Accused Murderer Anton Rucker to be Returned to Middle Tennessee

Apr 04, 2024 at 11:24 am by WGNS News

Above photo released by Metro Police

An accused murderer who is presently jailed in Kentucky as a fugitive from Nashville, waived extradition Wednesday afternoon and will be returned to Middle Tennessee in the near future. 46-Year-old Anton Rucker, who is also facing outstanding charges in the Rutherford County Courts, was named in a criminal homicide arrest warrant filed by Metro Detectives.


Rucker is being charged with the fatal shooting of Allen Beachem this past Sunday. The 33-year-old was killed inside the Roasted restaurant on Garfield Street in Nashville. According to Metro Police, additional charges against Rucker for the non-critical wounding of six additional persons in the restaurant are expected as the criminal homicide case advances.

Metro Police and detectives assigned to the TITANS Unit (The Investigative Team Addressing Neighborhood Shootings), have been working around the clock to locate Rucker since Sunday evening. On Tuesday, TITANS detectives developed information strongly indicating that Rucker was at a residence in Princeton, Kentucky. Detectives traveled to Caldwell County, Kentucky and began working with a combination of law enforcement agencies that included the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, Princeton Police Department, U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, ATF and TBI. The collaboration resulted in Rucker being placed into custody by U.S. Marshal’s Task Force members as he came out of a residence in Princeton as ordered on Tuesday night.

Rucker has an extensive history with the criminal justice system. He is an ex-con who has aggravated assault convictions out of Davidson County. He was arrested last August in Rutherford County on charges of aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon. He was also arrested in Rutherford County last Halloween on felony drug charges. When charged with the murder of Beachem this week, he was out of jail on bond in relation to those cases.

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