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KINGSPORT — A person who was fired at by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation brokers in entrance of an East Stone Push cafe as he escaped arrest Tuesday night time has been extra to the TBI’s Most Desired record.
Cody Christian, 29, Kingsport, faces many federal fees which include Hobbs Act theft, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, and becoming a felon in possession of a firearm.
Christian evaded authorities when TBI brokers spotted him in the parking lot of Cook dinner-Out at about 8:30 p.m. Throughout the incident, a TBI agent opened hearth.
In accordance to a press launch from the company, it is not distinct if Christian was struck by gunfire.
Brokers of the TBI’s Drug Investigation Division, alongside with the FBI, were being operating to apprehend Christian, authorities explained.
The TBI is nevertheless investigating the officer-associated capturing at the ask for of District Lawyer Typical Barry Staubus.
TBI officers explained they had no even more data about the incident.
Documents exhibit that Christian was not too long ago arrested in Johnson Town in relationship with an armed theft of a fuel station on Boones Creek Highway.
Christian experienced a courtroom day set for Washington County Typical Periods Court on March 29, but did not demonstrate up, authorities explained. A warrant was issued against him for failure to seem.
The incident in Johnson Metropolis happened on Jan. 19.
In accordance to an affidavit, Johnson City law enforcement officers responded to a grievance of a gentleman with a gun at Top quality Furthermore. A clerk advised law enforcement a guy who was drunk entered the retailer, stole an item, waved a handgun and went throughout the road to McDonald’s.
The guy, afterwards discovered as Christian, also still left a rifle powering some bushes, the affidavit stated. The clerk informed police that Christian had racked the slide of the pistol, then stole cigarettes, candy and chips.
Johnson Town law enforcement located Christian lying in the grass with a totally-loaded, 9mm pistol in his waistband.
The affidavit explained a prison history look at also showed that Christian experienced been convicted of felony aggravated theft in 2013.
A reward of $2,500 is getting available for info primary to Christian’s arrest. Authorities said they contemplate him armed and dangerous.
Anybody with information about Christian or his whereabouts is questioned to contact the TBI tip line at (800) TBI-Find.