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Woman Wanted for Murder for Running Over and Fatally Injuring Her Former Roommate

2/11/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Homicide detectives have sworn out a murder warrant against Tessa Knapp, 21, for running over her former roommate, Amanda Byers, 20, in the parking lot of the Rodeway Inn on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage on February 1st. Before her death on February 5th, Byers told detectives that Knapp intentionally ran her over after Knapp stole her money and other belongings.

Surveillance video shows a woman, alleged to have been Knapp, run to a vehicle in the motel parking lot. Byers is seen banging on the side of the car and was heard by a witness yelling for the driver to stop. Byers attempted to block the car. She was knocked down and run over by the front driver’s side tire. The vehicle stopped for a moment with Byers under the car before the driver rolled over her again with the rear tire.

Knapp is transient and is known to stay in area motels. Anyone seeing her or knowing her whereabouts is asked to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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Tessa Knapp, 21
Tessa Knapp, 21