Law enforcement searches for murder suspect

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Brent Moon of Tullahoma.

Moon is a person of interest in a homicide that occurred at 1356 Pleasant Grove Rd., Estill Springs, on Saturday, June 27, at approximately 5 p.m., according to the sheriff's office. 

A report filed by Sheriff’s Office Deputies states that Moon appeared at 1356 Pleasant Grove Road and asked to speak to the victim James Eric Hanger.

The report further states that Moon did enter the residence and after a short time two unidentified black males entered the residence as well wearing all black clothing and black masks, according to the press release. 

"Witness accounts then state that one of the perpetrator’s produced a weapon and started to demand money. At this point, an argument ensued," the release states.

"According to witnesses a struggle began for control of the weapon and the perpetrator fired a round from the weapon striking Mr. Hanger. All three suspects then fled the area. Upon arrival of Sheriff’s Office and medical personnel, it was determined that Mr. Hanger did not survive the injuries sustained from the gunshot wound and died at the scene. The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Mr. Moon, who know has an active warrant for 1st Degree Murder and should not be approached by civilians. Anyone having contact with Mr. Moon is asked to immediately contact law enforcement authorities. The Sheriff’s Office is also asking anyone having any information regarding this matter to please contact Lt. George Dyer of the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at 931-308-9420, Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331."

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