TBI Adds Knoxville Man Wanted For 2nd-Degree Murder To State's 10 Most Wanted List

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Brandon Scott Donaldson
Brandon Scott Donaldson

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday added a Knoxville man wanted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list in an effort to locate him and take him into custody on charges related to the shooting incident that killed her.

Brandon Scott Donaldson, 22, last known address 3115 Marble Hill Blvd., is wanted by the Knoxville Police Department for one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.

Last Wednesday morning, Donaldson and his girlfriend, Marcia Crider, 19, were having a domestic argument at a residence on Porter Avenue when Ms.

Crider’s mother went to the home to help her daughter. As Ms. Crider and her mother were getting in a vehicle to leave the residence, Donaldson walked outside the house, pulled a gun and started shooting at the vehicle. Ms. Crider was hit by gunfire and died shortly after at a nearby hospital. 

An autopsy revealed Ms. Crider was 10-13 weeks pregnant when she died. 

The Knoxville Police Department obtained enough evidence in the shooting incident to get warrants for Donaldson.

Donaldson’s criminal history includes a drug charge involving cocaine. He received three years probation and is also wanted for violating that probation. Donaldson is described as a black male with black hair, brown eyes and also goes by “L” or “Brandon Diggs.” He is six feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. 

Donaldson is considered armed and dangerous and should be approached with extreme caution. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brandon Scott Donaldson is urged to call the TBI at 1 800 TBI-FIND (1 800 824-3463) or the Knoxville Police Department at 865 215-2442. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Brandon Scott Donaldson
Brandon Scott Donaldson

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