TBI adds another to top 10 most wanted list

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:59 PM

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s top 10 most wanted list, Rodney Jennings Jr., of Chattanooga.

Jennings, aka “Big Head,” is wanted by Chattanooga police and TBI agents. Currently, Chattanooga police charged Jennings with one count of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.

On Jan. 28, at about 6:44 p.m., Chattanooga police responded to a person shot call at 2753 6th Ave. Upon arrival, 25-year-old Raphael White, was taken by ambulance to Erlanger Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital.

Through routine investigative methods, Jennings, 27, was identified as a suspect in the homicide. The exact motive and circumstances of this incident are still under investigation.

Jennings, of Hamilton County, has a last known address of 3316 Delong St. in Chattanooga. He is described as an African-American man with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds.

Jennings has a criminal history of assault and vandalism.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rodney Jennings may call TBI at 800-824-3463. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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