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TBI captures Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:42 PM

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive, Rodney Jennings Jr. of Chattanooga, was captured last night. He was added to the fugitive list 30 days ago.

Rodney Jennings Jr. aka “Big Head” was wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Currently, Chattanooga Police have charged Jennings with one count of First Degree Murder and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Jennings was located at an apartment complex on Oak Bark Lane in Memphis. He was taken into custody without incident by members of the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force. He is currently in the Shelby County Jail awaiting extradition.

On Jan. 28, 2014, at approximately 6:44 in the evening, Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call at 2753 6th Avenue. Upon arrival, a male victim, 25 year old Raphael White, was transported by ambulance to Erlanger Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital. Through routine investigative methods, 27-year-old Rodney Jennings Jr. was identified as the suspect in this homicide. The exact motive and circumstances of this incident are still under investigation.

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