NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the agency’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, William Henry Leonard, of Knoxville.

Leonard is wanted by the Knoxville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, and Felony Use of a Weapon during the Commission of a Kidnapping. Early this morning, investigators determined Leonard entered an apartment in Knoxville and demanded money from a male occupant. He then grabbed a female juvenile by the arm, threatened her with a firearm, and forced her to leave the apartment. The teenager, the subject of an AMBER Alert issued by TBI at the request of the Knoxville Police Department, was safely recovered later in the morning.

Leonard, 32, is an African-American man, who stands 6’2” and weighs approximately 246 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and has numerous tattoos on his arms and chest. He is known to have a gang affiliation and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Leonard’s whereabouts should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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