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: Unidentified Couple Conspire to Steal Two Smart Phones from Kingsport AT&T Store
DATE: July 29, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 8, 2014 at approximately 6:00 PM, two suspects, one a black female and the other a black male, entered the AT&T Store, located at 1817 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The couple milled around the store for approximately 30 minutes pretending to shop. During this time frame, the female stole two Samsung Galaxy 5S smart phones while the male ran interference by distracting employees.

The phones were valued at $650 each for a total value of $1,300. They had been secured via alarmed cables; however, the female suspect was able to circumvent these security measures.

The suspects left the scene in a light green or blue 2007-2010 model Ford Fusion 4-door sedan.

Photos of the suspects and their vehicle captured on surveillance video are included in this release. A clip from the actual video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/W12vw_FtkWw

Anyone who recognizes either of these individuals is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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School Bus Safety

With school staring for most families next week, the KFD would like to share these School Bus Safety Tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Taking the bus for the first time is a big step for your child. Help your kids get a gold star in bus safety by following these tips.

The Hard Facts

School buses are the safest mode of motorized transportation for getting children to and from school, but injuries can occur if kids are not careful and aware when getting on and off the bus.

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Top Tips

  • Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. Tell kids to stand at least three giant steps back from the curb as the bus approaches and board the bus one at a time.
  • Teach kids to wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting off and never to walk behind the bus.
  • If your child needs to cross the street after exiting the bus, he or she should take five giant steps in front of the bus, make eye contact with the bus driver and cross when the driver indicates its safe. Teach kids to look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
  • Instruct younger kids to use handrails when boarding or exiting the bus. Be careful of straps or drawstrings that could get caught in the door. If your children drop something, they should tell the bus driver and make sure the bus driver is able to see them before they pick it up.
  • Drivers should always follow the speed limit and slowdown in school zones and near bus stops. Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus.
  • Slow down and stop if youre driving near a school bus that is flashing yellow or red lights. This means the bus is either preparing to stop (yellow) or already stopped (red), and children are getting on or off.

Learn More

Want more tips about how to keep your kids safe on or around school buses? Read more from the‚ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/school-bus-safety#sthash.dS9FIA3I.dpuf

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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: Kingsport Police Detectives Conducting Murder Investigation in Response to Late Night Shooting Incident
DATE: July 29, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 28, 2014 at approximately 10:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a shooting incident at 818 Dale Street in Kingsport. One shooting victim, Brandon D. Harris, was immediately transported by a private vehicle to Holston Valley Medical Center prior to police arrival.

Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the scene and located a second shooting victim, Marc T. Woodbury lying in the back yard of the residence. Sullivan County E.M.S. responded and transported Mr. Woodbury to Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Harris sustained life-threatening injuries, requiring emergency surgery and is listed in critical condition. Mr. Woodbury succumbed to his injuries and died upon reaching the hospital.

K.P.D. Detectives were summoned to the scene. Through their investigation, Lucky Anthony (a.k.a. “Ant”) Ross was developed as a suspect in the shooting. A warrant was obtained charging Mr. Ross with:

1) 1st Degree Murder

2) Criminal Attempt to Commit 1st Degree Murder

3) Possessing a Firearm During the Commission of, or Attempt to Commit, a Dangerous Felony

4) Unlawful Carrying or Possession of a Weapon

Mr. Ross is presently still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information relating to the shooting incident or the whereabouts of Mr. Ross is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Lucky Anthony (a.k.a. “Ant”) Ross
Age Date of Birth 3/29/1977

37 Years of Age

Race/Gender Black/Male
Height/

Weight

5 ft. 11 in.

200 lbs.

Residency 5059 Lake Forest Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) 1st Degree Murder

2) Criminal Attempt to Commit 1st Degree Murder

3) Possessing a Firearm During the Commission of, or Attempt to Commit, a Dangerous Felony

4) Unlawful Carrying or Possession of a Weapon

WANTED

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Marc T. Woodbury
Age 23 Years of Age
Race/Gender Black/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Brandon D. Harris
Age 24 Years of Age
Race/Gender Black/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Life-Threatening
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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: Burglary Suspect Faces Charges after Tornado Levels His Home to Reveal Stolen Property
DATE: July 29, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Detectives have identified a suspect in two recent burglaries after a tornado leveled the suspect’s residence to reveal stolen property concealed within. Jerrod L. Christian faces pending charges of Burglary (2 counts), Theft of Property over $1,000 (1 count), and Theft of Property over $500 (1 count).

On July 27, 2014 a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant ruination in its wake. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost completely destroyed. Witnessing the damage first hand, a nearby neighbor ran to render aid. As he scanned the scene, he made a startling discovery. There among the scattered debris was an air compressor that had been stolen from his barn in a burglary that had occurred the previous day.

K.P.D. Detectives were called to the scene. During the course of their investigation, additional stolen property (including a welder, a ratchet, an air hose, and a weed trimmer) was located that was taken during the July 26th burglary and a previous burglary to the same barn on July 14th. All told, over $1,000 in previously reported stolen property was recovered.

The resident, Jerrod L. Christian, was immediately developed as a suspect. Mr. Christian was soon located in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville, TN where he was incarcerated on the previous charges of Disorderly Conduct and Retaliation for Past Action. He had incurred these charges on July 26 after Kingsport Police were called to 2395 Rock Springs Road.

In that incident, Mr. Christian’s girlfriend told officers that he had taken her van without permission. While the officers were taking the report, Mr. Christian returned with the vehicle. As the officers spoke with Mr. Christian, he became extremely belligerent and disruptive, refusing to comply with basic instructions, and shouting and cursing the officers with assorted profane expletives.

The officers arrested Mr. Christian for Disorderly Conduct and transported him to the Kingsport City Jail. While en route to the jail, Mr. Christian threatened to assault the transporting officer and the officer’s mother, and sexually assault the officer’s children, resulting in the additional charge of Retaliation for Past Action.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jerrod L. Christian
Age Date of Birth 8/19/1987

26 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 1912 Rock Springs Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Burglary (2 counts)

2) Theft of Property over $1,000 (1 count)

3) Theft of Property over $500 (1 count)

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating a Shooting Incident
DATE: July 28, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 28, 2014 at approximately 10:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a shooting incident in the 800 block of Dale Street in Kingsport. Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the scene. Detectives are currently in the preliminary stages of the investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KINGSPORT ‚¬ Installation of a new storm water line will require the closure of Lincoln Street from Sullivan Street to North Eastman Road on Tuesday, July 29, and again on Wednesday, July 30. ‚ Motorists should seek alternative routes during the closure times, and use the utmost caution in the work zone. ‚ Closures will occur as city crews conduct the work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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: Detectives Searching for Suspects in Wal-Mart Shoplifting Incident
DATE: July 25, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 10, 2014 at approximately 3:30 AM, a white male suspect and two white female suspects fled Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, after stealing over $1,000 in merchandise. Their loot included an above ground swimming pool, a box fan, and nearly 50 individual articles of clothing. The suspects were observed leaving the parking lot in a White Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle bearing a Virginia license plate.

Photos of the three suspects captured on surveillance video are included in this release. A clip from the actual video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/9yA8V9ESFIU

Anyone who recognizes any or all of these individuals is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit