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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 03:49 PM

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Woman Added To Top Ten TBI's Most Wanted Located in Louisiana

A woman whose boyfriend was arrested a day earlier was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list in June. She is now in custody, after being located over weekend in Louisiana.

Agents said 22-year-old Makayla Stilwell was spotted at a park in the New Orleans area Sunday. She was located and arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

Authorities said Stilwell was wanted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on several charges including attempted second degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.

Investigators said Stilwell was wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred on June 20th in Kingsport.

Stilwell is also charged with aggravated kidnapping out of Hawkins County. Her boyfriend, Jarret Heitmann, was also wanted in connection to the kidnapping. Heitmann was arrested by authorities in New Orleans on Thursday during a shoplifting incident. Stilwell was transported to a hospital to undergo treatment for an injury sustained prior to her arrest.