KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Ronnie Wilson, the man accused of shooting a Knoxville police officer during a traffic stop in January 2018 was convicted for his crimes Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Wilson had been accused of shooting Knoxville police officer Jay Williams in the shoulder as he attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The ensuing manhunt for the suspect saw Wilson added to the TBI 10 Most Wanted List; he was also injured in a fire he set in an attempt to elude police.
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The District Attorney’s Office says Wilson was convicted Thursday of attempted first-degree murder, employing a firearm during the commission a dangerous felony, unlawful possession of a firearm, and evading arrest.
The jury also found Wilson to be a member of the Aryan Nation.
Judge McGee set the case for sentencing on Thursday, June 6 where Wilson faces a minimum sentence of fifty years.