UPDATE: Missing Kingsport man found safe


Ronald D. Hammonds (Photo: KPD)

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE: A 60-year-old man reported missing by the Kingsport Police Department has been found.

According to the Kingsport Police Department, Ronald Hammonds has been found safe and is no long considered missing or endangered.

Hammonds had reportedly not been seen by family since late April.


The Kingsport Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.

The police department says 60-year-old Ronald D. Hammonds was reported missing by a family member and reportedly hasn’t been seen or heard from since late April.

“Based upon his unexplained and extended disappearance, coupled with concerning factors in his personal and medical history, he has been classified as missing and endangered,” the department said in a news release.

Police say Hammonds is 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has gray or graying hair and blue eyes. He is considered homeless according to KPD.

Anyone with information on Hammonds’ location is asking to call KPD detectives at 423-229-9429 or central dispatch at 423-246-9111. Anonymous tips may be submitted online.

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