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Arrest made in armed robbery of Kingsport Sunoco

November 16th, 2012 1:34 pm by Rain Smith

Arrest made in armed robbery of Kingsport Sunoco

Jeffrey Scott Kendrick Jr., 24, of 118 Walker St. No. 11. Mugshot provided by the Kingsport Police Department.

Kingsport police have arrested a man who allegedly entered a Lynn Garden Drive convenience store early Friday morning, pointed a handgun at the clerk and fled with money.


According to an affidavit filed in Kingsport court, the employee recognized the suspect as a "regular customer" and identified him by name. Jeffrey Scott Kendrick Jr., 24, of 118 Walker St. No. 11 was apprehended a short time later and charged with aggravated robbery.


The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. at the Sunoco, 1205 Lynn Garden Drive. Police report that upon locating Kendrick they also found the stolen cash and gun used in the incident.


Kendrick was arraigned Friday morning with a court date set for Jan 10. He was additionally charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, stemming from a 2009 conviction in Sullivan County.

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