UPDATE: Suspect in Sullivan County murder in custody, sheriff says


SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A suspect in a Sullivan County murder investigation is in custody Friday afternoon, according to Sheriff Jeff Cassidy.

Cassidy told News Channel 11 around 3:45 p.m. that Emmet Daniel Kimberlin, 33, was in custody.

A release from the sheriff’s office states he was found at a home in Kingsport just before 4 p.m..

“He is being charged with First Degree Murder and will be housed in the Sullivan County Jail,” the release states.

Cassidy said they were called to the scene in Kingsport around 10:20 a.m. Friday.

The body of the victim, who has not yet been identified, was found in the yard in front of a home in the 400 block of Hooven Street, according to Cassidy.


The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in a murder investigation, according to a release.

Investigators were informed of a murder that occurred Friday around 10 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of Hooven Street in Kingsport and identified Emmet Daniel Kimberlin, 33, of Kingsport, as a suspect.

The release states Kimberlin is believed to be traveling in a “late 1990’s model Honda CRV that is green in color.”

The victim in the murder investigation has not been identified as of Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding Kimberlin’s location is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 423-279-7330.

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