Tennessee murder suspect caught in Frankfort: KSP

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Horace Nunez/Franklin County Detention Center

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 28-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., man wanted for murder was nabbed Sunday night in Frankfort, according to the Kentucky State Police.

KSP Post 12 in Frankfort was notified by the Knoxville Police Department just before 9 p.m. Sunday in reference to a murder suspect they were tracking in the Fayette County area.

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Horace Nunez was wanted in Tennessee for the murder of a woman earlier Sunday. Post 12 units found his vehicle traveling westbound on I-64 approaching Frankfort. Following a short vehicle pursuit, Nunez lost control of his vehicle resulting in a minor collision.

He was taken into custody and transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries. He is currently being lodged at the Franklin County Detention Center.

Horace Nunez was charged with Fleeing and Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer), Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and Failure to Wear Seatbelts.

Mr. Nunez also had three separate out-of-state warrants from Tennessee that were for Murder 1st Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

KSP Post 12 was assisted on scene by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Frankfort Police Department, Frankfort EMS, Franklin County Fire Department, and the Knoxville Police Department.