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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation removes Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive after his captured in California


Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today removed a man wanted on child rape charges out of Williamson County from the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list today after he was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in California.

U.S. Marshalls captured Wendell Lee Washam, 82, at the LAX Airport yesterday afternoon after he arrived on a flight from Australia. He is being held in Los Angeles awaiting extradition.

Wendell Washam

Washam was wanted by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for failure to report for trial, two counts of rape of a child, solicitation to commit rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means of a minor.

He was scheduled to appear in court on December 3rd, 2012 to enter a guilty plea in the case and failed to appear and was added to the Top Ten Most Wanted list later that month.




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