Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Halloween Safety Education Effort Leads to Drug Bust at Apartment Complex
Date & Time October 29, 2013

Approximately 9:00 PM

Location of Incident Allandale Falls Apartments

1000 University Boulevard, Apartment #A-10

Kingsport, TN

Suspect #1 Information

Name Brett T. Anderson
Date of Birth/Age 5/6/1994

19 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address Allandale Falls Apartments

1000 University Boulevard, Apartment #A-10

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics Are Used, Sold, or Stored

2) 2 Counts of Possession of a Schedule I Drug (Ecstasy/Molly/Gravel and LSD)

3) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Resale Within 1000 Feet of a School

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Suspect #2 Information

Name Zachary S. Bailey
Date of Birth/Age 3/1/1992

21 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address Allandale Falls Apartments

1000 University Boulevard, Apartment #A-10

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics Are Used, Sold, or Stored

2) Possession of a Schedule I Drug (Ecstasy/Molly/Gravel)

3) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Resale Within 1000 Feet of a School

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Suspect #3 Information

Name Isaac J. Roop
Date of Birth/Age 3/20/1992

21 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 3705 Hemlock Park Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) Within 1000 Feet of a School

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

General Narrative

Three individuals have been charged with numerous drug offenses after an odor of marijuana was detected emanating from their apartment.

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 9:00 PM, a courtesy officer was distributing Halloween safety educational materials to residents at Allandale Falls Apartments, located at 1000 University Boulevard in Kingsport. He noticed a strong odor of marijuana originating from Apartment #A-10. He made contact with the residents, told them what he had smelled, and asked them where the marijuana was located. One of the residents, Brett Anderson, voluntarily turned over two bags of marijuana. Also in the apartment at the time of this incident were a co-renter, Zachary Bailey, and a visitor, Isaac Roop.

While standing at the entrance to the apartment, the courtesy officer could see multiple items of unlawful drug paraphernalia, including traditional marijuana pipes and marijuana water pipes (commonly referred to as bongs) in plain view. At this point, the courtesy officer summoned Kingsport Police Patrol and Vice Units to continue with the investigation.

K.P.D. Vice Detectives located additional unlawful drug paraphernalia inside the apartment including scales, rolling papers, baggies, and baggie ties. More marijuana was found as well for a total of approximately four ounces. They also located Schedule I Narcotics that appeared to be some variant of Ecstasy in the form of the trendy yet dangerous new street drugs “Molly” or “Gravel.” Other Schedule I Narcotics (LSD) were also found inside the apartment.

This apartment complex is within 1000 feet of a Kingsport City Elementary School and a privately owned childcare facility.

All three individuals were arrested and transported to the Kingsport City Jail for processing and ultimately to the Hawkins County Jail for confinement.

Mr. Anderson was charged with :

1) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics Are Used, Sold, or Stored

2) 2 Counts of Possession of a Schedule I Drug (Ecstasy/Molly/Gravel and LSD)

3) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Resale Within 1000 Feet of a School

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Mr. Bailey was charged with:

1) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics Are Used, Sold, or Stored

2) Possession of a Schedule I Drug (Ecstasy/Molly/Gravel)

3) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) for Resale Within 1000 Feet of a School

4) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Mr. Roop was charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana) Within 1000 Feet of a School

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Vice Detectives Interrupt Drug Deal in Progress/Arrest Three
Date & Time October 29, 2013

Shortly Before Midnight

Location of Incident 120 West Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect #1 Information

Name Robert C. Collier
Date of Birth/Age 7/28/1987

26 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 602 West Sullivan Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Criminal Attempt to Obtain Narcotics

Suspect #2 Information

Name Marcello P. Fernandez
Date of Birth/Age 10/22/1980

33 Years of Age

Race/Sex Hispanic Male
Address 153 Hoard Lane, Lot 20

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Suboxone)

2) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

3) Resisting Arrest

Suspect #3 Information

Name Laura Owens
Date of Birth/Age July 14, 1975

38 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 321 Woodland Lane

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) Detained for Another Agency

Turned Over to Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

Failure to Appear Warrant

(Mug Shot Not Available)

General Narrative

Kingsport Police Department Vice Detectives interrupted a drug deal in progress and took three individuals into custody.

On October 29, 2013, shortly before midnight, K.P.D. Vice Detectives were in the vicinity of 120 West Stone Drive in Kingsport when they witnessed what they believed was a drug deal in progress. Two individuals, later identified as Robert Collier and Marcello Fernandez, were sitting in a gray 2008 Infiniti G35 sedan in the parking lot.

As detectives approached the vehicle and identified themselves as police officers, they observed Mr. Fernandez holding in his hand a clear plastic baggie containing three white pills, later determined to be Suboxone. When Mr. Fernandez saw the officers he immediately shoved his hand into his pocket.

For the officers’ safety, and in the interest of preserving evidence, the detectives grabbed his wrist, but he pulled away. After a brief struggle, Mr. Fernandez was taken into custody.

A green leafy substance believed to be marijuana was also found inside the vehicle. Mr. Collier informed Detectives that he was there to purchase the marijuana.

Mr. Collier was arrested and charged with:

1) Criminal Attempt to Obtain Narcotics.

Mr. Fernandez was charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Suboxone)

2) Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

3) Resisting Arrest

$150 in cash, believed to be directly related to the drug transaction, was also seized.

Also present in the company of these two individuals was Laura Owens. Detectives quickly learned that she was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Hawkins County, TN for Failure to Appear. She was detained and turned over to Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office personnel for the service of the warrant.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident K.P.D. Attempting to Identify Car Thief Who Abandoned Bicycle to Steal Automobile
Date & Time October 28, 2013

Approximately 3:05 PM

Location of Incident Kroger

1664 East Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Age Possibly in his 20s
Race/Sex White/Male
Height Average
Build Slim
Hair Short/Dark

Stolen Vehicle Information

Make Honda
Model Accord
Style 4-Door Sedan
Color Black
Year 1993
License Plate Number Tennessee 297WRD
Approximate Value $1,400.00

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department is attempting to identify a car thief who abandoned his bicycle and stole an automobile at a local grocery store.

On October 28, 2013 at approximately 3:05 PM, an individual parked a Honda Accord in the parking lot of Kroger, located at 1664 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition while the owner went inside the grocery store.

While the owner was inside, another individual rode his bicycle by the Honda and noticed that the keys were in the ignition. The temptation was apparently more than he could bear, so he parked his bicycle beside the store, returned to the Honda, entered the unlocked vehicle, and drove away.

The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 20s, of average height and slim build, with short, dark hair. A photo of him is included in this release, as is a link to surveillance video posted on the K.P.D. YouTube channel showing the suspect leaving the store prior to the theft.

http://youtu.be/yAgSVNGLpyQ

Also included in this release is a stock photo of a similar vehicle to the one that was stolen.

The vehicle is a black 1993 Honda Accord 4-door sedan last seen bearing TN license plate 297WRD. The vehicle has two penguin stickers displayed in the rear window and has pre-existing damage on the front passenger-side door. The approximate value of the Honda is $1,400.

Anyone who may be able to help Detectives identify this individual or locate the stolen car is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

The K.P.D. Community Relations and Crime Prevention Unit continually stresses the importance of removing keys and locking vehicles to deter motor vehicle theft and other crimes.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident K.P.D. to Conduct D.U.I. Checkpoint
Date & Time November 9, 2013

11:00PM until 1:00AM

Location of Incident Undisclosed Location Within the City of Kingsport

General Narrative

The K.P.D. Traffic Unit has announced an upcoming D.U.I. Checkpoint.

In the ongoing effort to reduce the problem of driving under the influence and related crashes, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a D.U.I. Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday November 9, 2013 from 11:00 PM until 1:00 AM.

K.P.D. stresses that Tennessee D.U.I. laws apply not just to alcohol, but to any substance that impairs, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as prescription drugs, even if they are prescribed by a physician.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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KINGSPORT- A section of Cox Hollow Road will be closed from Rock Springs Road to a point near the intersection with Westfield Place for the next two weeks to allow for installation of a new sanitary sewer line. The road closure will begin Thursday, October 31 and run through Saturday November 16. Contractors from Thomas Construction will be performing the work, with motorists advised to seek alternative routes and use the utmost caution near the work zone.

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Press Release Courtesty Eastman Chemical Company

Oct. 29, 2013

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Company executives were joined by Tennessee officials to break ground on the future site of the companys new Corporate Business Center. The building will be an expansion of the companys current corporate campus, located on South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport, Tenn. The new building is expected to be completed in 2015.

Our new Corporate Business Center is a tangible example of the growth that we have envisioned for Eastman, and that our employees have worked hard to achieve, said Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO. It is also a clear demonstration of Eastmans commitment to this region and to a sustainable future for our company.

Eastman has been an integral part to this regions and the states economy for nearly 100 years, and I want to congratulate and thank Eastman and its employees for all of their work that makes a day like today possible, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said at the groundbreaking event. I look forward to watching this global company continue to grow and thrive right here in Northeast Tennessee.

Eastman President and CEO-designate Mark Costa added, The building will not only give us the space we need to grow, but it will allow us to bring employees from across the Kingsport site together to establish a work environment that will improve productivity and better facilitate innovation and collaboration.

Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey noted that, It is great to be a part of this day and I am extremely pleased that Eastman has decided to expand its corporate office in Kingsport. Clearly, Eastman recognizes that Tennessee is a great place to do business and we look forward to working with them to help grow their business even more in the years to come.

The new Corporate Business Center will feature sustainable design elements and products, including Eastmans high-performance and energy efficient materials that are widely used in new building construction. The building will include a cafeteria and dining area, customer meeting space, and a fitness center.

Also as part of the new construction are employee and visitor parking and an enclosed walkway across Wilcox Drive connecting the corporate campus.

The Corporate Business Center is part of Project Inspire, which is Eastmans seven-year $1.6 billion investment in the Kingsport site. Project Inspire enables the company to invest in, among other things, new growth opportunities, safety and environmental projects, increased warehouse capacity, and building renovations. Also as part of the project, Eastman plans to add 300 high-quality new jobs at the Kingsport site over the next seven years.

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability.

Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables.

Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion.

The company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, in the United States of America, employes approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident (UPDATE) Female Suspect Identified and Arrested in Theft of Cell Phone
Date & Time of Incident October 22, 2013

Approximately 6:15 PM

Location of Incident Wal-Mart

3200 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN

Date & Time of Arrest October 30, 2013

11:30 AM

Location of Arrest 4235 Rustic Way, Apartment #1

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Elizabeth G. Bowman
Date of Birth/Age 7/1/1969

44 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 4235 Rustic Way, Apartment #1

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Felony Theft of Property Over $500

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department has made an arrest in the theft of a cell phone after surveillance video of the incident was released to the public.

On October 29, 2013, K.P.D. Detectives, in cooperation with the K.P.D. Community Relations and Crime Prevention Unit, released video surveillance footage that captured a female suspect in the act of stealing a cell phone. Detectives asked the public to help them identify the suspect shown in the video.

Within a few hours, several tips were received which enabled Detective Cpl. Martin Taylor to quickly track down the suspect, identified as Elizabeth G. Bowman, at her residence.

Detective Cpl. Taylor arrested Ms. Bowman without incident and charged her with Felony Theft Of Property Over $500. Unfortunately, the stolen cell phone was not recovered, as Ms. Bowman had already destroyed it.

The Kingsport Police Department greatly appreciates tips from the public that aid in the prevention of crime, the apprehension of criminals, and the recovery of stolen property.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect in the theft of a cell phone.

On October 22, 2013 at approximately 6:15 PM, an individual was checking out at Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. She set her cell phone down on a self checkout register and walked away without the phone by mistake. Realizing her error, she returned a few minutes later, but the phone was already gone.

The cell phone is a black LG 4G LTE Smart Phone with a white cover, and has an approximate replacement value of $500.

Wal-Mart loss prevention officers checked video surveillance footage and were able to see a suspect pick up the phone and exit the store with it. The suspect is a white female with collar length blonde hair. She appears to be tall and slim, and she was wearing blue jeans, a light gray shirt, and a black jacket at the time of the offense.

She was accompanied by another blonde haired female at the time she committed the theft. The other female is not a suspect in the theft but could help police in identifying the suspect.

The suspect left in a large white 4-door sedan, possibly a mid-1990s Cadillac DeVille.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident K.P.D. Responds to Pharmacy Robbery in Progress/Suspect in Custody
Date & Time October 29, 2013

Approximately 10:35 PM

Location of Incident Walgreens Pharmacy

1420 West Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Vincent H. Dennis
Date of Birth/Age 3/26/1961

52 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 732 Vista Drive

Rogersville, TN

Charge(s) Robbery

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department responded to a pharmacy robbery in progress and have the suspect in custody.

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 10:35 PM, K.P.D. Patrol Officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the pharmacy at Walgreens, located at 1420 West Stone Drive in Kingsport.

Upon arrival, Officers Brian Taylor and Dennis Hickman observed the male suspect, later identified as Vincent Dennis, standing in front of the pharmacy counter inside the store. When Mr. Dennis saw the officers, he initially tried to evade them, but was quickly apprehended without incident.

Detective Tommy Arnold responded and took charge of the investigation. He learned that Mr. Dennis had given the pharmacy personnel a hand-written note demanding Schedule II narcotics, which would indicate he was seeking to obtain commonly abused prescription opiate-based pain medications, such as Oxycodone, Oxycontin, or Morphine.

When taken into custody, Mr. Dennis was in possession of a handgun; however, he neither displayed, nor threatened to use the weapon during the robbery.

Mr. Dennis was charged with Robbery and confined in the Kingsport City Jail.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Police Asking for Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect
Date & Time of Incident October 22, 2013

Approximately 6:15 PM

Location of Incident Wal-Mart

3200 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Date of Birth/Age Unknown
Race/Sex White/Female
Build Appears to be Tall and Slim
Hair Blonde/Collar Length
Clothing Blue Jeans, Light Gray Shirt, Black Jacket
Vehicle Information Large White 4-Door Sedan (Possibly a Mid 1990s Cadillac DeVille)

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect in the theft of a cell phone.

On October 22, 2013 at approximately 6:15 PM, an individual was checking out at Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. She set her cell phone down on a self checkout register and walked away without the phone by mistake. Realizing her error, she returned a few minutes later, but the phone was already gone.

The cell phone is a black LG 4G LTE Smart Phone with a white cover, and has an approximate replacement value of $500.

Wal-Mart loss prevention officers checked video surveillance footage and were able to see a suspect pick up the phone and exit the store with it. The suspect is a white female with collar length blonde hair. She appears to be tall and slim, and she was wearing blue jeans, a light gray shirt, and a black jacket at the time of the offense.

She was accompanied by another blonde haired female at the time she committed the theft. The other female is not a suspect in the theft but could help police in identifying the suspect.

The suspect left in a large white 4-door sedan, possibly a mid-1990s Cadillac DeVille.

Photos of the suspect and her associate and the vehicle they left in are included in this release.

Also included in this release are links to the actual video surveillance footage posted on the K.P.D. YouTube channel.

http://youtu.be/cfFtFjYxQo4

http://youtu.be/4L4Uok7zKws

Anyone who can help Detectives identify this suspect or her associate is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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KINGSPORT – On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM the Kingsport Police Department was presented with 300 Emergency Links Matter (E.L.M.) Car Visor Kits.‚  The presentation was made by Deb Maupin who is the founder of Emergency Links Matter.

A photo of Ms. Maupin presenting the kits to Sgt. Joe Earles of the K.P.D. Traffic Unit is pictured below.

K.P.D. was awarded these kits in connection with their participation in the annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference, held by the Governors Highway Safety Office, where E.L.M. was a sponsor.

The E.L.M. kit was developed after Ms. Maupins own 18 year old daughter was critically injured in a car crash.‚  She was unconscious and unable to provide emergency contact information to first responders.‚  Maupin designed the E.L.M. kit to be placed on a vehicles sun visor, where it would be instantly noticeable to first responders.

The kit provides first responders with the name of the individual, plus known medical conditions, allergies, and people to contact in an emergency.‚  Additional kits are available from E.L.M. that are designed specifically to affix to child passenger safety seats of infants and small children.‚  There is also an ID Wristband version intended to be worn by active outdoor athletes (runners, hikers, bicyclists, etc.)

K.P.D. plans to distribute these kits to the public at future educational events or by request from individual citizens.

For additional information, please watch the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IIPyvlWAxQo

or visit:

http://emergencylinksmatter.com/