Fugitive involved in West Memphis manhunt identified

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A wanted fugitive is now behind bars after a massive manhunt in West Memphis.

According to authorities, detectives got a tip 30-year-old Deterrius Wilson was at a home in the 2600 block of East Monroe Street.

Officers located Wilson and then followed him to a home on Village Drive.

As they were moving in to take him into custody, Wilson bolted and ran into a wooded area.

He surrendered a short time later.

He is set to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of possession of a firearm, theft by receiving a firearm, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing and violation of parole.

WREG was told Wilson was wanted in connection to a recent shooting.