The suspect in the attempted murder of a Knoxville police officer has been captured in Blount County, Tennessee, after a day and a half on the run.
WVLT reports that Ronnie Lucas Wilson was apprehended in an abandoned home at about 3 a.m. on Saturday morning and taken into custody. He was with a woman identified as Kristin Denise King, who authorities had learned during the search was possibly in danger and in the company of the suspect and had been attempting to locate her.
King was found unharmed, though authorities reportedly put out a fire at the home where they found Wilson. The Knoxville Police Department said on Twitter Saturday that both Wilson and King will be questioned.
UPDATE:Kristin Denise King was w/ Ronnie Lucas Wilson at the time of his capture in Blount Cnty. Both individuals will be transported to the Knoxville Police Dept where they will be interviewed by investigators. Additional info on their capture will be released later this morning pic.twitter.com/vyl68XMVyG
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) January 13, 2018
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Wilson had been on the lam since Thursday night, when he allegedly shot Knoxville Police Officer Jay Williams outside of Target store. Officer Williams was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder and is expected to recover.
On Friday, authorities added Wilson to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Top 10 Most Wanted list.
Wilson is believed to be a member of the white supremacist group Aryan Nations, and has multiple tattoos of swastikas that he showed off in photos on Facebook.
[Feature image: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation/Ronnie Lucas Wilson]