Tenn. Police Arrest Man Wanted for Florida Murder

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in East Tennessee arrested a fugitive wanted for the murder of a man in Florida who had been missing since December.

Campbell County deputies told WATE-TV in Knoxville that 64-year-old James Carlton was taken into custody early Saturday morning.

According to a sheriff's department press release, Carlton is accused of murder in the death of 41-year-old Michael Wayne Nichols, of Ocala, Fla., whose body was found this month.

Carlton is being held in the Campbell County Jail and will soon be transferred to Florida.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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