Motorcyclist shot, killed in Cross Plains; search underway for suspect

Posted at 9:42 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 10:42:56-04

CROSS PLAINS, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Authorities have asked the public’s help in locating a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a motorcyclist in Robertson County.

The incident was reported at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of East Robertson Road and Friendship Road in Cross Plains.

Robertson County Sheriff’s officials said 42-year-old Brandon Rettich was fatally wounded and had already died when deputies got to the scene.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Marquis Waller, fled in a yellow Ford Mustang. Warrants, charging him with criminal homicide, have been obtained in the case.

The shooting remains under investigation; however, officials said the incident was not random and stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two.

Investigators said Waller, of Nashville, is a black male, weighs 245 pounds and is 6’1” tall. He was last seen in a yellow Mustang with a black strip and minor to moderate front end damage.

Anyone with information should call the tip line for the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-382-6600 or Central Dispatch at 615-384-4911.