KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two men who were on the fugitive list for the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers were both found and arrested for several charges on Sunday, Aug. 14. Both suspects were charged for different incidents.
Crime stoppers said Donnie Tharpe, 33, was apprehended shortly after appearing on the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers’ list of fugitives. Rudy Campbell III, 41, was also apprehended. Both suspects were reported to be fugitives since 2021.
Tharpe was wanted for aggravated assault, aggravated stalking and driving without a license in December 2021. Two of the aggravated assault changes were for evading arrest and domestic assault.
Campbell was wanted for aggravated assault, kidnapping and violation of probation in December 2021.
During the search for Tharpe, KPD asked the community to not approach the suspect because he may have been armed. He was also reported to be driving a 2006 gray/silver Pontiac Vibe.
According to Crime Stoppers, Campbell was known to hang out on Linden Avenue.
Both suspects are in custody.
There are multiple ways you can provide anonymous information to Crime Stoppers. You can call 865-215-7165 or **TIPS, and go online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org, via the free mobile app, P3 Tips, or on the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward.