KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Department Investigating a Stabbing Incident (Updated Suspect in Custody)

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Department Investigating a Stabbing Incident

(Updated Suspect in Custody)

DATE: 03/31/2015
CASE #: 15-006229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On 03/30/2015 at approximately 10:40 pm, 22 year old Huey Stanley Jr. of Kingsport arrived at a local hospital suffering from stab wounds. He was later pronounced dead by a hospital doctor. The Kingsport Police Department Detectives Unit responded.

The subsequent investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division revealed that Mr. Stanley had been stabbed during an altercation that occurred in the parking lot of the YMCA located at 1840 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport.

Detectives spoke to witnesses and the suspect was identified as 21 year old Zachary Morris Gardner of Kingsport. The crime scene was processed and a knife believed to be the murder weapon was located.

On 03/31/2015 at approximately 8:30 am, Zachary Morris Gardner responded to the Kingsport Police Department and turned himself over detectives. Gardner was subsequently arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder and booked into the Kingsport City Jail.

Sullivan County Sessions Court Judge has arraigned Gardner and his bond is currently set at $150,000.

Anyone who may have any additional information about this case 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:

On 03/30/2015 at 10:40 PM, The Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a report of a individual that had been stabbed. The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of this investigation therefore, no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone who may have any information that may help detectives solve this case, 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

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Zachary Morris Gardner
Age Date of Birth: 3/29/1994

21 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 570 Bays View Court

Kingsport, TN 37660

Height/

Weight

5’ 11”/

185

Eyes/

Hair

Hazel/

Brown

Charge(s) 1st Degree Murder

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Huey Stanley Jr.
Age 22 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit