Women charged in surprise attack on Kingsport man

Rain Smith • Feb 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM

KINGSPORT — Two women have been indicted for allegedly talking their way into a stranger’s home, then shocking him with a stun gun to steal his cell phone and wallet.

The Kingsport Police Department reports that Taylor A. Nunnery, 22, of Johnson City, and April B. Chambers, 23, of Elizabethton, face charges of aggravated robbery. Nunnery has been arrested, but Chambers is still wanted.

After the incident occurred in January of 2017, police asked the public for tips on potential suspects. Further investigation by KPD detectives was aided by DNA evidence and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab, tabbing the women as suspects.

As reported last year, at about 12:45 on the morning of Jan. 10, a resident of Cross Creek Apartments answered a knock at the door. Two unknown women claimed to have been calling him repeatedly, with the man replying that they must have him confused for someone else.

The women reportedly asked to come inside and use the restroom, with the trio then “making small talk,” according to police, for about an hour. Suddenly and unprovoked, one of the women allegedly pulled out a handheld stun gun and shocked the man.

The victim punched one suspect in self-defense, then ran from his apartment and yelled for someone to call police. He shut his door in an attempt to keep the women inside, but officers discovered the pair had escaped through a window. A cell phone and wallet belonging to the man had been stolen, while blood believed to have come from the punched woman was collected at the scene.

Though Nunnery is now jailed, police are still seeking Chambers. She has brown eyes and blonde hair, is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call KPD detectives at (423) 229-9429 or dial Central Dispatch at (423) 246-9111.

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