KPD e-News Release: Two Suspects Wanted for Theft of ATV and Trailer

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Suspects Wanted for Theft of ATV and Trailer
DATE: January 12, 2016
CASE #: 15-027858
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015 a Polaris All-Terrain Vehicle ($6,600 value) and a Prolite Trailer ($1,800 value) were stolen from a residence in the 2000 block of Patton Street in Kingsport. The trailer tongue had been secured with a padlock; however, the thieves cut the lock in order to facilitate the theft.

The suspects later sold the ATV and trailer to another individual who was unaware that they were stolen. When he later realized that he had purchased stolen property, he took it upon himself to track down the rightful owner and return the property to him.

A subsequent investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division turned up Willard Victor Fleming and James C. “Junior” Collins as the suspects in the theft. A warrant was obtained charging the duo with Felony Theft over $1,000.

Anyone who can assist Detectives with located these two wanted individuals is asked to call 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

WANTED SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Willard Victor Fleming
Age Date of Birth 3/31/1969

46 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 7 inches

320 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Gray Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency 2034 Diana Avenue

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Felony Theft over $1,000

WANTED SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name James C. Collins

a.k.a. “Junior” Collins

Age Date of Birth 9/1/1967

48 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 2 inches

200 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency 396 West Valley Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Felony Theft over $1,000

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit