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TBI's Most Wanted

These individuals should be considered armed and dangerous, and should only be approached with extreme caution. Click each picture for more information.

Call 1 (800) TBI-FIND or write to to report any information about these wanted individuals.


Benjamin Sowell

Reward: up to $2,500

Benjamin Sowell is wanted by the Columbia Police Department for First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault resulting in Death, Felony in Possesion of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm During a Dangerous Felony.

Date Added: September 20, 2021


Phillip Bowling

Reward: up to $2,500

Phillip Bowling is wanted by the Scott County Sheriff's Office for 2 counts of Aggravated Kidnapping,1 count of Aggravated Robbery, and 2 counts ofAggravated Assault.

Date Added: August 2, 2021


Charles Kennedy

Reward: up to $2,500

Charles Kennedy is wanted by the Fentress County Sheriff's Office for Felony Escape, Felony Evading and Theft of a Vehicle.

Date Added: July 19, 2021

Robert Sanders

Robert Houston Sanders

Reward: $5,000

Sanders escaped from the Tennessee State Prison in 1990, where he was serving a sentence for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Date Added: May 5, 1993

Mario Escobar

Mario Audelio Escobar

Reward: $5,000

Escobar is wanted by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and TBI to face three criminal charges of Rape involving a juvenile victim. 

Date Added: November 8, 2010


Lorenzo Barr Kamanda

Reward: Up To $2,500

Kamanda is wanted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and TBI and stands accused of raping a mentally incapacitated patient at a long-term facility where he worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). 

Date Added: March 28, 2017

Bounthavy Mouthouta

Bounthavy Mickey Mouthouta

Reward: $4,000

Mouthouta is wanted by the Smyrna Police Department and TBI in connection to the shooting of three people on June 23 at the Souksavahn Restaurant in Smyrna. He may go by the alias of 'Soviet.'

Date Added: July 23, 2013


Edgar Omar  Torres-Rangel

Reward: Up To $5,000

Torres-Rangel is wanted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and TBI to face a charge of Vehicular Homicide.

Date Added: November 20, 2018


Juan  Francisco

Reward: Up To $2,500

Francisco is wanted by the Knoxville Police Department and TBI to face charges of Vehicular Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Date Added: May 9, 2019


Jose G. Rocha

Reward: $5,000

Rocha is wanted by the McMinnville Police Department and TBI for Criminal Homicide, in connection to a stabbing death on May 30, 2009. 

Date Added: June 5, 2009


Obed Cruz-Mena

Reward: $5,000

Cruz-Mena is wanted by the Hendersonville Police Department and TBI to face a charge of First Degree Murder, in connection to an incident on May 4, 2010 in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Date Added: May 10, 2010

NOTE: These individuals are considered armed and dangerous and should only be approached with extreme caution. Please call 1-800-TBI-FIND or email with information about these wanted fugitives.

To date, 479 fugitives have been apprehended since the inception of the TBI's  Most Wanted program.


Before a Special Agent of the TBI or any other law enforcement official may submit a fugitive to be considered for inclusion in the TBI’s “Most Wanted,” the following criteria must be met:

1. The crime must have been committed in Tennessee and the crime committed must be a “violent felony” and/or major drug trafficking crime (Class A felony); and
2. The perpetrator must have been identified, and a warrant must be on file for the perpetrator’s arrest; or
3. The perpetrator has escaped from a Tennessee jail or detention facility; or
4. The perpetrator must have escaped from the Tennessee Department of Correction.
5. The Director or his designee must approve the addition of the fugitive to the “Top Ten Most Wanted” list.