Man, woman wanted for murder found in East Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man and woman wanted for murder out of West Tennessee were found in East Tennessee, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Elijah Garrison, 25, Tierra Wilson, 24, both from Jackson, were arrested early on Thursday morning by a team of Deputy U.S. Marshals and Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force Officers.

A release from the U.S. Marshals Service says the two, who both have gang affiliations and extensive criminal histories, were wanted in relation to a January 5th shooting death. The victim was reportedly shot 12 times.

On Jan. 9, the City Court of Jackson issued first degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm arrest warrants on both.

According to the release, the two were safely located and apprehended. Wilson was arrested in a mobile home in Mascot; Garrison was found at a hospital in Knoxville.

The release says both are at the Knox County Detention Facility awaiting extradition.

“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 Jolley stated. Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler added that “The Knox County Sheriff's Office is proud to be a part of the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force. This task force is vital in bringing our most violent offenders to justice.”