Tennessee Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive captured in Boone County

A fugitive who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list in October is now in custody, after being captured in Arkansas early Friday morning.

Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore says 34-year-old James Rush Huddleston was wanted by the Spring Hill Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face a charge of criminal homicide. The charge is in connection to a shooting October 29th at a residence resulting in the death of 35-year-old Phillip Pero of Hohenwald.

TBI Special Agents and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force developed information indicating Huddleston was in Omaha in Boone County. He was arrested by the West Arkansas U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the early morning hours Friday. He is currently being held in the Boone County Jail, pending extradition to Tennessee.

Sheriff Moore, along with two Boone County Investigators, escorted Huddleston to the Boone County Circuit Court Friday for a hearing where the fugitive waived his extradition. Huddleston will be returned to Tennessee to face his charges.

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