A Paris resident wanted on an attempted murder charge has been named to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List.
Rodney Eugene Wilson, 24, was added to the most wanted list Thursday afternoon. According to the TBI, he is wanted on one count of attempted second degree murder, three counts of reckless endangerment, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.
According to the initial report at the Paris Police Department, Wilson is accused of firing several shots at a car during an incident Monday on Chickasaw Road.
PPD Patrolman David Beauvais stated about 10:30 a.m. Monday, witnesses on East Wood Street reported hearing five shots fired from the area of Chickasaw Road.
They then saw a black male, later identified as Wilson, run up from a treeline. He then crouched down and appeared to hide something.
A .22-caliber Phoenix semi-automatic handgun was found during a subsequent search by officers. The gun had been reported stolen in August.
After further investigation, officers learned that Wilson had been staying at a nearby home when he became involved in confrontation with another man.
The man then got into a car and left the scene. As the car drove away, Wilson allegedly fired multiple shots at the car, hitting it once on the right side behind the rear passenger door.
Two .22-caliber shell casings were found in front of the home.
Wilson is described as a black male, 6 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing about 210 pounds.
He should be considered armed and dangerous. Paris Police Capt. Ricky Watson said Thursday Wilson is believed to be traveling in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV.
Anyone with information about Wilson’s whereabouts should call Watson at 642-2424, or TBI Special Agent Joseph Hudgins at 1-800-TBI-FIND.