A man who was formerly on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list will remain in jail to serve out the rest of an 11-month and 29-day sentence after violating his probation by allegedly committing a murder.
In a hearing on Tuesday morning, Sessions Criminal Court Judge Gary Starnes warned Rodney Jennings, Jr. not to contact any witnesses or family members of the victim.
Jennings, 27, was found in Memphis and taken into custody by the U.
S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task Force in March after he was charged with the January shooting death of Raphael White in Chattanooga.
Jennings was on probation at the time for prior vandalism and domestic assault convictions. He pleaded guilty in 2013 to breaking into the home of a former girlfriend and attacking her along with their two small children. His original charge of especially aggravated burglary was reduced in a plea deal.
According to police, the woman had severe lacerations after the attack and was covered in blood.
Jennings is now also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. He is set to appear again before Judge Starnes on May 20.