Chattanooga Man Added To TBI's Most Wanted List; Jennings Sought For Murder Of Raphael White

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Rodney Jennings Jr.
Rodney Jennings Jr.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Rodney Jennings Jr. of Chattanooga.

Rodney "Big Head" Jennings Jr. is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Currently, Chattanooga Police have charged Jennings with one count of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.

On Jan. 28, at approximately 6:44 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call at 2753 6th Ave. Upon arrival, 25-year-old Raphael White was transported by ambulance to Erlanger Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital. Jennings was identified as the suspect in the homicide. The exact motive and circumstances of the incident are still under investigation, the TBI said.               

Jennings, 27, has a last known address of 3316 Delong St. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds.

Jennings has a criminal history of assault and vandalism.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rodney Jennings is urged to call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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