NEW REWARD FOR COLD CASE HOMICIDES
December 02, 2021

ON NOVEMBER 15, 2021 THE CLARKSVILLE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS BOARD VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO INCREASE THE CASH REWARD AMOUNT FOR ALL CLARKSVILLE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COLD CASE HOMICIDES FROM up to $1,000 TO up to $5,000 EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2021.

THE HOMICIDES MUST HAVE OCCURRED IN 2018 OR BEFORE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE up to $5,000 REWARD

INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST LEAD TO THE ARREST AND/OR CONVICTION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CRIME

BELOW ARE THE CURRENT CASES THAT QUALIFY FOR THE up to $5,000 CASH REWARD.
 
  • GARY WAGGONER - AUGUST 17, 1991

  • JERRY COPE - JANUARY 14, 1992

  • HOWARD BATIE - JANUARY 11, 1995

  • AARON WALKER - SEPTEMBER 26, 1995

  • AZURIA JOHNSON - JANUARY 6, 1996

  • FELICIA CARSON - JANUARY 11, 1996

  • DIANA NIX - MAY 3, 1996

  • TERRY HOSKINS - SEPTEMBER 28, 1996

  • JACQUELINE SIMS - MARCH 18, 1998

  • SCOTT LEE DUPREE - DECEMBER 31, 2001

  • VICTORIA OCHOA - AUGUST 15, 2005

  • EDWIN MATHURIN - SEPTEMBER 2, 2006

  • DORRIS CLINARD - JULY 27, 2007

  • GEORGE DYESS - JANUARY 8, 2009

  • STEVEN EVERETT DAVIES - JULY 20, 2010

  • DENNIS FREEMAN - DECEMBER 5, 2011

  • JAMES STACKER - APRIL 25, 2012

  • VINCENT PARDUE - MARCH 23, 2015

  • JAMES BROWN - JANUARY 4, 2016

  • DARIUS WALTON - JUNE 12, 2016

  • RAYQUAN HUDSON - NOVEMBER 20, 2017

  • CAROL BOWMAN - MAY 27, 2019

https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/clarksville/clarksville-crime-stoppers-offering-up-to-5k-for-tips-in-cold-cases/

 
 
 


Liburn Evitts
July 09, 2020

STATUS: OPEN

 

On July 10, 2020 Police in Clarksville were looking for a car in connection with a death of a pedestrian late the evening of July 9, 2020. 

Police said 77-year-old Lilburn L. Evitts, of Clarksville, died in what investigators are calling a "pedestrian fatality."

Police said Evitts was killed near Providence Boulevard and Plum Street.  

On Monday, police said they are looking for a four-door car with damage to the front passenger side headlight area. Investigators said they believe the car could be a 2016, 2017, or 2018 Nissan Altima. 

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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NASHVILLE (WSMV) - "Devastating. Hurt," Barbara Short said. "Destroyed. I mean, why would somebody run off after hitting someone like that?... What if that was their parent laying there?"

Short's father, Liburn Evitts, was 77 years old when he was struck by a car on News Providence Road and left to die. "He was a walker," his daughter-in-law, Nicole Leyva explained. "He walked New Providence downtown. People knew him by walking around town collecting golf balls."

Police said Evitts was hit by a four-door sedan just after 11:00 p.m on July 9. Surveillance video isn't clear enough to make out an exact model. "Accidents happen, you know, things like that happen," Leyva said, "but you stop and call 911. You stop and offer help." Police estimate Evitts was left on the side of the road 45 minutes before someone called for help.

"He may be, possibly could’ve e been saved," Short said. "He never did anything to anybody to deserve nothing [sic] like this. Never."

Investigators said it will take witnesses coming forward to solve this case. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest. Tips can be made anonymously. 

"Just come forth," Short pleaded. "We know it was an accident, but now you’ve made it more of an accident by leaving the scene of an accident. If you could just come forth and tell what you did."

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After nearly three months without answers, a Clarksville family is pleading for answers in the hit and run that killed their father

Kieara Johnson
October 08, 2019

 

On October 08, 2019, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the area of 1140 Main Street. When officers arrived they located a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue in the driveway of 1140 Main Street that had been shot multiple times. Inside that vehicle was Kieara JOHNSON who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
 
If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.


Anthony Richardson
October 06, 2019

 

On October 6, 2019 officers responded to 706 Britton Springs Road and found a black male victim lying on the ground near the residence with an apparent gunshot wound and a laceration to his head.  The victim was later identified as Antony RICHARDSON.
 
If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.


Carol Bowman
May 27, 2019

 

On May 27th, 2019 a police officer responded to a welfare check at 102 Church Court. Upon making entry officers and EMS located a BOWMAN on the couch with obvious head trauma. The investigation revealed that BOWMAN’s cell phone as well as some of her prescription medications were missing from the residence.

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $5000.00 for information leading to an arrest.  All tipsters remain anonymous.



Tavon Wilson
January 08, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
 

UPDATE - ARREST MADE 06/14/2022

Grand Jury Indictment for 2018 Homicide Case

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. – Detectives with the Clarksville Police Department's Special Operations Homicide Unit have made an arrest in the 2018 murder of Tavon Wilson.  On January 7th, 2018 around 10:44 am, officers with the Clarksville Police Department responded to 119 Bennett Drive, Apartment C to conduct a welfare check.  When they arrived they found 23-year-old Tavon Wilson deceased inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds.   

 

Detectives continued to work on this case and evidence was presented to the Montgomery County Grand Jury earlier this month.  An indictment was issued for 26-year-old Devante Ladavid Ruffin and he was taken into custody yesterday afternoon when he appeared in the general sessions court on unrelated charges.  Ruffin was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and his charges include 1st Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm during a Dangerous Felony, and Aggravated Burglary, his bond has been set at $200,000.  This is still an ongoing investigation.  

Anyone with information or additional video footage is asked to please contact Detective Carlton, 931-648-0656, ext. 5172.  TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD call the Clarksville Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Tipsline 931-645-8477, or go online and submit a tip at P3tips.com/591.

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Clarksville police are investigating a homicide that occurred on the morning of Sunday, January 8, 2018, at an apartment at 119 Bennett Drive. 

Officers responded to a shooting at the location around 10:45 a.m. When they arrived they found 23-year-old Tavon Wilson of Clarksville dead from a gunshot wound. No one else was inside the apartment at the time.

The case is being investigated as a homicide. The crime scene was processed and detectives are following leads, but are not currently looking for a specific person.  

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $5000.00 for information leading to an arrest.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Montgomery County.

According to the Clarksville Police Department, the shooting happened inside an apartment on Bennett Drive around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Officers found the victim, 23-year-old Tavon Wilson, alone inside the apartment.

According to police, detectives are following leads but are not looking for a specific person in connection with the crime.

Police said they do not believe the public is in danger.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the police at 931-648-0656, ext. 5133, or the tip line at 931-645-8477. Tips can also be submitted anonymously at P3tips.com/591.

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Police identify victim of fatal shooting on Bennett Drive

Rayquan Hudson
November 20, 2017

STATUS: OPEN

 

On November 20, 2017, at 4:13 pm Clarksville Police responded to a 911 call and located Rayquan Hudson (28) suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Tennova Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. 

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $5000.00 for information leading to an arrest.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Nov 20, 2017 and last updated 11:21 AM, Nov 21, 2017.

Police have identified the 28-year-old man who died after being shot at a Clarksville home. 

The incident was reported Monday just after 4 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of Mitchell Street. 

Police said Rayquan Hudson was found on his porch with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

He was taken to Tennova Medical Center, where he later died.

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Police ID Clarksville Homicide Victim

Darius Walton
June 12, 2016

STATUS: OPEN

 

One person was killed and another injured in a shooting outside a Clarksville apartment complex early on June 12, 2016.

It happened at Hunter Hills Apartments on Jack Miller Boulevard around 12:45 a.m.

Clarksville police said 20-year-old Darius Walton was found dead at the scene and Jordan Choate, 18, was injured in the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation.

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $5000.00 for information leading to an arrest.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 25, 2016 and last updated 11:05 PM, Sep 25, 2016

Two parents have been searching for answers after their son was gunned down in Clarksville nearly fourth months ago. 

Officials with the Clarksville Police Department said 20-year-old Darius Walton was shot and killed outside an apartment complex on Jack Miller Boulevard. 

Authorities have not released further information into the possible motive of his death. 

Darius's parents have been concerned that the investigation will turn into a cold case following weeks of little to no information. 

"We still don't know what happened that night, we don't even know whose place he was at," Rufus Walton, Darius' father told NewsChannel 5. 

Darius's mother, Lillian Santiago, discovered through his autopsy that he was shot 12 times. An 18-year-old with him at the time was also shot several times but survived. 

"For many shots at an apartment complex, someone must have heard or seen something," Santiago said. "There's something going on but nobody is talking."

Darius was jailed for three months several weeks prior to his murder and faced drug, burglary, and theft charges. 

His parents said he was not the perfect son but was on the track to getting his life back together. Despite his past, Darius's parents said they believe that shouldn't be an excuse as to why their son was killed. 

"He did mess up in life and got caught up in the streets, but he still had a good heart," Santiago added. "That person didn't just shoot him once, he shot him 12 times!"

The family has set up a small memorial with Darius's pictures at his mother's house. 

His parents have been urging anyone with information to speak up. 

At last check, his death was an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information has been urged to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (931-645-8477).

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One dead, another wounded in shooting on Jack Miller Blvd.

James Brown
January 04, 2016

STATUS: OPEN

 

On January 04, 2016, the Clarksville Police Department responded to 831 Isaac Drive and located James Brown (26) deceased in his residence from an apparent gunshot wound.

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $5000.00 for information leading to an arrest.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Just four days into the new year, Clarksville had its first homicide Monday night.

Just before 8 p.m., Clarksville police were called to a shooting at a home in the 800 block of Isaac Drive, according to a CPD news release.

They found 26-year-old James Brown (aka J.L. Bey), of Clarksville, who died at the scene.

The circumstances around the shooting were not released.

Police had no suspects late Monday night, according to the news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Ulrey at 931-648-0656, ext. 5483 or the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).

This story will be updated Tuesday as more information becomes available.

Reach reporter Stephanie Ingersoll at 931-245-0267 and on Twitter@StephLeaf. 

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Victim ID'd in first fatal Clarksville shooting of 2016

Vincent Pardue
March 23, 2015

STATUS: OPEN

 

On March 23, 2015, the Clarksville Police Department responded to 919 Carpenter Street in reference to a drive-by shooting. Multiple individuals were injured during the incident. Vincent Pardue (27) died as a result of his injuries.

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $5000.00 for information leading to an arrest.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – One man was killed and four others injured Monday night in a drive-by shooting while they were cooking out in the 900 block of Carpenter Street.

Clarksville Police were called to the home just before 9 p.m. to discover five shooting victims, according to police spokeswoman Officer Natalie Hall.

On Tuesday, police put out an alert for three black males seen leaving the area in a Kia Soul with a Tennessee tag R0393D.

The victims were Vincent Pardue, 27, Tony Greene Jr., 28, Quinton Fentress, 27, Timothy Russell, 31, and Dajuan Dowlen, 23.

Pardue died of his injuries, Hall said.

Greene and Fentress were taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment. Their conditions were not available Tuesday.

Russell and Dowlen were taken to Gateway Medical Center. Both were treated and released, said hospital spokeswoman Benita Martin.

Friends said Pardue was a father and was just married over Christmas, according to Leaf-Chronicle news partner WSMV-Channel 4 in Nashville. Neighbors joined in prayer or an embrace on Tuesday as they grieved for him.

Leaf-Chronicle records indicate Pardue was a wide receiver for Clarksville High, Class of 2007. Dowlen was a running back for CHS, graduating in 2009.

This is an ongoing investigation, and police urge anyone with information about this case or the location of the vehicle to call Detective Michael Ulrey at 931-648-0656, ext. 5483, or the TIPS line at 931-645-TIPS (8477).

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1 dead, 4 injured in drive-by shooting

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