Man wanted in slaying in Fla. arrested in Tenn.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An East Tennessee sheriff says a man wanted on a murder charge in Florida has been apprehended at an abandoned cabin.

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals told the Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) on Thursday that 40-year-old James Quilliams was found at a cabin in Wears Valley after a citizen called in a tip. He was taken into custody without incident. He had been the subject of a manhunt since Tuesday when a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He is charged in the slaying of 48-year-old Teresa Compton in Pinellas County, Fla.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Quilliams had an attorney.