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Amber Alert over, girl safe, dad in custody

The Knoxville man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive list Thursday morning was captured in Ohio, just hours after being added to the list, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and his two-year-old daughter was recovered safe and sound. 36-year-old Tyler Ward Enix, who is the father of the toddler who became the subject of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday in Tennessee and became a nationwide Amber Alert Thursday morning, was captured late Thursday morning in a rural area of Morrow County, Ohio. A citizen who had just heard the Amber Alert on the radio while driving soon realized he was behind the vehicle mentioned in the alert. The citizen called 911 and deputies with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and took Enix into custody without incident. His 2-year-old daughter Brooklynne was recovered and is safe, having been picked up by relatives within the past 24 hours.
Enix is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his estranged wife, Kimberly Enix, whose body was found in her Fountain City condominium Wednesday afternoon by Knoxville Police officers conducting a welfare check after she did not show up for work. The TBI says that neighbors saw Tyler Enix driving away from the apartment in his wife’s car before she was discovered. Brooklynne Enix, the couple’s daughter, had been missing since the incident. Enix is being held in Ohio until he can be extradited back to Tennessee and detectives from the KPD have traveled to Ohio to interview him. Friday, Enix agreed to not fight extradition and will be transported back to Tennessee in the near future.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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