NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Nashville Police Division is constant to search for a variety of needed fugitives, together with a number of folks accused of murder, homicide or tried murder.
The police division maintains an inventory of its “Prime 10 Most Needed” fugitives, which is up to date each Wednesday on the Prison Warrants Division Fb web page. Based on officers, the folks featured on the listing are sometimes thought of to be a few of the metropolis’s “most violent” offenders.
Of the suspects on this week’s listing, greater than half are needed on murder, tried murder or homicide expenses, with some instances courting again greater than a 12 months in the past. The remainder of Nashville’s “Most Needed” suspects are accused of crimes corresponding to rape, youngster endangerment and aggravated assault.
Police mentioned one girl was driving on the mistaken aspect of I-40 together with her youngster in her automobile when she crashed right into a van head-on. Whereas the seek for these suspects continues, the “Most Needed” listing has aided police in a number of arrests.
Earlier this week, South Precinct detectives tracked down Elmer Vargas, who was needed on over three dozen warrants associated to a string of equipment thefts. He had repeatedly appeared on the listing for a couple of month earlier than his arrest.
In complete, not less than 82 individuals who have appeared on the listing have been taken into custody because the program was first launched in October 2022. Based on authorities, suggestions from the general public have been key in lots of instances, stacking as much as an almost 70% arrest charge amongst “Most Needed” fugitives.
Beneath is an inventory of the suspects who made the police division’s “Prime 10 Most Needed” listing the week of Jan. 17.
1. Lagarrion L. Blacksmith
At primary, Lagarrion Blacksmith, 34, is taken into account this week’s “Prime Most Needed” fugitive, in accordance with the MNPD. He was added to the listing on Nov. 29 after police have been reportedly in a position to join him to a lethal capturing that passed off outdoors a Dickerson Pike bar earlier this 12 months.
Officers mentioned they discovered 35-year-old Chancellor Eddins mendacity on the bottom simply outdoors of Trvth Lounge on Feb. 18. He had reportedly been shot and later died on the scene. One other man who had additionally been hit by the gunfire was in a position to give officers an account of what occurred.
Based on police, the injured man advised them he and Eddins had gotten into an argument with the suspect inside the bar. Then, photographs have been fired as they left the situation. On the time, the identification of the alleged shooter was unclear.
Months later, investigators introduced Blacksmith had been recognized as a suspect. On Nov. 22, officers mentioned arrest warrants had been issued towards Blacksmith for legal murder, tried murder, and felon in possession of a handgun.
Nonetheless, efforts to find him have reportedly been unsuccessful. Anybody with data on his whereabouts is requested to contact the MNPD at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
2. Raceme Crutcher
Officers mentioned the capturing occurred on the Fallbrook Residences on Dellway Villa Highway. Etabo Malanda, 16, was reportedly standing on the porch of an condo when two armed people got here from across the nook and confronted him.
Malanda allegedly tried to drag out a pistol that was inside his hoodie, however he was shot. Police mentioned he died shortly after he was taken to Vanderbilt College Medical Middle.
Based on investigators, 4 weapons have been recovered from the condo, together with one which was reported stolen. Crutcher and 17-year-old Jaylin Brown have been reportedly linked to the crime by witness accounts.
Investigators additionally obtained surveillance footage and extra data from group members that they mentioned pointed to Crutcher and Brown as suspects within the case. Officers imagine the motive might have been an ongoing dispute between the suspects and Malanda.
Brown was taken into custody on Aug. 31 after police reportedly caught him driving a stolen automobile. Nonetheless, authorities mentioned Crutcher continues to be on the run. He was added to the “Most Needed” listing on Nov. 15. His final location is unknown.
3. De’Tynn Q. Smith
De’Tynn Smith, 20, has commonly appeared on the “Most Needed” listing since March 8.
He’s believed to be the third and closing suspect within the April 2022 homicide of 39-year-old Tywane Miller. The incident occurred within the parking zone of a 7-Eleven fuel station close to the intersection of Maxwell and Gallatin Avenues.
Preliminary studies from police indicated that Miller was shot and killed by not less than one one that received out of a white Ford Flex. Miller died on the scene and a passenger in his automobile suffered non-life-threatening accidents.
After the capturing, an officer reportedly noticed the Flex on Shelby Avenue at I-24. The officer pursued the car because it sped off, however ultimately ended the pursuit due to the potential hazard to different drivers.
The Flex then received onto I-40 and hit the middle retaining wall and 4 different vehicles earlier than coming to a cease on the interstate between Fesslers Lane and Elm Hill Pike.
Three occupants, together with one believed to be De’Tynn, then received out of the Flex and carjacked a 35-year-old Nashville man who was driving a 2013 Subaru Forester SUV, in accordance with police. The Subaru was later discovered deserted in a Bordeaux neighborhood.
On March 1, MNPD detectives arrested one of many suspects, Deshawn L. Smith, 31, on a first-degree homicide and aggravated theft indictment. One other suspect, Michael Clay, 31, was charged final September.
De’Tynn is needed on a grand jury indictment charging him with first-degree homicide, tried first-degree homicide, aggravated theft and possession of a gun through the fee of a felony, in accordance with the MNPD. His final location is unknown.
4. Kejuan Jordan-Cole
Kejuan Jordan-Cole, 21, is believed to be one in every of seven suspects concerned in one other lethal capturing on the Fourth of July, in accordance with officers.
Investigators mentioned the sufferer, 27-year-old Christopher L. Harris, was discovered with a number of gunshot wounds inside his car on Buena Vista Pike. Witnesses advised police a bunch of younger males approached Harris and round seven of them opened fireplace.
Harris was reportedly struck by the gunfire whereas standing subsequent to his car. Officers advised Information 2 as many as 100 rounds might have been fired through the incident.
The suspects — one in every of whom seemed to be capturing a rifle — left the scene in three separate automobiles, officers reported. For the reason that capturing, authorities have arrested and charged 16-year-old Jaden Wright, 17-year-old Erion Nesbitt, 16-year-old Kentrell Baugh and 23-year-old Deandre Jordan.
Nonetheless, police mentioned Jordan-Cole, who was recognized as a suspect on Aug. 16, continues to be on the run. The costs towards him embody legal murder and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon.
He was added to the listing on Dec. 13. Officers mentioned his final location is unknown.
5. Michael A. Yarlett
Michael Yarlett, 28, is needed on three counts of aided and abetted rape, in accordance with the Metro Nashville Police Division. Courtroom paperwork point out he’s one in every of two suspects within the incident, which occurred greater than a 12 months in the past in September.
Yarlett was added to the “Most Needed” listing on Nov. 22. His final location is unknown.
6. Terrance Boyd
Terrance Boyd, 43, is needed on an impressive warrant for statutory rape by an authority determine, in accordance with officers. He was added to the listing on Oct. 25. Police mentioned his final location is unknown.
7. Charles B. Scruggs
Charles Scruggs, 49, is needed for tried murder, felon in possession of a firearm and using a firearm with intent, in accordance with authorities. He was added to the listing final week. Police mentioned his final location is unknown.
8. Elaura R. Settles
Elaura Settles, 29, is needed on a number of excellent warrants for alleged violent crimes, police reported.
The costs embody tried murder, felon in possession of a handgun, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault with critical bodily damage and one other weapons offense.
Officers mentioned Settles, who was added to the listing on Jan. 3, was final seen within the Hermitage space.
9. Amber Fiddler
Amber Fiddler, 35, is needed by the MNPD on excellent warrants for 2 counts of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, reckless endangerment with a weapon and felon in possession of a weapon.
She first appeared on the “Most Needed” listing on Aug. 23. Her final location is unknown.
10. Taylor G. Lipert
Taylor Lipert, 25, is needed on a number of excellent warrants stemming from a Nov. 13 crash wherein officers mentioned Lipert was driving on the mistaken aspect of Interstate 40 together with her youngster in her automobile.
The crash occurred simply after 7 a.m. within the eastbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 221 close to exit 221A, which is the Hermitage exit. Based on Metro police, Lipert was driving her Mitsubishi Eclipse west within the eastbound lanes for about one mile earlier than she crashed right into a van head-on.
The driving force of the van, Lipert and her 3-year-old youngster all sustained accidents from the crash.
Detectives imagine Lipert received onto the interstate from the 221A exit ramp, the place a number of indicators that learn “Do Not Enter” and “Incorrect Means” are posted. Lipert reportedly advised officers she is new to Nashville, doesn’t know the realm and is an inexperienced driver.
Police mentioned she didn’t present any indicators of impairment on the scene. The costs towards her embody aggravated youngster endangerment and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon. Officers mentioned her final location is unknown.
Anybody with data on any of the suspects listed is requested to contact the MNPD at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.