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Tullahoma man sought in Estill Springs murder

Authorities are looking for Brent Moon, of Tullahoma, in connection with a June 27 Estill Springs murder. {Photo Provided}

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Law enforcement across southern, middle Tennessee and the state ask area residents to be on the look out for a Tullahoma man, Brent Moon, suspected in the first degree murder of an Estill Springs man on June 27.

According to a report by Franklin County Sheriff’s (FCSD) Office Public Information Officer Chris Guess, Moon and two associates appeared at the Pleasant Grove Road home of James Eric Hanger around 5 p.m. According to the initial report, Moon appeared at the front door asking to speak to Hanger. After Hanger allowed him inside, two unidentified black males wearing all black clothing and black mask also entered.

One or more of the suspected perpetrators then produced a weapon and demanded money. An argument ensued and as the men struggled for control of the weapon, one of the perpetrators fired the weapon striking Hanger. Then all three fled the scene. Hanger died at the scene.

Officials have issued a first degree murder warrant for Moon. He should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by civilians. If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact FCSD Lieutenant George Dyer at 931-308-9420. •

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