Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Two Individuals Wanted in Stabbing Incident
Date & Time August 9, 2013

Shortly After Midnight

Location of Incident 1355 Warpath Drive

Kingsport, TN

Victim Franklin Kiser
Injuries Stab Wound to Abdomen

Laceration to Elbow

Various Scratches and Abrasions to Shoulder and Face

Suspect Information

Name Anthony J. Coffey
Date of Birth/Age 7/1/1990

23 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 7919 Rutledge Pike

Rutledge, TN

Height/Weight 5’7”/130 lbs.
Weapon(s) Used Knife

Suspect Information

Name Ashley N. Kiser
Date of Birth/Age 10/3/1986

26 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 7919 Rutledge Pike

Rutledge, TN

Height/Weight 5’3”/105 lbs.
Weapon(s) Used Hands

(No Photo Available)

Possible Suspect Vehicle Information

Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 1997
Color Gray
License Plate Number Tennessee H1959U

General Narrative

Two individuals are wanted in a domestic violence incident that resulted in a stabbing.

On August 9, 2013, shortly after midnight, a domestic disturbance occurred at the home of Kawana Kiser, located at 1355 Warpath Drive in Kingsport. Kawana Kiser was in a verbal argument with her daughter, Ashley Kiser. Ashley’s brother, Franklin Kiser, was apparently attempting to mediate the argument when Ashley turned on him, grabbed him by the throat, and began punching him about the head and shoulders.

Ashley Kiser’s boyfriend, Anthony Coffey, engaged in the fracas which then spilled outside into the yard. Mr. Coffey retrieved a knife from a vehicle and stabbed Franklin Kiser once in the abdomen. He attempted to stab Franklin a second time; however, Franklin blocked the attack, receiving a laceration on his elbow in the process.

Anthony Coffey and Ashley Kiser fled the scene in a dark colored Honda Accord. Details on a Honda Accord that is registered to Ashley are listed above.

Kawana Kiser transported Franklin Kiser to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Anthony and Ashley live in Rutledge, TN and could possibly have fled to that area.

K.P.D. Detective John McGee is obtaining warrants charging Anthony Coffey with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Ashley Kiser with Simple Assault/Domestic Violence.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of either of these two individuals 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


Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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