Fugitive Arrested for Attempted Murder in Collegedale

Kenneth Iverson McKenzie, Jr. Mugshot. (Image courtesy of: Collegedale Police Department)
Kenneth Iverson McKenzie, Jr. Mugshot. (Image courtesy of: Collegedale Police Department)

On Nov. 16, Collegedale police arrested a man and charged him with multiple violent crimes committed against his ex-girlfriend, including attempted first-degree murder.

The Collegedale Police Department (CPD) identified the suspect as Kenneth Iverson McKenzie, Jr., in a press release issued to the media. According to the release, McKenzie has also been charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated stalking, aggravated rape, domestic assault, false imprisonment and violation of an order of protection.

The press release stated that McKenzie accumulated the charges as a result of an Oct. 29 incident when he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and allegedly raped and attempted to murder her.

The victim’s home is located in the Hills Parc apartment complex off Little Debbie Parkway, and her three-year-old daughter was also in the house during the incident, according to police.

McKenzie, who has a  history of charges leading up to the Oct. 29 incident,  was out on bond from another incident, which occurred on Sept. 16. That incident, according to the press release, involved his alleged assault of the same victim in her apartment. 

McKenzie’s charges from the Sept. 16 incident included aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, felony theft, interference with emergency class and vandalism, the release stated. His bond was set by the Hamilton County magistrate’s office while he was being held at the Hamilton County Jail. 

Currently, McKenzie is out on a $200,000 bond set by Collegedale Judge Kevin Wilson. He has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking ankle monitor as a  condition for his release.

McKenzie is expected to appear in the Collegedale Municipal Court on Jan. 11, 2023. 

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