Springfield murder suspect added to TBI’s most wanted

Springfield murder suspect added to TBI’s most wanted (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added a Springfield murder suspect to its Top Ten Most Wanted list Friday.

Thomas Lamont Dowlen, 34, is wanted by the Springfield Police Department on one count of criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault after a shooting last month.

The shooting happened at 109 12th Avenue East on the afternoon of June 30.

The victim, Candice Owens, died after Dowlen shot her multiple times in the legs and torso.

An eyewitness told police he shot her after she refused to tell him the location of his girlfriend.

Another witness saw Dowlen drive away in an older model maroon-colored vehicle.

Dowlen has a lengthy history of violence and arrests dating back to 1997 that include resisting arrest, felony possession of a handgun, possession of stolen property, failure to appear, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, driving on a suspended license and reckless operation of a boat.

Dowlen's last known address is 423 20th Avenue West in Springfield.
Dowlen is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes.

He is 6'1,” weighs 230 lbs and also goes by “Thomas Pratt” and “Thomas Chapman.”

He has tattoos on his back, chest, abdomen and both arms and legs.

The tattoo on his right arm is a heart and the tattoo on his stomach reads “Thomas.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Thomas Lamont Dowlen is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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