Safety alert in southwest portion of Wilson County

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Apr 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-03 17:17:38-04

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Citizens in the southwest portion of Wilson County are warned against a man on foot that is armed and dangerous.

Wilson County sheriffs are assisting the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in locating the man, described as approximately six feet tall, wearing blue jeans and boots.

He is wanted for the homicide of a 35-year-old man at about 6 on Sunday morning on Couchville Pike, near the Wilson County line, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff supervisor.

The warning to be on the lookout is especially extended to residents in the Vesta Road, Couchville Pike and McCrary Road areas because according to Detective Sgt. Steve Craig, the man was dropped off in the area of Couchville Pike near Interstate 840.

Craig also said that this was an isolated, domestic-related murder.

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

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 out through patrols.

The sheriffs warn that if a resident sees a person matching this description, do not approach him or answer the door. Contact the Wilson County Sheriff's Office immediately at 615-444-1412 or the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office at 615-898-7770.