Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Increases Cash Reward Up To $ 5,000 For No Way Out Homicide Tips

Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Thursday announced an increase in cash rewards – up to $ 5,000 for homicide tips.

On November 15, Crime Stoppers board members voted to increase the amount of the cash reward from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000 for anonymous advice that will lead to an arrest or conviction for criminal offenses. unsolved homicides more than three years old.

Deanna McLaughlin, president of Crime Stoppers, said families of victims of unresolved cases want closure.

“They would like those responsible for the death of a family member to be brought to justice,” McLaughlin said. “We need the community to step forward and provide this information.”

Captain Liane Wilson, Detective Keenan Carlton and Sgt. Nick Newman at a press conference hosted by Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

The increase is effective from December 1. Here is a list of current cold cases who qualify for the cash reward up to $ 5,000:

  • Gary Wagoner – August 17, 1991

  • Jerry Cope – January 14, 1992

  • Howard Batie – January 11, 1995

  • Aaron Walker – September 26, 1995

  • Azuria Johnson January 6, 1996

  • Felicia Carson January 11, 1996

  • Diana Nix – May 3, 1996

  • Terry Hoskins -Sept. 28, 1996

  • Jacqueline Sims – March 18, 1998

  • Scott Lee Dupree December 31, 2001

  • Victoria Ochoa August 15, 2005

  • Edwin Mathurin – September 2, 2006

  • Dennis Freeman – November 11, 2007

  • George Dyess January 8, 2009

  • James Stacker April 25, 2012

  • Vincent Pardue – March 23, 2015

  • James Brown – January 4, 2016

  • Darius Walton – June 12, 2016

  • Dorris Clinard – November 28, 2016

  • Steven Everett Davies – March 1, 2017

  • Rayquan Hudson – November 20, 2017

  • Tavon Wilson – January 8, 2018

Captain Liane Wilson, commander of the special operations division of the Clarksville Police Department, said the special operations unit had resolved seven cases in the past two years that were considered trivial.

McLaughlin said she hopes the increase in the reward will inspire those who may have this key piece of evidence so that a case can be pursued.

Where does the extra money come from?

McLaughlin said the organization raises funds and receives a portion of the tickets from the city of Clarksville. In February, the organization will organize a Blue Jean Ball and Dinner to help raise more funds.

“We hope to make about $ 15,000 of which would provide money for three awards,” McLaughlin said.

29 cases, 4 missing persons

If a missing persons case has been ongoing for more than a year or is suspected of a criminal act, it will be added to the list, Wilson said.

There are currently 29 unsolved homicide cases, including four missing persons cases.

How to report tips to Crime Stoppers

  • Call Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS

  • Visit www.p3tips.com submit a tip

  • Download the P3 Tips iOS or Android mobile application which allows anonymous and two-way dialogue. The tipster will receive a unique code to check the status of the survey and the possible reward. No information is collected from the person to identify them, McLaughlin said.

Alexis Clark can be reached at [email protected] or 931-217-8510.

How to report tips to Crime Stoppers

  • Call Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS

  • Visit www.p3tips.com submit a tip

  • Download the P3 Tips iOS or Android mobile application which allows anonymous and two-way dialogue. The tipster will receive a unique code to check the status of the survey and the possible reward. No information is collected from the person to identify them, McLaughlin said.

This article originally appeared on Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: Why Crime Stoppers is increasing rewards for unsolved homicide advice

Mark M. Gagnon