Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Attempting to Identify Felony Shoplifter
DATE: May 28, 2015
CASE #: 15-009405
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 1, 2015 at approximately 10:00 PM an adult white male suspect shoplifted nearly $1,000 in merchandise from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The stolen items included three DVD players and an air rifle.

At the time of the theft, the suspect was accompanied by what appears to be a 5 to 7 year old white male child. Photos of the suspect captured on surveillance video are included in this release. 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

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: Juvenile Charged in Stabbing Incident
DATE: May 27, 2015
CASE #: 15-010865
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 26, 2015 at approximately 10:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 106 West Charlemont Avenue, Apartment #6, in Kingsport in reference to a fight between two adult males. While en route to the scene, additional information was relayed to the officers via Kingsport Central Dispatch that one of the individuals had been stabbed.

Upon arrival, the officers located several residents of the apartment building. One of these individuals, a 44 year old male, had sustained a stab wound to his chest. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded and launched an investigation into the events that led up to the stabbing.

Detectives learned that the 44 year old victim had been in an argument with a 52 year old male over a $40 debt. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation. At some point during the altercation, a 12 year old male juvenile produced a knife and stabbed the 44 year old in the chest.

The victim was transported to a local medical facility where he remains hospitalized, listed in stable condition. Detectives have charged the 12 year old suspect with aggravated assault.

Based on the juvenile age of the suspect, and the ongoing investigation into the incident, no additional information will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Not released due to age of offender
Age 12 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) Aggravated Assault

Photo not released due to age of offender

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not released
Age 44 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Stab Wound/Stable Condition
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: Suspect in Custody in Pharmacy Robbery and Subsequent Carjacking Incident
DATE: May 26, 2015
CASE #: 15-010782
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 26, 2015 at approximately 10:30 AM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Mountain States Pharmacy, located at 1657 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division immediately responded to the scene and the surrounding area to investigate and search for the suspect.

Investigators soon learned that the suspect, later identified as David Scott Henegar, entered the pharmacy, brandished a handgun, and demanded prescription medication. Pharmacy personnel complied with his demands and relinquished an undisclosed type and quantity of medication.

Mr. Henegar fled the pharmacy on foot to the nearby Roadrunner Market, located at 2000 North Eastman Road. Mr. Henegar approached the gas pumps and spoke with a female who had just finished refueling her vehicle. He initially requested a ride; however, when she refused, he carjacked her at gunpoint.

Mr. Henegar forced the woman to drive him to a location in the Highland community at which point he released her and her vehicle and fled again on foot into the surrounding neighborhood.

During the resulting manhunt for Mr. Henegar, he was spotted in the adjacent Fairacres neighborhood. After a short foot pursuit, which culminated in a successful Taser deployment, he was apprehended in the 1500 block of Belmeade Drive.

Believing he had ingested some of the stolen medication, officers transported him to Holston Valley Medical Center where he was later admitted. Mr. Henegar has been charged with:

1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Carjacking

3) Especially Aggravated Kidnapping

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name David Scott Henegar
Age Date of Birth 9/17/1992

22 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 3944 Ashley Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Carjacking

3) Especially Aggravated Kidnapping

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: Pastor Indicted for Embezzlement and Money Laundering
DATE: May 22, 2015
CASE #: 15-002442
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 6, 2015, several members of the congregation of Victory Apostolic Church, located at 1921 Kite Street in Kingsport, approached the Kingsport Police Department with concerns over a substantial sum of money being missing from the church coffers. The complainants stated that the disappearance of the funds coincided with Boyd W. Holder’s tenure as the pastor and primary financial agent of their church.

Detectives with the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division began a lengthy investigation into the matter, which included a thorough analysis of both Mr. Holder’s and the church’s financial records and transactions. During the course of this investigation, Detectives learned that Mr. Holder had siphoned in excess of $60,000 of church funds for his own personal use or gain.

On May 20, 2015, the findings of this investigation were presented to the Sullivan County Grand Jury which returned a true bill, indicting Mr. Holder on the charges of Theft over $60,000 and Money Laundering. A bench warrant was promptly issued for his arrest.

On May 21, 2015 at approximately 11:30 PM, Mr. Holder was arrested at the parsonage where he resides, located at 1913 Kite Street. He was incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond imposed by the presiding judge.

As this is an ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, no additional details will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Boyd Watson Holder, Jr.
Age Date of Birth 9/15/1970

44 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1913 Kite Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Theft over $60,000

2) Money Laundering

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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KINGSPORT ‚¬ The week of May 17 through May 23 has been declared National Public Works week by the American Public Works Association, and Kingsport public work professionals will be observe the week on Thursday, May 21 with demonstrations covering the work of those who plan, manage and maintain the Citys critical infrastructure, including water, sewer and transportation networks.

Other Public Works group members also will detail the Citys efforts in storm water management, solid waste collection and disposal, as well as maintenance of public buildings and grounds.

We are blessed by an extraordinary group of employees who are dedicated to serving the citizens of Kingsport, Public Works Director Ryan McReynolds said Tuesday. We very much appreciate the community taking a few minutes out of their day to visit with us at the Farmers Market, where we can individually explain the many of services offered by the City of Kingsport.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmers Market, with equipment displays and other information provided as well as several presentations explaining essential daily operations.

What: City of Kingsport Public Works Day

Where: Farmers Market

When: Thursday, May 21st (10 a.m. ‚¬ 2 p.m.)

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KINGSPORT – Late Friday evening, May 15, 2015, three wolf pups arrived at Bays Mountain Park. The three wolf pups will be added to the already existing pack of three (7) wolves at Bays Mountain Park and, like their soon to be pack mates, the pups will help Bays Mountain Park in a visual and breathtaking way tell the story of how important acts of conservation and preservation are to our ecosystems globally, but especially right here in our own region. Why gray wolves? Because over 200 years ago gray wolves used to roam this region before hunting and settlers efforts were responsible for their disappearance.

To learn a few facts about our new arrivals, please click here.

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KINGSPORT – Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Safety tips

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors. If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces, such as tents, they pose both a fire hazard and the risk of exposing occupants to toxic gases and potential asphyxiation.
  • Position the grill well away from siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and bart traffic.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area: declare a three-bart “safe zone” around the grill.
  • Put out several long-handled grilling tools to give the chef plenty of clearance from heat and flames when flipping burgers.
  • Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill.

Charcoal grills

  • Purchase the proper starter fluid and store the can out of reach of children, and away from heat sources.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals or kindling have already been ignited, and never use any flammable or combustible liquid other than charcoal starter fluid to get the fire going.

Propane grills

  • Check the gas cylinder hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. A light soap and water solution applied to the hose will quickly reveal escaping propane by releasing bubbles. If you determine your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not attempt to move the grill.
  • Use only equipment with the label of a recognized testing laboratory. Follow the manufacturers instructions on how to set up the grill and maintain it. ‚¬source www.NFPA.org

KFD Grilling Safety Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPZInCyj_dc

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 Attempting to Identify Two Suspects in Felony Theft of Multiple Electronic Devices
DATE: May 19, 2015
CASE #: 15-007635 (Wal-Mart on West Stone Drive)

15-007639 (Wal-Mart on Fort Henry Drive)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 16, 2015 at approximately 6:15 AM, two black male suspects stole eleven (11) Apple iPod devices from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The iPods had been secured in a locked display cabinet; however, the suspects were somehow able to circumvent the lock.

On the same morning, approximately 30 minutes later, the same two suspects stole twelve (12) Apple iPhone 6 devices and seven (7) Samsung Galaxy S6 devices from Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. As in the earlier theft, the smart phones had been secured in a locked display cabinet; however, the suspects were somehow able to circumvent the lock.

The total value of the thirty (30) stolen electronic devices was $17,229.

At the time of these thefts, the suspects were traveling in a maroon colored sedan.

A photo of the suspects captured on surveillance video is included in this release. Anyone who recognizes either of them 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit