TBI launches #FugitiveFriday, asks for your help to find most wanted man

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for your help to find a man named on their Most Wanted List.

The request is part of a new initiative called #FugitiveFriday.

A Tweet says TBI needs the public's help to find Juan Francisco.

He was added to the Most Wanted List after more than a month passed without his capture.

A $2,500 reward is being offered to anyone who provides information leading to his arrest. Call 1-800-TBI-FIND to submit a report.


Authorities said Francisco was driving a 1998 Dodge pickup truck in the vicinity of Custom Foods at 3600 Pleasant Ridge Road when he struck and killed Debbie Burgess with his vehicle.

According to Knoxville Police, Francisco left the scene of the crash.

Francisco has a history of criminal offenses, including a DUI in 2017 and reckless driving in 2004. Homeland Security tells WVLT that Francisco’s immigration status has not changed since his arrest in 2002. At that time he was charged with theft and the warrant says he was an undocumented immigrant without proper paperwork.

Police officers are asking if you know this individual or have any information on his location, please call the Knoxville Police Department’s crime information line at 865-215-7212. Callers can remain anonymous.

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