (nearly $1,100 value) from Cox Tractor Company, located at 2720 North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport.

The theft was captured on store surveillance video, and a photo taken from that footage has been included in this release. A short 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/F3-_cIMr-Cg

Anyone who recognizes him 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

KPD e-News Release: Lynn Avenue Murder Suspect in Kingsport Police Custody (Updated with Current Mugshot)

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Lynn Avenue Murder Suspect in Kingsport Police Custody (Updated with Current Mugshot)
DATE: February 22, 2017
CASE #: 17-004051
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This news release has been updated and reissued complete with the most current jail booking photograph of Anthony Lee Moosman, taken after his arrest on February 21, 2017.

As previously released:

Throughout the day on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Officers of the Kingsport Police Department have been following up on numerous tips and leads in an active search for wanted first degree murder suspect, Anthony Lee Moosman. At approximately 11:15 PM, Officers were following up on a tip, searching the area of Miller Village Apartments, located at 3832 Eastline Drive in Kingsport, when Mr. Moosman was spotted in a breezeway.

Mr. Moosman made a brief yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt to flee from the officers on foot; however, he was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without further incident. He has been charged with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery.

He has been transported to the Kingsport City Jail, where he will remain confined, pending an arraignment scheduled for the following day, with no current eligibility for bond as determined by the presiding judge.

The investigation into the Lynn Avenue incident remains an active homicide investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. In the interest of preserving the integrity of the investigation and with the ultimate goal of a successful future prosecution, no additional details can be released at this time.

As previously released:

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a possible shooting incident at a four-unit apartment building, located at 391 Lynn Avenue in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department Patrol Division rushed to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims, both of whom appeared to have been inflicted with multiple gunshot wounds. One victim, Stephen R. Caudill, was located inside apartment #4 and was determined to be deceased. The other victim, Clayton A. Ray, was located outside on the front porch of apartment #2, and was still responsive. Mr. Ray was rushed to an area medical facility by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency medical treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.

Evidence of a marijuana grow operation was found inside apartment #4. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and began an extensive investigation which would last throughout the remainder of the night. Their findings determined the following:

A lone suspect came to 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4, armed with a handgun, in a premeditated attempt to rob the two residents, Mr. Caudill and Mr. Ray, of drugs and money. At some point during the robbery, the suspect opened fire with the handgun, killing Mr. Caudill and critically wounding Mr. Ray. Mr. Ray went next door to apartment #2 for help and collapsed on the front porch.

The suspect fled the scene. During the course of the investigation, he was quickly identified as Anthony Lee Moosman. It is believed that he and the victims were previously acquainted. A warrant has been obtained for his arrest, charging him with 1) First Degree Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and 4) Especially Aggravated Robbery. He currently remains at large and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Mr. Moosman is an 18 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to immediately 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

As this remains an active homicide investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony Lee Moosman
Age Date of Birth 3/25/1998

18 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Last Known Address 502 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) First Degree Murder

2) Felony Murder

3) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder

4) Especially Aggravated Robbery

VICTIM #1 INFORMATION
Name Stephen R. Caudill
Age 18 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Fatal
VICTIM #2 INFORMATION
Name Clayton A. Ray
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 391 Lynn Avenue, Apartment #4

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Critical
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit