Rutherford County man added to TBI most wanted list

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 7:01 PM

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added Edward William Tarras, Jr. of La Vergne, to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list.


Tarras is wanted by the Smyrna Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after failing to appear in court last Friday, where he faced almost two dozen sex-related charges. Tarras, 39, has been indicted by a Rutherford County Grand jury on 19 counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of rape and two counts of sexual battery. When he failed to show up for court, a capias was issued for his arrest.


Tarras is described as a caucasian male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tarras is urged to call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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