Sunday Morning Murder--Searching Area Rutherford-Wilson County Line

Apr 04, 2022 at 07:00 am by WGNS

Murder believed to have occurred along Couchville Pike

(Rutherford County / Wilson County) - UPDATE - On Monday, the search continues for a homicide suspect in the death of a 35-year-old man.   

State and local law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect wanted in the homicide of a man at about 6 AM on Sunday morning (04/03/2022). The murder took place on Couchville Pike near the Wilson County line, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male wearing blue jeans and boots. He stands about 6 feet tall. Authorities say the man may be armed.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Steve Craig said the suspect was dropped off in the area of Couchville Pike near Interstate 840 in Wilson County.

Investigators say the man who was killed was 35-years of age and Detective Craig said, “This is an isolated domestic-related murder.”

On Sunday morning and into Sunday afternoon, detectives processed the crime scene, gathered information and interviewed witnesses. The Tennessee Highway searched by helicopter, Sheriff’s Deputies used K9s and drones on land. Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputies aided in the search just past the Rutherford County line

Law Enforcement is continuing their search efforts today (MONDAY).

If you think you have any information that could help authorities find the suspect in this this case, you are asked to immediately call the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 615-898-7770 or the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412.

Authorities warn for your safety, please do not approach the suspect if you believe that you see him.

Scroll down for original story released on Sunday (04/03/2022)…

Suspect on the run – Continued… Released on Sunday (04/03/2022)

(Rutherford-Wilson County line)  State and local law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect wanted in the homicide of a man about 6:00 o'clock Sunday morning on Couchville Pike near the Wilson County line. Officials are especially concerned for residents in the Vesta Road, Couchville Pike and McCrary Road areas.     

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Steve Craig said the suspect was dropped off in the area of Couchville Pike near Interstate 840 in Wilson County. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man wearing blue jeans and boots. He is about 6 feet tall. He may have a firearm. 

Investigators are gathering information about the death of the 35-year-old man.

“This is an isolated domestic-related murder,” Craig said.

Detectives were processing the crime scene, gathering information and interviewing witnesses.

The Wilson County Sheriffs Office noted, "We are assisting Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in searching for a suspect on foot that is armed and dangerous."

Tennessee Highway Patrol is searching by helicopter, the Sheriff’s Office deputies and K9s are running tracks and drones and Wilson and Rutherford County deputies are looking for the suspect through patrols.

People who have information are asked to immediately call Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 615-898-7770 or Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412.

Please do not approach the suspect for your safety.

Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

DISCLAIMER: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The arrest records or information about an arrest that are published or reported on NewsRadio WGNS and www.WGNSradio.com are not an indication of guilt or evidence that an actual crime has been committed.

 

Sections: News