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3 charged after MeadowView robbery, shooting

MATTHEW LANE, Kingsport Times News • Updated Jun 9, 2019 at 11:51 AM

KINGSPORT — Kingsport Police have identified three suspects in connection to the shooting incident that took place at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Saturday night.

Authorities further say the shooting was a drug-related crime and initiated by a robbery attempt that took place inside the hotel portion of the facility, and that it was not a random act of violence. The victim has been treated and released from a local hospital.

According to a press release from the Kingsport Police Department, three suspects have been charged in the incident:

- Matthew Phillips: aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and attempted second degree murder.

- Deonte Bristol: aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, attempted aggravated robbery and accessory after the fact to attempted second degree murder.

- Brittany Stafford: accessory after the fact to attempted second degree murder.

Our partners at the Kingsport Times News are following this story with more details.

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