Officials: Murder suspect who eluded police for days captured

This photo provided by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows law enforcement agents holding Kirby Wallace in custody on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Tennessee. Wallace is wanted on multiple charges after being accused of attacking a couple and setting their house on fire, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband. He’s also accused of fatally shooting a man Monday and stealing his truck. (The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. —The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a multiple murder suspect has been captured after a dayslong search involving helicopters and dogs in rugged terrain.

The agency says 53-year-old Kirby Gene Wallace was taken into custody on Friday after a search that narrowed to Stewart County.

It says more details will be released at a news conference.

Wallace is wanted on multiple charges after being accused of attacking a couple and setting their house on fire, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband. He’s also accused of fatally shooting a man Monday and stealing his truck.

Authorities say the search was complicated because Wallace knows these woods, which have caves and other hiding places. Area schools have been on “soft lockdown” and school bus routes were cancelled to avoid having children exposed.

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