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Police searching for escaped burglary suspect

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dyersburg Police are searching for Timothy Rucker after he escaped from officers on Thursday evening after being taken into custody by the DPD's Special Response Team. Rucker was one of four suspects that had to be removed from a house in the 300 block of Thomas Street after police responded to a burglary in progress call. Rucker was wearing a pair of handcuffs and black coveralls at the time of his escape. He is described at 6'2" tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. This photo from the Tennessee Dept. of Corrections is from him serving time for an aggravated assault charge in 2008.
Dyersburg Police are searching for a burglary suspect that escaped from them after the department's Special Response Team took him and three others into custody on Thursday evening.

According to police, officers responded to a burglary in progress call at a residence in the 300 block of Thomas Street on Thursday evening. The officers determined the alleged burglars were still inside when they arrived and a perimeter was set up around the house. Due to the possibility of weapons being involved, the DPD's Special Response Team was activated. The team, which is a composed of officers who have been trained in SWAT tactics, eventually made their way inside the house and took four suspects into custody.

The suspects: Timothy Rucker, 21, 1821 Whitney Young Avenue, Dyersburg, Tenn.; Trevian Reed, 20, 1604 Reed St., Dyersburg, Tenn.; Javarius Mann, 24, 1011 Fair St., Dyersburg, Tenn., and James Simonton, 23, 718 Lenox Ave., Apt. #2, Waukegan, Ill., were all taken onto custody and handcuffed.

As the suspects were waiting to be taken to the Dyer County Jail, Rucker bolted from the scene with handcuffs still on him. He is still at large and police are asking for anyone that knows his whereabouts to contact them. Rucker, whose street name is "Lil' Tim", is described as 6'2" tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He was wearing black coveralls at the time of his escape.

Rucker was out of prison on parole for aggravated assault from an incident that occurred in Future City in 2008, when he reportedly shot a Dyersburg man during a drug deal. Rucker, who was 17-years-old at the time, was tried as an adult for attempted first-degree premeditated murder and eventually sentenced for aggravated assault. Prior to the shooting in 2008, Rucker had been charged with eight thefts, an assault, an aggravated assault, at least four felonies and a smattering of misdemeanors, including resisting arrest and five counts of violating his house arrest in the last few years.

"We are asking anyone in the community with information on Rucker to come forward and help us find this guy," said DPD Lt. Billy Williams.

The suspects are all charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism. Once he is captured, Rucker is facing an additional charge of escape. The remaining suspects appeared in Dyersburg City Court and received bonds.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Rucker contact the Dyer County Crime Stoppers at 731-285-TIPS, or the Dyersburg Police Department at 731-285-1212.


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they need to shoot this trash in the head when they find him. why should society continue to be plagued with this trash, or for that much keep his sorry butt in prison and burden the taxpayers with his dental, medical, grocery,housing,and all the other expenses it takes to keep this trash around. he's had way too many chances already.it's time to rid our nation of trash like this and clean out our prisons saving billions and restoring our economy. not to mention the illegitimate children he sires being raised the same way he was resulting in more trash to take out later.

-- Posted by backwoodsborn on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 7:08 PM

WHAT? Bolted from the scene with a swat team on point and no one chased him. Are the men in blue so out of shape(no yearly physical required for the fatties). How about some PT tests Commander? The chase might have been easier with leg irons on that matched the cuffs on his wrists, still would not have caught him. Known as "Rabbit" on the street. Can the blues match the firemen who seem more in shape? Still wonder about the $199,000 spent on the golf course cart paths

with taxes on increase.How about it mayor,worth it?

-- Posted by hairless on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 7:22 PM

Ur Dead on point hairless..... DPD needs to be ashamed.... Just go look in Garden Heights of McIver..... u will find him... And arrest one of them worthless girls thats hiding him out....

-- Posted by DMASE on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 12:05 AM

You are so right "backwoodsborn". The solution to dealing with this human garbage is extermination like the cockroaches they are.

-- Posted by Mister-D on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 3:15 AM

Bad to the Bone & still commiting crimes!Evil punk!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 8:49 AM

Four Punks in one house !Cowards& evil don;t mix!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 8:52 AM

LMAO, dear God, the elite, the best of the best, our very own swat team, and a suspect, IN HANDCUFFS no less, is able to run away from them. How sad. People, protect yourself and your family, do NOT count on the police to do it. When seconds count, they are always minutes away. Dyersburgs finest on display here folks, hahahahahahahahah.

-- Posted by liveshere on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 10:00 AM

It doesn't matter, because of pathetic legal system will give him a couple months in jail and then back on the streets! What happened to 3 strikes?

-- Posted by christmasbooyans on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 5:25 PM

Follow the trail of Skittles.

-- Posted by A Touch of Reality on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 7:12 PM

These silly aka these thugs use are so lame! Back in the old gangster days we had guys nicknamed "Mugsy" , "Machine Gun Kelley", "The Ant", "The Mad Hatter", "Baby Face", "Nicky Nails", "Dapper Don" and "The Chicken Man".

Now we have morons with "lil" before their name. "lil" describes their brain size!

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 7:38 PM

this is an amazing story. the swat team can't keep a prisoner after arresting him? he outruns the swat team while handcuffed???

this story also tells another story. this person, 'lil tim rucker' was charged with attempted 1st degree murder, and gets off with an apparent plea bargin down to aggravated assault. was this a plea bargin (and bargin it certainly was)or did he face a jury on that charge?? there's more to this story than we're being told!

our answer to all the crime in this area isn't a fault of the court system, it's because we have a district attorney that isn't interested in putting dangerous people in jail. he'd have to prove that behavior in court. something that he apparently is incapable of doing!!

-- Posted by closerlook on Sun, Dec 30, 2012, at 9:28 AM

The sad thing here is #1 He pleaded from 1st degree premeditated murder meaning he went with intent to kill and it was pleaded down to aggravated assault AT 17 years old with countless other offenses, #2 He never should have been released from prison so soon, he was out on parole anyway. #3 He got away, I'm not going there, but trust me, he is somewhere local around here. Also, the others went to court and were given bonds which means they are probably out. People are getting really tired of these breaking and entering crimes and it's only a matter of time before someone gets popped going into someone's house. The homeowner was at out and thankfully the alarm went off and they were able to catch them in progess. Courts need to keep these people who keep committing these crimes over and over again in jail and quit letting them off.

-- Posted by titans2 on Tue, Jan 1, 2013, at 12:15 PM

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