Kirby Wallace moved to Morgan County due to security concerns

Posted at 7:47 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 08:47:53-04

Accused killer Kirby Wallace has been moved from the Stewart County jail to East Tennessee.  

Stewart County Sheriff Frankie Gray said Wallace was moved to the state prison in Morgan County due to certain security concerns involving him and other inmates.  

The state agreed to take him into custody while he awaits trial, which is a fairly standard procedure for higher profile inmates. 

Wallace was on the run for nearly two weeks last month — wanted in connection with three home invasions and two homicides — before he was finally caught.

He faces charges of 1st-degree murder, felony murder, attempted murder, especially aggravated burglary, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated arson. 

Sheriff Gray also confirmed that investigators recently served Wallace with a search warrant behind bars, allowing them to collect DNA samples from him.

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