Spring Hill Homicide Suspect Arrested In Arkansas

Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 14:28:36-05

A suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Spring Hill has been captured in Arkansas.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed Friday morning that James Rush Huddleston had been taken into custody. He was arrested by the West Arkansas U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Omaha, Arkansas. 

The incident happened in October at a home on Iroquois Drive. Phillip Pero, of Hohenwald, was found shot in the driveway.

Police said other people in the house heard Huddleston make statements regarding the shooting and saw him flee from the residence.

A warrant for his arrest was issued, charging him with criminal homicide. Huddleston was later added to the TBI’s Most Wanted List. 

TBI officials said he's being held in the Boone County Jail, pending extradition to Tennessee.