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. Searching for D.U.I. Driver Recently Indicted by Grand Jury
DATE: September 30, 2015
CASE #: 15-006852

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GENERAL NARRATIVE
This news release is being resubmitted with a name spelling correction. Her last name is correctly spelled Prater, not Prader as previously released.

Kingsport Police are searching for Betty Karen Prater after her recent indictment by the Sullivan County Grand Jury. Following her indictment, on September 14, 2015 a Criminal Court Capias was issued for her arrest on the charges of Reckless Aggravated Assault (3 counts), Felony Reckless Endangerment, and Driving Under the Influence—2nd offense. She is aware of this warrant and is actively avoiding service.

Her indictment is a result of an ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit into a motor vehicle collision in which she was involved that occurred on April 7, 2015 at approximately 5:00 PM. In that crash, Ms. Prater’s vehicle crossed the center line on Bloomingdale Pike resulting in a crash with another vehicle occupied by a driver and two passengers.

At the time of the crash, Ms. Prater appeared extremely drowsy and could not explain why she was driving on the wrong side of the road, claiming that she must have blacked out. As a result of the investigation, a sample of her blood was submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab for analysis with the results testing positive for multiple intoxicants.

A photo of Ms. Prater is included in this release. She is a 44 year old white female. She is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. Her last known address is in Gray, TN; however, she has ties to both Kingsport, TN and the State of Ohio. Anyone who knows her current whereabouts is asked to contact the K.P.D. Traffic Unit at 423-224-2750 or 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

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Betty Karen Prater
Age Date of Birth 11/30/1970

44 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet, 7 inches

150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes

Residency 479 Possum Hollow Road

Gray, TN

Charge(s) 1) Reckless Aggravated Assault (3 Counts)

2) Felony Reckless Endangerment

3) Driving Under the Influence—2nd Offense

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: K.P.D. Attempting to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of Stolen Debit Card
DATE: September 30, 2015
CASE #: 15-019019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 31, 2015 at approximately 3:30 PM, a white male suspect attempted to use a stolen debit card to make a purchase at the Roadrunner Market, located at 1600 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The transaction was declined due to the card having been reported stolen. The card was stolen in Weber City, VA three days earlier, with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office investigating that incident.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video during the incident in Kingsport. Photos taken from that footage have been included in this release. Two clips from that footage have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/1eAONBjIyqM

https://youtu.be/I-5jRhd8mi0

Anyone who recognizes this individual 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

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The Kingsport Fire Department Reminds Area Residents:

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!

 

Kingsport, TN – Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week/Month campaign, “Hear the Beep

Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

 

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Kingsport Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

 

“In a fire, seconds count,” said Barry Brickey, Public Education Officer for the Kingsport Fire Department. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out. Smoke Alarms combined with Home Sprinklers Systems are your best defense in case of a fire!”

 

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Home Fire Sprinklers will quickly put out or contain a fire before the fire engines arrive.

 

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

 

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.
  • Call the fire department from outside the home.
  • When building or remodeling a home install Home Fire Sprinklers.

 

The Kingsport Fire Department will be hosting activities during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Join Sparky the Fire Dog and a Fire Engine for a story-time at the Kingsport Library on Tuesday, October 6th @ 10:30. Homeschooling families are invited to  attend one of the open Station 1 Tours Oct 13th & 16th @ 10am.

 

Fire Prevention Week has transformed into Fire Prevention Month for October in Kingsport, but activities begin in September and run through November as School visits, Station Tours and Presentations about fire safety fill up the calendar. Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. Over 35,000 children and adults participated in Kingsport Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Events in 2014.

 

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week/Month programs and activities in Kingsport, please contact Barry Brickey at the Kingsport Fire Department at 423-229-9440. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org and www.sparky.org/fpw.

 

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: Rogersville Couple Wanted on Multiple Felony Warrants After Twice Fleeing Kingsport Police
DATE: September 29, 2015
CASE #: 15-017757

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GENERAL NARRATIVE
A Rogersville couple is wanted on multiple felony warrants after fleeing Kingsport Police Patrol Officers on two separate occasions. Justin K. Church is wanted for Theft over $1,000, Felony Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Felony Reckless Endangerment, Driving on a Revoked License—4th Offense (2 counts), Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injuries, and Violation of Light Law. His wife, Erica K. Church (also known as Erica K. Matthews) is wanted for Theft over $1,000.

On August 15, 2015 at approximately 9:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were investigating a report of four suspicious individuals pushing a Honda out of the parking lot of the Kingsport Town Center. When they eventually located the individuals at the Food City Gas and Go, located at 1765 Fort Henry Drive, the suspects fled the scene in the vehicle, striking another vehicle in the process. The two back seat passengers were soon apprehended after exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot; however, the driver (later identified as Justin K. Church) and front seat passenger (Erica K. Church) were able to successfully get away in the vehicle.

On September 24, 2015 at approximately 3:45 AM, K.P.D. Officers observed a green Nissan Sentra, in violation of the light law, traveling in the vicinity of Fairview Avenue at Allen Drive. The officers initiated a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated the vehicle and fled. After a brief pursuit, the officers wisely terminated the chase in the interest of public safety. The occupants of the vehicle were later identified as Justin K. Church (driver) and Erica K. Church (front seat passenger).

Further investigation revealed that the Nissan had been reported stolen from a residence on Skyland Drive in Kingsport on August 29, 2015 with Mr. and Mrs. Church listed as the chief suspects in the investigation. The stolen vehicle was later recovered at the Church’s residence in Rogersville on the morning of September 29, 2015; however, Mr. and Mrs. Church remain at large.

K.P.D. is requesting assistance from the public in apprehending Mr. and Mrs. Church. Anyone who knows where they can be located is asked to contact 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

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Justin K. Church
Age Date of Birth 6/2/1989

26 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet, 4 inches

170 pounds

Hair Color Black
Last Known Address 316 Bob Dykes Road

Rogersville, TN

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

2) Felony Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle (2 Counts)

3) Felony Reckless Endangerment

4) Driving on a Revoked License—4th Offense (2 Counts)

5) Reckless Driving

6) Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injuries

7) Violation of Light Law

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Erica K. Church (a.k.a. Erica K. Matthews)
Age Date of Birth 12/23/1990

24 Years of Age

Height/

Weight

5 feet, 5 inches

115 pounds

Hair Color Blonde
Gender/Race Female/White
Last Known Address 316 Bob Dykes Road

Rogersville, TN

Charge(s) Theft over $1,000

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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KINGSPORT – Art in the Heart Gallery promotes art and artists from our region with over 50 local and regional artists represented by the gallery. Art in the Heart Gallery, at 246 Broad Street in beautiful Downtown Kingsport, offers excellent fine art for sale with the goal to support the work of our local artists. Classes for adults and children are also regularly offered at Art in the Heart Gallery and all classes are open to the public. In addition, special monthly shows will feature many of the local artists.

Art in the Heart Gallery offers paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel. You will find pottery by various artists as well as turned wood pieces, stained glass, mosaics and assemblage, as well as fabric creations, baskets and jewelry. For that perfect one of a kind gift, original artwork is the answer!

The following is a list of upcoming classes:

“Tom Thumb’s Laundry Basket”: Joy Smith – Saturday Oct 3, 2015

Photographing Your Art for Submission: Byron Kindig – Saturday Oct 3, 2015

“Rooster” Wood Burning: Michele Howe – Saturday Oct 10, 2015

Paint the Town! with Donna Bird – Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Double Wine Basket: Joy Smith – Saturday Oct 24, 2015

Creating Stencils for Painting: Byron Kindig – Friday Nov 6, 2015

Mixed Media Workshop: Renee Pitts – Saturday Nov 7, 2015

Introduction to Oil Sticks: Paul deMarrais – Saturday Nov 14, 2015

Art in the Heart Gallery is located at 246 Broad Street, in beautiful Downtown Kingsport. The gallery is open Wednesday & Thursday 11 am to 5 pm; Friday 11 am to 7 pm; and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.

Participants may register for classes online at www.EngageKingsport.com or by calling the gallery at (423)-480-9702.

Art in the Heart Gallery invites you to get engaged in the arts in Downtown Kingsport, a place of creative discovery.

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KINGSPORT – The City of Kingsport is pleased to announce Heather Cook as the Director of Marketing & Public Relations.  She will join the Citys Leadership Team on October 12th  Cook will be responsible for marketing & promoting a broad range of City programs, services, issues, and policies to the community, all designed to ensure that retention and attraction objectives are achieved with residents, businesses and visitors.

We are at a critical juncture, said Jeff Fleming, City Manager.  Weve borne witness to the amazing transformation of our city in the past 15 years, but we cant rest too long.  If we do, others will pass us by.  Whats the next big idea?  We hope the upcoming Summit will answer that question, he added.

Im pleased that this position has been filled as we kick off the OneKingsport Summit, said Mayor John Clark.  Kingsport has incredible assets and I look forward to a focused, dedicated marketing initiative so our community can achieve its full potential.

Heather is a well-known figure in the community with 12 years of marketing experience at Northeast State, ETSU, Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Bristol Motor Speedway.  Most recently she successfully guided the launch of Healthy Kingsport.

Cook led the Northeast State Foundation to a growth in staff donations from $23,000 to $210,000 in 3 years.  At KCVB, she grew advertising sales by 50%.  During her time at Healthy Kingsport, she implemented a walking program that exceeded its goal by 660%.

Heather was one of two invited to address statewide media regarding the Healthier Tennessee initiative.  After being introduced by the Governor, her remarks were poised & poignant while he stood at her side.  She was unflappable.  She represented our community well that day and Im confident she will do so in the future, Fleming said.

Cook was the first-ever graduate of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University.  She earned a degree in Business Administration, Integrated Marketing Communication.  She also holds two advanced degrees from ETSU — an MBA and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy. She graduated summa cum laude in all three degree programs.

She is also an active community volunteer, serving as Vice Chair of the Kingsport Regional Planning Commission, a member of the Rotary Club, and a vision council for United Way. She also coaches drum majors for the award-winning Dobyns-Bennett band.

Cook fills the vacancy created by Tim Whaley who departed June 1.  The position drew 130 applicants.  Seven finalists were interviewed.  We were very pleased with the level of interest in the position, Fleming said. Any of the top seven had the technical ability, but Heather is the best fit for our organization.

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KINGSPORT – The Painterly Printmakers Show is a wonderful exhibition of art by four local artists, and longtime members of Kingsport Art Guild: Kathy Hawk, April Jordan and Jane Moein. The Painterly Printmakers Art Show will be featured at the Kingsport City Hall Gallery in September and October 2015. City Hall Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. City Hall Gallery is located at 225 W. Center Street, Kingsport TN.

The Painterly Printmakers Art Show features monotypes from three artists and their various approaches to this fascinating art form that began in the 1600s and continues to today. They all began monotypes about ten years ago and continue to evolve. Monotype is a cross between painting and printmaking in which the artist paints or brayers ink onto a plastic plate known as PETG, places paper over it and runs the two through the printing press to create a “one-of-a kind” image.

A former calligrapher, Hawk takes her monotypes a step further by usually collaging them together, adding colored pencil or pastels thus frequently creating mixed media works.  She is a former art educator, current board member and past president of the Kingsport Art Guild. Frequently exhibiting in area shows, she has work in private collections throughout the USA. Jordan trained as an accountant, but has always been an artist having been inspired by her father who was an amateur artist.  As a former Art Guild board member she continues to study monotypes. Jordan creates monotypes on the plate often using her original stencils, plant life, or strictly with the brayer. The uniqueness, variety of techniques and the element of surprise make monotype printing her preferred art form. Moein has lived in several states and is a former educator teaching science and art. The creative surprise in every monotype has made it a favorite media where she often expresses her love of nature. She uses plant life, collage and her unique methods into her prints. All three artists are prize winners in area shows.

Public Art Kingsport invites all visual artists to submit proposals for exhibiting work in public art gallery spaces in the City of Kingsport.


Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport since 2012, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. Programs & partnerships include: Public Art Kingsport, Art in the Heart Gallery, the Kingsport Carousel and more. They provide a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations and individual artists. They work in tandem with the Friends of the Cultural Arts organization Engage Kingsport, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives.

For more information call the Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414 or go online: www.EngageKingsport.com

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KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to welcome five new officers back from the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy.‚  Officers Ben DeGreen, Clint Womack, Wesley Hite, Brandon Arnold, and Breven Addington were sworn in on July 23, 2015.‚  For the past eight weeks, they have been attending the academy to learn the basic concepts required of law enforcement officers in the State of Tennessee.

During the graduation ceremony on Friday, September 18, 2015, two of Kingsports newest officers were presented with awards.‚  Officer Ben DeGreen earned an award for his outstanding proficiency with firearms, while Officer Clint Womack won an award for his stellar performance in defensive tactics.‚  All five of these officers have returned to Kingsport and will begin an extensive field training program immediately.

While these five officers were at the academy, two additional officers joined the ranks at K.P.D.‚  Officers Brandon Johnson and Michael Haun have already begun their field training.‚  Prior to being sworn in at K.P.D., Officers Johnson and Haun had already attended the police academy and were already working as full-time law enforcement officers in other jurisdictions.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to welcome all of these new officers aboard and wish them success in their future law enforcement endeavors.

K.P.D. Officers pictured left to right in the above photo: Ben DeGreen, Clint Womack, Wesley Hite, Brandon Arnold, and Breven Addington.‚  Two additional new Officers not pictured: Brandon Johnson and Michael Haun

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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: Search for Missing Elderly Kingsport Man Continues
DATE: September 25, 2015
CASE #: 15-020330
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is continuing to search for Eugene Marshall, an elderly Kingsport man with Alzheimer’s Disease. K.P.D. wishes to stress that this is still very much an open, active investigation. At no point has the search for Mr. Marshall been suspended since his disappearance. All law enforcement agencies across the United States have been alerted of his status as a missing/endangered person.

A full-scale, organized, search was conducted on September 23, 2015 to no avail. Numerous public safety organization and dozens of community volunteers assisted in searching the area surrounding several confirmed and unconfirmed sightings of Mr. Marshall since his disappearance.

He could be anywhere in the Kingsport area; however, he could just as easily have hitched a ride out of town and be in another jurisdiction altogether. Citizen tips have poured in since his disappearance. Detectives with the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division are continuing to investigate his whereabouts and follow up on all tips and leads. K.P.D. Patrol Officers are on constant lookout for him as well.

Area residents are encouraged to continue to be on the lookout for Mr. Marshall and reporting any sightings or critical information to K.P.D. immediately. Anyone who spots him is asked to maintain visual contact with him until police arrival. Citizens are also asked to check any barns, utility sheds, abandoned buildings, fields, or wooded areas on their property for Mr. Marshall.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes. He often dresses in layers, so it is possible that he might be wearing a blue button-up shirt also. He is an 80 year old white male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes and wears glasses. Several photographs and videos of Mr. Marshall have been included in this release.

Tips and information can be submitted by contacting the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or by calling 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

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is continuing to investigate the disappearance of an elderly Kingsport man with Alzheimer’s Disease. Eugene Marshall (also known as “Gene” or “Papaw”) left his residence on Brookwood Circle on foot on September 17, 2015 at approximately 10:30 AM. Mr. Marshall was reported missing shortly thereafter by family members. Due to his medical condition, he does have a history of wandering off and forgetting how to get home.

A large scale search for Mr. Marshall has been organized with a command post being established at the Kingsport Life Saving Crew, located at 1800 Crescent Drive. The Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Fire Department, Kingsport Life Saving Crew, Sullivan County Emergency Management Association, and Tennessee Emergency Management Association, along with various other public safety organizations are involved.

Dozens of friends, family, neighbors, and community volunteers are also assisting in the search. Searches are being conducted in the areas surrounding his neighborhood and the Kingsport GreenBelt. Multiple locations of reported sightings of Mr. Marshall are being searched as well. Some of these reported sightings have been confirmed, while several others are unconfirmed.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division has received numerous tips, and Detectives are currently in the process of investigating and following up all leads. The Kingsport Police Department greatly appreciates all public assistance in this or any other case, and asks that any and all sightings of Mr. Marshall continue to be reported immediately.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes. He often dresses in layers, so it is possible that he might be wearing a blue button-up shirt also. He is an 80 year old white male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes and wears glasses. Several photographs and videos of Mr. Marshall have been included in this release.

Anyone who sees Mr. Marshall or may be able to assist the Kingsport Police Department in locating him is asked to 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department has acquired additional photographs and video clips of a recently reported missing/endangered elderly man with Alzheimer’s Disease. The additional photos were taken from surveillance video at the Sunoco Convenience Store, located at 4001 Memorial Boulevard in Kingsport.

Eugene Marshall, a.k.a. “Gene” or “Papaw,” was at the Sunoco on September 17, 2015, approximately one hour after he left home. He did not enter the store and left walking west on Memorial Boulevard toward John B. Dennis Highway.

Two clips from the video footage have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/o06KN9Tf1ak

https://youtu.be/3tLIJH3EuFY

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division has received numerous tips, and Detectives are currently in the process of investigating and following up all leads. The Kingsport Police Department greatly appreciates all public assistance in this or any other case, and asks that any and all sightings of Mr. Marshall continue to be reported immediately.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing/endangered elderly man. Eugene Marshall was reported missing to K.P.D. by family members on September 17, 2015. Mr. Marshall has Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia and often forgets where he lives. He apparently walked away from his residence on Brookwood Circle in Kingsport on September 17th at approximately 10:30 AM.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes. He often dresses in layers, so it is possible that he might be wearing a blue button-up shirt also. He is an 80 year old white male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes and wears glasses. He answers to “Gene” or “Papaw.” A photograph of Mr. Marshall has been included in this release.

He is most likely on foot, somewhere in the vicinity of the East Stone Drive/North Eastman Road area. He is believed to have been spotted at McDonald’s on East Stone Drive, Waffle House on East Stone Drive, K-Mart, and East Stone Commons Shopping Complex.

Anyone who sees Mr. Marshall or may be able to assist the Kingsport Police Department in locating him is asked to contact the 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

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Eugene Marshall
Age 80 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Brookwood Circle

Kingsport, TN

Height/

Weight

5 feet, 10 inches

150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Gray Hair

Hazel Eyes

Clothing Last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes; however, he may also be wearing a blue-button up shirt
Other Wears glasses
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: K.P.D. Welcomes New Officers Back from the Police Academy
DATE: September 25, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to welcome five new officers back from the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Officers Ben DeGreen, Clint Womack, Wesley Hite, Brandon Arnold, and Breven Addington were sworn in on July 23, 2015. For the past eight weeks, they have been attending the academy to learn the basic concepts required of law enforcement officers in the State of Tennessee.

During the graduation ceremony on Friday, September 18, 2015, two of Kingsport’s newest officers were presented with awards. Officer Ben DeGreen earned an award for his outstanding proficiency with firearms, while Officer Clint Womack won an award for his stellar performance in defensive tactics. All five of these officers have returned to Kingsport and will begin an extensive field training program immediately.

While these five officers were at the academy, two additional officers joined the ranks at K.P.D. Officers Brandon Johnson and Michael Haun have already begun their field training. Prior to being sworn in at K.P.D., Officers Johnson and Haun had already attended the police academy and were already working as full-time law enforcement officers in other jurisdictions.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to welcome all of these new officers aboard and wish them success in their future law enforcement endeavors.

K.P.D. Officers pictured left to right in the above photo: Ben DeGreen, Clint Womack, Wesley Hite, Brandon Arnold, and Breven Addington. Two additional new Officers not pictured: Brandon Johnson and Michael Haun
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit