Fugitives wanted for West Tenn. murder arrested in Knox County

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Two fugitives wanted in in West Tennessee for first degree murder were arrested Thursday morning in Knox County.

A team of deputy I.S. Marshals and Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force officers took Elijah Garrison, 25, and Tierra Wilson, 24, into custody. Garrison was located at a hospital in Knoxville while Wilson was found at a mobile home in Mascot.

Garrison and Wilson were wanted in connection with a January 5 shooting death in Jackson, Tennessee. The victim was shot approximately 12 times. 

Arrest warrants were issued on January 9 and the investigation quickly spanned across the state. Officials say they developed information that the two were in the Mascot area.

“The swiftness with which these fugitives were tracked down is only possible due to the cooperation between the involved investigating agencies on both ends of the state and the dogged work of the deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force,” Marshal David G. Jolley stated.

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