CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A convicted murderer has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.
According to a news release, 22-year-old Christopher Padgett cut off his GPS monitoring device Wednesday to avoid standing trial in Hamilton County.
Even though he was not present for the hearing, a jury still convicted him of first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.
He now faces a mandatory life sentence.
The TBI is continuing to search for Padgett, who also goes by the nickname Bubba. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.
He has black hair and brown eyes and has tattoos on both of his arms and his torso.
Anyone with information about Padgett’s whereabouts is urged to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
There’s a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
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