Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Suspect Being Investigated for Door to Door Sales Scam/Detectives Asking Potential Victims to Come Forward
Date(s) of Incident December 2013
Location of Incident City of Kingsport, TN
Victim Possible Multiple Citizens of Kingsport

Suspect Information

Name Timothy D. English, Jr.
Date of Birth/Age 8/28/1980

33 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 336 Sewanee Avenue

Kingsport, TN

or

102 E. Charlemont Street, Apt. #2

Kingsport, TN

Eye Color Brown
Hair Length/Color Short/Brown
Facial Hair Very Thin Mustache/Goatee
Build Medium
Height/Weight 6 ft./205 lbs.

General Narrative

K.P.D. Detectives are investigating a suspect in connection with a door to door sales scam and are asking any potential additional victims to come forward.

Earlier in December, 2013, Kingsport Police Detectives were alerted that Timothy D. English, Jr. was conducting door to door sales throughout the City of Kingsport. Mr. English has been peddling a product known as “Advantage, The Wonder Cleaner” which is distributed by RNC Sales, Inc. DBA Young Enterprise, based out of Tampa, FL.

Detectives have learned that Mr. English was a former employee of RNC Sales; however, his employment has been terminated, and he therefore has no intention or capability of providing the product for which he has accepted payment. Since his termination, Mr. English has continued to take orders for this product and has continued taking advance payments with an empty promise of a later delivery of the product.

Detectives are asking for anyone who has placed an order with Mr. English during the past few weeks to contact them, because they have most likely been defrauded. The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at 423-229-9429.

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 (UPDATED with Driver Information) K.P.D. Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash on Interstate 26
Date & Time December 23, 2013

Approximately 1:35 PM

Location of Incident Interstate 26 at Mile Marker 9

Kingsport, TN

Victim See Below
Injuries One Fatal

One Non-Incapacitating

Vehicle 1 Information
Name Frederick T. Grevell
Age 57 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Church Hill, TN
Vehicle Information 2009 Kia Rio
Vehicle 2 Information
Name John D. Bailey
Age 46 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Jonesborough, TN
Vehicle Information 1999 Sterling Tractor (with Trailer)

General Narrative

UPDATE: Driver of Kia identity released:

The driver of the Kia Rio was Frederick T. Grevell of Church Hill. Mr. Grevell died in the traffic crash on I-26 on December 23rd when a westbound tractor trailer lost control, crossed the median, and struck his eastbound vehicle nearly head-on.

As previously released:

K.P.D. has responded to a fatal traffic crash on Interstate 26.

On December 23, 2013 at approximately 1:35 PM, Officers of the Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Units responded to Interstate 26 at mile marker 9 in reference to a fatal traffic crash.

Their investigation revealed that a tractor trailer, driven by John D. Bailey, was westbound on Interstate 26 approaching mile marker 9. The driver stated that for unknown reasons his left front tire blew out causing him to lose control. The tractor trailer struck the guard rail, crossed the median, broke through the cable barrier and entered the eastbound lanes of I -26.

A Kia 4-door sedan, driven by a 57 year old white/male, was eastbound on I-26 and was struck nearly head-on by the tractor trailer. The driver of the Kia was killed in the collision. His name will not be released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Mr. Bailey received non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to Indian Path Hospital for treatment.

Certain lanes of I-26 remained closed until as late as 5:30 PM, but have since been reopened. The investigation is on-going by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

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 (UPDATE) K.P.D. Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash on Interstate 26
Date & Time December 23, 2013

Approximately 1:35 PM

Location of Incident Interstate 26 at Mile Marker 9

Kingsport, TN

Victim Not Released at this Time
Injuries One Fatal

One Non-Incapacitating

Vehicle 1 Information
Name Withheld Pending Next of Kin Notification
Age 57 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Withheld Pending Next of Kin Notification
Vehicle Information 2009 Kia Rio
Vehicle 2 Information
Name John D. Bailey
Age 46 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Jonesborough, TN
Vehicle Information 1999 Sterling Tractor (with Trailer)

General Narrative

K.P.D. has responded to a fatal traffic crash on Interstate 26.

On December 23, 2013 at approximately 1:35 PM, Officers of the Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Units responded to Interstate 26 at mile marker 9 in reference to a fatal traffic crash.

Their investigation revealed that a tractor trailer, driven by John D. Bailey, was westbound on Interstate 26 approaching mile marker 9. The driver stated that for unknown reasons his left front tire blew out causing him to lose control. The tractor trailer struck the guard rail, crossed the median, broke through the cable barrier and entered the eastbound lanes of I -26.

A Kia 4-door sedan, driven by a 57 year old white/male, was eastbound on I-26 and was struck nearly head-on by the tractor trailer. The driver of the Kia was killed in the collision. His name will not be released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Mr. Bailey received non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to Indian Path Hospital for treatment.

Certain lanes of I-26 remained closed until as late as 5:30 PM, but have since been reopened. The investigation is on-going by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

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. Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash on Interstate 26
Date & Time December 23, 2013

Approximately 1:30 PM

Location of Incident Interstate 26 at Mile Marker 9

Kingsport, TN

Victim Not Released Pending Completion of Investigation and Notification of Next of Kin
Injuries One Individual Killed in the Crash

General Narrative

K.P.D. has responded to a fatal traffic crash on Interstate 26.

On December 23, 2013 at approximately 1:30 PM, Officers of the Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Units responded to Interstate 26 at mile marker 9 in reference to a fatal traffic crash.

Their investigation revealed that a tractor trailer was westbound on Interstate 26 approaching mile marker 9. The driver stated that for unknown reasons his left front tire blew out causing him to lose control. The tractor trailer struck the guard rail, crossed the median, broke through the cable barrier and entered the eastbound lanes of I -26.

A Kia 4-door sedan was eastbound on I-26 and was struck nearly head-on by the tractor trailer. The driver of the Kia was killed in the collision.

No further information is being released at this time pending completion of the investigation and notification of next of kin.

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 Help Wanted in Identifying Suspect in Residential Burglary/Theft of Firearms
Date & Time of Incident December 20, 2013

Sometime Between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Location of Incident Residence on Scott County Road

In the Lynn Garden Community

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Date of Birth/Age Possibly in his 20s
Race/Sex White/Male
Build Slim

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department needs help identifying a suspect in a daytime residential burglary in the Lynn Garden Community.

On December 20, 2013, sometime between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, a residence on Scott County Road in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport was burglarized. The suspect forced open the side door of the residence and ransacked the interior. Two shotguns were stolen in the incident.

A white male suspect was filmed by a surveillance camera in the vicinity of the crime. He appears to be of slim build and possibly in his 20s. Photos are included in this release.

Anyone who may be able to identify this suspect or provide any information related to the burglary 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:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Detectives Working to Identify Three Suspects in Felony Shoplifting at Local Department Store
Date & Time of Incident December 15, 2013

Approximately 9:00 PM

Location of Incident Belk

Inside Kingsport Town Center (Formerly Known as Fort Henry Mall)

2101 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect #1 Information

Name Unknown
Race/Sex Black/Male

Suspect #2 Information

Name Unknown
Race/Sex Black/Female

Suspect #3 Information

Name Unknown
Race/Sex Black/Male

Suspect Vehicle Information

Make Audi
Model Unknown
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Year Unknown
Color Silver
Other Identifying Information Vehicle Has a Glass Moon Roof

General Narrative

Kingsport Police Detectives are working to identify three suspects in a felony shoplifting incident at a local department store.

On December 15, 2013 at approximately 9:00 PM, three suspects shoplifted multiple items from Belk, located in the Kingsport Town Center, at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The suspects loaded up a shopping cart with several Polo brand items, multiple tablet computers, and other merchandise and wheeled their loot out of the store without paying. They fled the Kingsport Town Center in a silver Audi 4-door sedan with a glass moon roof.

The total value of the stolen items exceeds $2,000. The suspects are described as two black males and one black female. They were captured on surveillance video, and photos are included in this release. The actual video is available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

http://youtu.be/lWFU2rO-KDU

http://youtu.be/YUuY1WCT1Ns

http://youtu.be/FHG6Dtf2F3M

http://youtu.be/thMd4PIuGvU

http://youtu.be/MoIr_WBv9N4

The group of suspects was also spotted acting suspicious at both local Wal-Mart locations later the same evening. Managers at both stores stated that when they confronted the suspects, they retreated to the same described silver Audi 4-door sedan that they used to escape the earlier incident at Belk. They were caught on Wal-Mart surveillance footage as well.

Detectives are hoping that the public can help them identify any or all of these suspects. Anyone who may know their identities or have any additional information that may help with this investigation 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 – A fun and exciting weekend is in store for racers and spectators January 4-5 at Domtar Park in Kingsport, TN. Saturday, January 4th, will be the final races for the local MSG Cyclo-cross Series and the Southeastern Regional Cyclo-cross Series. On Sunday, January 5th, the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup returns to Domtar, which is the only international-level event in Tennessee and is sanctioned by the UCI.  Sundays race is also part of the newly formed ProCX calendar organized by USA Cycling.  The ProCX calendar consists of 41 races across the nation, with the Kingsport race being the final ProCX race on the calendar.  Individual prizes for the day total nearly $6,000.00, and that is in addition to the $40,000 USA Cycling committed in overall prize money for pro men and women racing the series. The race for the ProCX title is very tight and the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup could be the deciding factor in the series. Racers from around the country are expected to participate in the race.

The racecourse is nearly two miles long, flat and fast, with technical sections interspersed through out the course. Both days have race categories for beginners to pros.  Cyclo-cross is an extremely fun and exciting event to watch, and the public is invited come out and join in.  Spectating is free to the public. Food, beverages, music, and a vendor expo will also be part of the event.

The Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup is sponsored by:

The City of Kingsport, Kingsport Parks and Rec, Reedy Creek Bicycles, Hampton Inn, Holston Distributing, Tri-Cities Road Club, and Virginia Intermont College.

For more information go to http://kingsportuci.wordpress.com or email roadclub@gmail.com.

Cyclo-cross is a mixture of road and mountain bike racing.  Most racers ride a cyclo-cross bike, which is basically a road bike that has knobby tires and mountain-bike style brakes.  Cyclo-cross races usually occur in a park or open field where riders do multiple laps per race, which makes it spectator friendly and fun to watch, as large portions of the course can be seen from most anywhere on the course.  Cyclo-cross is a Fall and Winter sport that pits riders against adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, wind, and mud, which is one of the aspects that has made the sport so popular.  Riders begin in mass-start fashion and must navigate through both paved and off-road terrain, often times dismounting their bikes to hurdle barriers, climb steep hills or stairs, push or carry their bike through mud and/or snow, or traverse other obstacles.

To view/download the 2014 KCXC Tech Guide, please click here.

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KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a special called work session on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 3pm in the Council Room on the second floor of City Hall. The meeting is called to meet with Pat Hardy of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service to begin considering the process for securing a new city manager upon the announcement of the upcoming retirement of John Campbell.

To view the complete notice, please click here.

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Fatal Crash Update – Toxicology Results Released
Date & Time of Crash September 14, 2013

Approximately 8:15 PM

Location of Crash Fort Henry Drive near South Street

Kingsport, TN

Driver Information

Name Dena Marie Riddle
Age 43 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Kingsport
Injuries Fatal
Blood Alcohol Content .254 BAC

General Narrative

K.P.D. has received the pathology report on the driver of the Acura in the fatal crash on September 14, 2013 on Fort Henry Drive near South Street.

The Kingsport Police Department was previously notified by the Medical Examiner that the driver of the Acura in the fatal crash had been positively identified as Dena Marie Riddle, 43 years of age, of Kingsport. An autopsy has since been completed, and those results have been forwarded to the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

The pathology report indicates that the cause of Ms. Riddle’s death was multiple blunt force trauma sustained in the crash. Furthermore, the report lists Ms. Riddle’s blood alcohol level at the time of her death at .254 BAC which is in excess of three times the legal limit of .08 BAC.

With the receipt of this new information from the Medical Examiner, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has now concluded that both excessive speed and extreme alcohol impairment on the part of Ms. Riddle were the two major contributing factors in this crash.

The investigation is now complete, and with Ms. Riddle now deceased, there will be no charges filed in this crash.

Ms. Riddle was killed when the 2002 Acura RSX 2-door coupe she was driving at 104 miles per hour crossed the center lane and struck a Ford Expedition head on.

Walter T. (Tony) Bellamy (58 years of age) was driving the Ford Expedition and was critically injured in the crash. He died three days later on September 17th when he succumbed to his injuries at Holston Valley Medical Center. Two of Mr. Bellamy’s family members were also seriously injured in that crash.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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