Warrants out for Kingsport man on kidnapping, robbery charges

Christion "Blake" Rhodes, 20, failed to appear in Criminal Court after posting bond. He is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and robbery following a May 2016 incident at Kingsport's Hog Wild Saloon. (KPD)

A man accused of holding victims against their will and robbing them outside a Kingsport nightspot nearly two years ago is being sought after skipping a court appearance.

Police said Christion "Blake" Rhodes, 20, had charges of aggravated kidnapping and robbery bound over to a Sullivan County grand jury but the suspect, who posted bond, did not appear and now has active warrants out for his arrest, according to a report issued Monday by the Kingsport Police Department.

Investigators said Rhodes and two other men attacked the victims outside the Hog Wild Saloon on May 8, 2016. One of those victims received serious head injuries after being held down in the parking lot, the report said.

Rhodes' last known address is 209 Moreland Drive. He is a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call (423) 229-9429 or tips can be submitted anonymously by clicking here.

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