A Chattanooga man has been placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.
Adrian Ladon Gustus, 38, last known address 3610 Central Ave., Chattanooga, is wanted by the Red Bank Police Department on one count of felony murder, one count of especially aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated robbery after he allegedly murdered an area businessman.
Winston Gant was found shot at his Briggs Avenue residence. He was transported to a hospital where he died three days later, according to reports. The shooting occurred just after midnight July 28.
Witnesses stated Gustus demanded money from Gant and a struggle ensued before Gant was shot. Gustus took Gant’s wallet and cell phone during the incident. Warrants on Gustus were taken out on Aug. 3, and he has not been located by law enforcement, according to a media release from Kristen Helm, public information officer for TBI.
Helm also noted Gustus’ criminal history includes aggravated assault, drug possession, reckless endangerment, domestic assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, evading arrest, car jacking, robbery and DUI.
Gustus is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6’0” and weighs approximately 170 lbs. He has multiple tattoos including a neck tattoo that reads “Quisha DOB 06/19/1991” and another one on the left side of his neck that reads “Jalen.” He also has a scar on his upper right arm, and is known as “Pee Wee.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Adrian Ladon Gustus is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, according to Helm.
- Bradley County Sheriff Jim Ruth remind motorist to be safe as campaign Lifesaver continues.
Thirteen fatalities have been reported this year on Bradley County roads
BCSO’s traffic unit monitored seat belt compliance at Bradley Central High School and Walker Valley High School this week. Those observed unbuckled were reminded they are required to wear a seat belt any time the vehicle is in motion, according to officials.
State law sets the fine for the initial conviction at $10 but that doubles to $20 for the second and each subsequent violation. In addition, court costs may be involved. Seat belt violations are a primary offense which allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle upon observing a violation.
Sheriff Ruth instructed deputies to write citations when necessary.
One aspect of the campaign is getting everyone to buckle up, “because seat belts save lives.”
Motorists are also reminded to watch their speed in school zones during times of the day when students are either arriving for class or leaving in the afternoon to return home.
“We are serious about saving lives. Our goal is to increase awareness in the motoring public that violations of traffic laws, such as speeding, reckless driving, aggressive driving or not wearing a seat belt, are factors that can result in the loss of life. We want everyone to think about safety when they get behind the wheel,” said Ruth.