Blood DNA test leads to identification of suspect in 2017 Kingsport auto theft


INVESTIGATORS SAY A BLOOD TEST HAS ALLOWED THEM TO IDENTIFY A SUSPECT IN AN AUTO THEFT CASE FROM 2017. KINGSPORT POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THIS MAN — 28-YEAR- OLD ANTHONY COFFEY. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE COFFEY STOLE A 2010 FORD ESCAPE FROM A STRATFORD ROAD APARTMENT COMPLEX ON THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 28, 2017. THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND ABANDONED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY A FEW DAYS LATER. INVESTIGATORS ALSO NOTICED A STAIN INSIDE THE SUV THAT APPEARED TO BE BLOOD. TBI RECENTLY INFORMED KPD THE BLOOD HAD BEEN POSITIVELY MATCHED TO COFFEY. ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION ON COFFEY’S WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT KINGSPORT POLICE.

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