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KPD arrest 14 people after car chase suspect leads officers to house with drugs

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) -

Kingsport Police Department officers arrest 14 people on drug charges, following an investigation that resulted from a traffic stop.

According to a KPD news release, officers attempted to stop a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo, due to a seat belt violation, but the driver of the vehicle did not stop.

A brief chase started, but police ended it for safety concerns.

During the investigation, police identified the driving suspect as Willie Martin Salyer, 43, 401 Parson Drive, Lot No.11, and learned that he had been staying with Selena Maggard, 47, 322 Gibson Mill Road of Kingsport.

Around 10 a.m. on Sunday, KPD officers responded to the Gibson Mill Road home to search for Salyer, and Maggard gave them consent to search the home.

According to the report, Salyer tried to escape through a window and then a backdoor when he saw police, but was apprehended.

Officers reportedly seized Salyer’s vehicle at 270 Aesque St. in Kingsport.

Salyer’s drivers license was also reported to be revoked for a prior conviction for driving under the influence.

According to the release, officers found drug paraphernalia inside the Gibson Mill Road home, which included bath salts.

Salyer and Maggard, as well as 12 other people were at the residence and were reportedly found to be connected following an investigation into the drugs and drug paraphernalia.

All 14 were arrested and some of the people were individually charged with possessing other drugs, which included prescription drugs, Subutex and “gravel.”

According to the release, two women who were arrested were also caught trying to smuggle drugs into the Kingsport City Jail, and were additionally charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

Kansas Salyer-Evans, 31, 416 Rose St., of Kingsport reportedly had pills in her pockets.

Kristi R. Blizzard, 39, 313 Lynn Ave., of Kingsport also had pills concealed in two places on her body.

Misty D. Stump, 31, 665 Bancroft Chapel Road, Lot No. 17, of Kingsport, was charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, after he reportedly tried to smuggle “gravel,” concealed in her bra, into the Kingsport City Jail.

David S. Sutherland, 28, of 322 Gibson Mill Road, and Don P. Wilcox, 58, 340 Westfield Drive, were additionally charged with criminal impersonation and identity theft, after they reportedly gave false names to officers.

According to the release, five of the arrested individuals also were wanted on outstanding warrants.

Salyer was charged with driving on a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender, felony evading arrest, violation of registration, violation of seat belt law, as well as possession of a controlled substance analogue and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Clinton L. Blevins, 35, 2821 McCoy St., Apt 3, of Kingsport, was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of a legend drug without a prescription and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Blizzard was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug without a prescription and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

Salyer-Evans was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug without a prescription and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

Jackie D. Clifton, 43, 897 New Beasonwell Road, Apt. 2103, of Kingsport, was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue.

David L. Ealy, 48, 608 Milam St., Apt. 53, of Kingsport, was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Betsy R. Gagne, 36, 129 Arley St., of Kingsport, was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Anthony A. Kern, 28, 277 California Ave. of Church Hill, was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule III drug, fraudulent use of a credit card and false reporting. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency.

Maggard was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the distribution of controlled substances.

Randy W. Moody, 46, 1605 Bloomingdale Road, of Kingsport, was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Timothy H. Romine, 27, 2316 Overlook Road, of Kingsport,  was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Stump was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, false reporting, possession of a controlled substance analogue and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

Sutherland was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation. He also reportedly had an outstanding warrant from another agency.

Wilcox was charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and identity theft. He also reportedly was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of South Carolina, but the agency decided to not extradite him on the charges.

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