Shelbyville police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

Billy Dykes (Courtesy: Shelbyville Police Department)

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police in Shelbyville are searching for a man wanted on several active arrest warrants.

Billy Dykes is charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and violation of order of protection.

Police said the charges stem from an incident in early April when Dykes allegedly broke into an ex-girlfriend’s home and was waiting for her when she returned home.

“He pulled a gun on her and made her drive him,” Lt. Brian Crews said. “He was wanting to go back to Coffee County. She had the presence of mind to pull into a gas station and get out and run on foot and he did the same thing.”

He’s believed to be armed and dangerous. Police also say he has made specific threats toward law enforcement.

If you know the whereabouts of Dykes please call the Shelbyville Police Department at 931-684-5811.