An Antioch man who has admitted to trying to murder someone is being sought by police after he escaped detection while awaiting sentencing for his role in the October 2011 shooting in Murfreesboro.
Alexis Lopez-Rodriguez, 21, pled guilty to attempted second-degree murder in July in Rutherford County Circuit Court for shooting 20-year-old Casey Skinner on Oct. 15, 2011, near Kroger on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.
While on bond waiting for sentencing, Lopez-Rodriguez allegedly removed the global positioning system anklet that monitored his location and absconded, according to a press release.
“Because of his violent history and the probability of a long prison sentence, he should be considered dangerous and likely armed,” said Kyle Evans, public information officer for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Lopez-Rodriguez is the same man arrested in late-January on a slew of charges, one of which being vehicular homicide, after allegedly striking three teenage pedestrians – killing one of the them – while driving down Tusculum Road in Nashville.
Citing a lack of evidence, a Nashville judge later threw out many of the charges in the case. Since those rulings in March, prosecutors have continued gathering more evidence to present to a grand jury.
Due to his criminal history, the Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Lopez-Rodriguez.
To report anonymously, call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.