Suspect eludes capture for 2nd day in Marion County, Tenn., manhunt [photos]

UPDATE: Our news partner WRCB reports that Whitwell elementary, middle and high schools will be closed Wednesday because of the robbery suspect search.


Authorities in Marion County, Tenn., called off for the evening an ongoing manhunt on Tuesday after a robbery suspect on the loose near Whitwell eluded capture for a second day.

Suspect DeWayne Half-acre has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list and is thought to be armed and dangerous.

“We’ve done everything I know to do and just haven’t found him yet,” Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett said Tuesday night.

Timothy Howell, 51, of Madison, Tenn., was taken into custody on Monday while Halfacre, the man police said is his partner, remained at large, prompting the massive manhunt in the area between Whitwell and Powells Crossroads in eastern Marion County.

The road was shut down most of the day as Marion County officers, SWAT teams, TBI

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