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Oldsmar murder suspect arrested in Tennessee

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Quilliams, 40, was apprehended late Thursday at an abandoned cabin in Tennessee. Quilliams, 40, was apprehended late Thursday at an abandoned cabin in Tennessee.
A 40-year-old sought in connection with the murder of an Oldsmar woman has been captured in Tennessee.

James Brian Quilliams waived extradition Friday in a Sevier County Tennessee courtroom and will be extradited back to Pinellas County to face one count of first-degree murder.

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According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report Quilliams had been the subject of a manhunt after a warrant was issued for his arrest earlier this week. Investigators say the suspect stabbed 48-year-old Teresa Sue Compton to death with a sword.

Quilliams was arrested without incident late Thursday. He was located in an abandoned cabin in Wears Valley after authorities received a tip on his whereabouts from the public. The suspect was taken into custody by detectives with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals.

On Monday PCSO deputies went to Compton’s residence in the 4700 block of Stoneview Circle in Oldsmar to conduct a welfare check. Once they gained access to the home deputies discovered the victim’s body.

Quilliams is expected to be transported back to the Bay area sometimes next week.

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