On Tuesday at about 7:30 p.m., detectives from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) tracked Stevie Randall Travis to a location in the Morgantown Community of Rhea County. According to a HCSO press release, HCSO FAST detectives, assisted by Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, were able to take Travis into custody without incident.
He is currently being transported to Hamilton County where he will be booked on the following warrants:
Felony Evading Arrest
Felony Reckless Endangerment
Driving on a Revoked License
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Aggravated Burglary (Occupied Habitation)
Theft of Property x 2
Travis has additional warrants with the City of Soddy Daisy and Rhea County, TN dating back to 2018.
“This wanted suspect has caused a lot of anxiety and concern in our community,” said Chief Deputy Austin Garrett. “I am very proud of our personnel, especially our FAST team detectives, along with our law enforcement partners, who worked tirelessly to apprehend this Top 12 Most Wanted suspect. This apprehension and their work exemplify our agency’s commitment to the communities we serve.”
Travis was added to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted on October 8, 2020, after escaping an arrest attempt and becoming a person of interest in several theft and burglary cases in northern Hamilton County. Considerable effort went into locating Travis as the HCSO Fugitive and Patrol Divisions followed up on frequent sightings reported by residents of the Harrison community.
During the six-week investigation leading up to Travis’ arrest, multiple HCSO divisions assisted in the search for Travis; including Unmanned Aerial Systems Unit (UAS), SWAT, K-9 Division, and School Resource Officer (SRO) Division. Assistance was also provided by the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, and TDOC Apprehension Enforcement Unit at various points during the investigation.