Search On In Marion County For Man Who Stole Sheriff's Car, Wrecked It; Halfacre Added To TBI's Most Wanted List

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Dewayne Lee Halfacre
Dewayne Lee Halfacre

Authorities were searching in Marion County on Tuesday for a man who stole a Marion County Sheriff's Department vehicle and wrecked it in front of the Dollar General in Whitwell. Dewayne Lee Halfacre of Hohenwald, Tn., then ran into some nearby woods.

 

Afterward, a nearby highway was closed and students were dismissed from Whitwell Elementary, Middle, and High School.

 

Halfacre was added to the TBI's 10 Most Wanted list.

 

Halfacre is wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department and the TBI for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, false imprisonment and theft.

 

Halfacre is wanted for robbing two clerks in a store in Almaville on Jan. 19. He also has outstanding warrants for burglary and vandalism out of Marion County, probation violation out of Moore County, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving, as well as armed robbery and aggravated assault out of Georgia.

 

The TBI said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

 

Halfacre is a 42-year-old male. He is bald with blue eyes. He’s 5’7”, and weighs 140 pounds. Halfacre has multiple scars and tattoos on his abdomen, arms, legs, chest and back.

 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dewayne Lee Halfacre is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).


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