Man captured after long manhunt remains jailed without bond

October 10, 2018
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Kirby Gene Wallace enters the courtroom during his first appearance at the Stewart County Courthouse Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Dover, Tenn. Wallace, a multiple-murder suspect who led Tennessee law enforcement on an intense 7-day manhunt was captured without a struggle Friday morning, Oct. 5, in a wooded area about two hours northwest of Nashville. Wallace is wanted in two counties on charges that include murder, arson and kidnapping. (Courtney Pedroza/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)

DOVER, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Tennessee woman and attacking her husband in a case that led to an intense, weeklong manhunt has appeared before a judge, who ordered him to remain in jail without bond.

News outlets report 53-year-old Kirby Gene Wallace appeared in Stewart County court Tuesday, wearing a bulletproof vest over an orange jumpsuit. When asked by a judge, he said he didn’t commit the crimes.

He’s charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, arson, burglary, robbery and kidnapping in the Sept. 23 attack. He is also a suspect in another death in Montgomery County.

Relatives of victim Brenda Smith taunted Wallace as he was escorted from the courtroom.

Wallace was arrested Friday after a manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, helicopters and dogs in rugged terrain.

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