NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man accused of inciting a riot and reckless endangerment is the newest addition to the Metro Nashville Police Department’s list of “Top 10 Most Wanted” fugitives.
The list is updated every Wednesday on the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Criminal Warrants Division Facebook page. According to authorities, the suspects on the list are considered the “most wanted” and often “most violent” offenders from each police precinct.
Many of the people on the list are charged with offenses such as murder, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, sex crimes and crimes against children. Of the suspects on this week’s list, half are wanted on homicide or murder charges.
Several are also reoccurring faces who police have been trying to find for months, or in some cases, years. The newest addition reportedly has a lengthy criminal history related to street racing activities dating back to February 2022.
However, tips from the public have aided detectives in ending several manhunts. During a June 29 interview, MNPD Capt. Billy Morris, who oversees the Criminal Warrants Division, said 90% of tips regarding most wanted suspects have led to an arrest.
At least 68 suspects have been arrested since the police department began publishing the list on Oct. 19, 2022. Below is a list of the suspects who made Nashville’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list the week of Aug. 9.
1. Chadwick Wells
At number one, Chadwick Wells, 24, is considered this week’s “Top Most Wanted” fugitive, according to the MNPD. He has continuously appeared at the top of the list for over a month.
Police said Wells and his two brothers are believed to be responsible for the deaths of two teens who were reportedly shot at a baseball field. All three brothers have been indicted on two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of felony first-degree murder.
Officers were called to the baseball field adjacent to 26th Avenue North and Salem Mason Drive around 8 p.m. on Jan. 16, where they reportedly found 19-year-old Michael Adams dead from a gunshot wound.
Authorities said it appeared that Adams was running away from someone when he was shot and collapsed in the yard. Police found a second victim, 14-year-old Cordarion Hall, on the baseball field with shell casings near him a short time later.
Hall was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where officials said he died a few days later. Authorities have not released a motive for the alleged murders. Wells and his brothers were last seen in North Nashville.
Police said one of the three brothers, 20-year-old Deshawn Wells, was arrested on July 18 after investigators received a tip that he was in the area of Buchanan Street and 18th Avenue North. He was taken into custody after a brief chase.
Anyone with information on the remaining two brothers’ whereabouts is asked to contact the MNPD at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
2. Keondre Wells
Keondre Wells, 21, and his two brothers have been indicted on two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of felony first-degree murder, according to the MNPD.
All three are believed to be responsible for the deaths of two teens who were reportedly shot at a baseball field on Jan. 16. As of July 18, police said two of them were still at large. The brothers were last seen in North Nashville.
3. Tyrone D. Walker
Tyrone Walker, 29, is named in a grand jury indictment charging him with first-degree murder for the August 2021 shooting death of Cecil Holmes Jr.
The 39-year-old was found dead in the Edgehill Homes parking lot on 11th Avenue South after being shot multiple times, according to authorities. The investigation into Holmes’s death reportedly led to the identification of Walker as the suspected gunman.
Police said Walker’s last location is unknown.
4. Perry D. Reed
Perry Reed, 23, is wanted on one count of premeditated first-degree murder, according to authorities. The charge stems from April 16, when police said Reed stopped by an apartment on Callywood Court and shot and killed 20-year-old Keylando Powers.
Authorities said the two men were having a casual conversation before Reed suddenly pulled out a pistol. Reed had reportedly lived at the apartment until a few months before the incident. The leaseholder had been letting Powers temporarily stay there in the meantime, police reported.
It’s unclear what the motive may have been in the alleged murder. Afterward, police said Reed fled the apartment and abandoned his Chevrolet Malibu at the I-24 Murfreesboro Pike exit after he reportedly drove around some construction barrels and ran off the road.
He then walked to the Lane Motor Museum on Murfreesboro Pike, where staff reported seeing a man who appeared to be in distress and would not answer questions. An ambulance was called and Reed was taken to Centennial Medical Center to be evaluated.
Detectives said they learned Reed was at the hospital after a BOLO was issued for his arrest in relation to the murder investigation. He was later taken to police headquarters, but reportedly refused to be interviewed.
Now, police are searching for his whereabouts again after Reed was indicted by a grand jury. His last location is unknown.
5. Christopher L. Hulka
Christopher Hulka, 47, has been indicted on one count of vehicular homicide and one count of driving with a suspended license, police reported. His last location is unknown.
6. Beeri Eluid Chica Gonzales
Beeri Eluid Chica Gonzales, 29, is wanted on charges of aggravated sexual battery of a victim under 13, two counts of rape of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to officials.
He has routinely been featured on the “Most Wanted” list for nearly eight months, with his first appearance on Dec. 21, 2022. Police said he was last seen in East Nashville.
7. Aliecia D. McKnight
Aliecia McKnight, 19, is wanted on a long list of charges related to a string of alleged vehicle burglaries that happened before sunrise on May 6 in Hermitage.
Police initially arrested McKnight after she was reportedly caught joyriding in a stolen Kia Sorento with three other people that same day.
However, after she bonded out of jail, investigators said they learned the Kia was stolen from the same area where several vehicle burglaries had been reported. Police said they found four guns that had been stolen out of cars in the Hermitage area inside the Kia Sorento.
While the driver of the stolen Kia Sorento was rearrested, authorities are still looking for McKnight. She is charged with 14 counts of vehicle burglary, four counts of theft of a firearm and nine counts of failure to appear. Police said her last location is unknown.
8. Thomas H. Beach
Thomas Beach, 37, is wanted on 10 outstanding warrants related to alleged domestic violence incidents, according to police. He first appeared on the list several months ago on March 23.
The charges against Beach include three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault by strangulation, four counts of domestic assault with fear of bodily injury, harassment and vandalism $1,000 or less.
Police said Beach is believed to have fired a pistol at a car containing his ex-girlfriend and her two children. His last location is unknown.
9. Tyler J. Cobb
Tyler Cobb, 22, is a new addition to the list this week. According to police, Cobb is wanted on outstanding warrants for inciting a riot and reckless endangerment committed with a weapon.
Court documents show Cobb has a lengthy criminal history related to street racing activities. In October 2022, Cobb was one of six people charged following a coordinated street racer enforcement initiative by MNPD officers and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers.
Authorities said Cobb was seen doing donuts while driving a U-Haul pickup truck in a parking lot on Corporate Drive. When an MNPD lieutenant tried to stop him with lights and sirens activated, Cobb fled in a manner that police said placed himself and other drivers in “significant danger.”
A THP helicopter followed Cobb until he was stopped by a trooper in Murfreesboro, his hometown. At the time, Cobb was also free on a $50,000 bond stemming from an arrest in February 2022 on two counts of aggravated assault.
He was alleged to have pointed a gun at two people who criticized a car meet Cobb was attending. After the incident in October, Cobb was arrested and charged by the THP for offenses in Rutherford County.
Now, Metro police are looking for Cobb again on charges stemming from the same period as the enforcement initiative. Police said his last location is unknown.
10. Matthew B. Severance
Matthew Severance, 40, is wanted on two outstanding warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Metro police reported. His last location is unknown.
Anyone with information on any of the suspects listed is asked to contact the MNPD at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.