September 4, 2017

Fugitive, briefly seen in Pike County captured in Louisiana


Stillwell and Heitmann, seen on video surveillance at the
Westfall Township Walmart in June 

JOHNSON CITY, TN – A man, who was one of Tennessee’s Top 10 Most Wanted suspects, has been captured.

Jarret Heitmann, 24, was arrested last Thursday by New Orleans, Louisiana Police following a shoplifting incident. He was being held in the Orleans Parish Jail in Louisiana, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported.  Heitmann’s girlfriend, Makayla Stilwell, 22, was still at-large as of the weekend.

Both were spotted at the end of June in Westfall Township Walmart and had been seen the prior day in neighboring Orange County NY.

The two face charges of attempted murder and aggravated robbery in a shooting incident on June 20 in Kingsport, Tennessee. Heitmann is also facing charges of aggravated kidnapping.

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