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 (http://bit.ly/1dwYnkT ) 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.