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TBI: Manhunt Ends With Arrest Friday Morning

Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 12:04:43-04

INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. (WSMV)– Accused killer Kirby Wallace was arrested Friday morning after a seven day long manhunt, according to law enforcement.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers had been working to find 53-year-old Wallace, who was on the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Wallace was reportedly found along Wildcat Creek Road in Stewart County.

Search teams had to navigate difficult terrain and extreme heat. Several officers received treatment for dehydration. At least one person had to be transported to the hospital for heat-related ailments. One other officer injured his or her ankle.

Police had been actively looking for Wallace since Sept. 22 when they believe he tied up and assaulted a couple in Indian Mound after they walked in on him burglarizing their home. He also allegedly set fire to the home and fled in the couple’s car. The female victim, Brenda Smith, did not survive.