A White nationalist is wanted by Tennessee police for allegedly shooting a cop during a traffic stop. KPD reported that Officer Jay Williams, a 14-year veteran of the police force, tried to pull over Wilson on a speeding violation.
He was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's top 10 most wanted fugitives list shortly before 10am.
"What the community should know is that this individual is armed and risky", Knoxville Police Chief David B. Rausch told reporters Thursday night.
Authorities recovered Wilson's vehicle early Friday.
Wilson fired at the officer while in his vehicle, and then got out and continued firing, Rausch said.
Law enforcement agencies across the state are "very familiar" with Wilson, Rausch said.
Police are seeking an attempted murder warrant against Wilson in the shooting of Williams, Rausch said.
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Police said Ronnie Lucas Wilson is armed and risky.
KPD said if Wilson isn't apprehended by Friday morning, they're considering putting out what is known as a Blue Alert. It is not believed that Williams, who suffered a shoulder wound, fired his weapon.
"Thank God that the officer that was shot is doing okay, thank God for that and his family".
In Knox County, Wilson was convicted of aggravated burglary in 2011 and was sentenced to serve three years in a state prison, according to court records.
Aryan Nations, described by the Anti-Defamation League as the "largest white supremacist prison gang in Tennessee", had more than 230 members as of a May 2016 report by Knoxville-based NBC-affiliate WBIR-TV.
"It borrows its name from the older neo-Nazi group of the same name but is a completely separate group", according to the ADL.