Police now searching in Tenn. for murder suspect

Law enforcement are now on the lookout in Tennessee for a murder suspect who has been fleeing police for over a week. Kentucky State Police and other area agencies continue their search as well.

Trooper Lloyd Cochran with the Kentucky State Police confirmed that KSP did receive a call giving information that Nicholas M. Rucker, 38, of Corbin, was possibly on a train car in Tennessee. However, when officers arrived they were not able to locate anyone.

Cochran emphasized that they do not know if it was him or not, but it was allegedly someone matching his description.

Cochran confirmed that multiple agencies in and around the Whitley County area are still searching for Rucker.

“We’re following up on tips,” he said. “We’re not tying our search down to one specific area. We’re looking.”

A rescue squad located south of Knoxville posted on their Facebook page earlier today warning citizens to be on the lookout for Rucker, that a train crew has spotted him. The rescue squad has since removed their post.

Rucker was last seen wearing jeans, no shirt and barefoot, according to Corbin Police Department's update that was available as of press time Tuesday night.

Rucker is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information on Rucker's location, they are asked to call 911 immediately.

Rucker has a warrant out for his arrest for a murder charge, stemming from a fatal shooting that occurred in Woodbine last Wednesday evening.

Rucker was the boyfriend of the victim, Vicki S. Conner, 57, of Corbin.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 22, KSP Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.

Conner was pronounced deceased at 814 KY 1064 by the Whitley County Coroner's Office that night.

KSP Detective Dackery Larkey is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by troopers from Post 11, Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, Corbin Police Department, Williamsburg Police Department and Whitley County Coroner’s Office.

Rucker has a past criminal history that includes murder and he was just recently released from jail.

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