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Police seeking suspect in Orebank Road robbery 

From staff reports • May 4, 2019 at 7:32 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating one of two Kingsport men who have been charged in connection with a robbery that occurred late last month.

Christion Blake Rhodes, 21, and Jordon A. Parks, 22, are charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of especially aggravated robbery, and one count of reckless endangerment. 

According to a news release from SCSO Capt. Andy Seabolt, Rhodes and Parks went to an address on Orebank Road and forced their way into the residence.

 Two victims inside the home were able to get both Rhodes and Parks to leave; however, as the pair left, one round was fired from a pistol and went through the front door of the residence, the release said.

Investigators have secured arrest warrants for both individuals. Parks turned himself in Saturday afternoon, Seabolt said, but Rhodes remains at large.

Rhodes has been incarcerated three times in the Sullivan County Jail since 2016 on charges including assault, possession of illegal narcotics, criminal impersonation, various traffic offenses, theft, aggravated assault, robbery, aggravated kidnapping, evading arrest, and unlawful carrying of a weapon, the release said.

Parks has no prior arrest history with the SCSO, Seabolt said.

Rhodes is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 156 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information about Rhodes’ whereabouts is asked to contact the SCSO at (423) 279-7500.

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