James Quilliams, wanted on a murder charge in Pinellas County, now in custody

7:21 AM, Jan 16, 2014   |    comments
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Brian Quilliams mug shot from the Sevier County Sheriff's Department following his arrest early Thursday morning. (Photo: Sevier County Sheriff's Department)



Sevier County, TN (WBIR) -  Authorities confirm that suspected murderer, James Quilliams, is in custody after a manhunt in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man wanted for murder in Pinellas may be in Smoky Mountains

Around midnight, Sevier County Sheriff's deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Office found Quilliams at an abandoned cabin in the Wears Valley community.

Authorities say they received a tip from a concerned resident on where Quilliams might be hiding out.

Quilliams is being held in the Sevier County Jail, awaiting extradition to Florida.

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