Suspect added to state’s top 10 most wanted list

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 12:55 PM

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Svante Ebinare Hinton, of Knoxville, to the state’s top 10 most wanted list,.

Hinton is wanted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Hinton was charged with attempted second-degree murder from an incident that happened in Knox County in 2012.

On July 22, Hinton walked out of Knox County criminal court during his trial. He is also wanted for failure to appear for a charge of attempted first-degree murder and employing a firearm during a dangerous felony.

Hinton, 35, has a last known address of 1308 Maryland Ave. in Knoxville. He is described as an African-American man with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has a scar on his face and his right hand.

Hinton has a criminal history of burglary, assaulting a police officer and various traffic charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Svante Hinton is urged to call TBI at 800-TBI-FIND or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 865-215-2442. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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