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Tennessee fugitives arrested in Alcorn County

Rodney Wilson (left) and Shelby Potts are both from Paris, Tennessee. | Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Sheriff's deputies in Alcorn County located the two fugitives early Friday morning.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 11:21 AM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - Alcorn County sheriff’s deputies located and arrested two Tennessee fugitives.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), police in Paris, Tennessee, wanted Rodney Wilson for attempted second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and three counts of reckless endangerment.

TBI also said Wilson was believed to be traveling with Shelby Potts.

Paris Police wanted her on a related count of accessory after the fact.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said deputies received a report on Thursday that Wilson and Potts were possibly in the north Mississippi county.

The sheriff said deputies received a report early Friday morning that the two fugitives were in the industrial park area off South Fulton Drive.

The deputies responded and arrested Wilson and Potts.

Wilson, 24, and Potts, 20, both of Paris, Tennessee, were taken to the Alcorn County jail to await the return to authorities in Tennessee.

Paris, Tennessee, is located near the Kentucky state line

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