KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A fugitive from Morgan County suspected of second degree murder was captured Thrusday after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation‘s Most Wanted list Wednesday.
41-year-old Christopher Falls is in custody in Illinois according to the TBI.
The TBI and US Marshals Service were searching for 41-year-old Christopher Falls after his girlfriend was found dead in Morgan County.
The body of Julia Manning was discovered in her Lancing area home after a friend went to check on her because she had not been seen or heard from in at least 10 days. Deputies from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department along with the medical examiner and TBI Agents began investigating Manning’s death. An autopsy determined the manner of death as a homicide.
As the investigation continued, Falls, Manning’s live-in boyfriend, was charged with second-degree murder. Falls has connections in Morgan County and the state of Kansas. The search for Falls included authorities in Kansas and the US Marshals Service.
A $2,500 reward was been offered for information leading to his arrest.
The US Marshals Service was in charge of the apprehension efforts with assistance from the TBI, Morgan County and other agencies.
During the search, the TBI added that Falls is known to be driving this 2005 red Subaru Forester, with TN tag 496 BBBN. There is damage to the vehicle’s front end on the passenger side.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information.