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UPDATED: Top 10 Most Wanted Tennessee Fugitive Taken Down in Mississippi

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A fugitive on the run from Nashville was caught in Gulfport Friday.

Nashville police say the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force found 24-year-old Javon Spivey after a tip came in from Nashville Crime Stoppers.

According to the Nashville Police Department, the man was wanted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in connection with a home break-in and shooting death of 48-year-old Charles Peterson, IV, on August 30. Peterson’s 70-year-old mother, Ann Peterson, was also wounded the same day.

Officer Don Aaron with the Nashville Police Department said, “Spivey is alleged to have been involved in two very violent criminal incidents in Nashville. One in which involved a home invasion murder. The power was cut to a home, the resident went down to the garage to check the breaker box and was shot to death in the garage.”

Spivey also faces charges of aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping. Police say he pistol-whipped and robbed an employee of the Mapco store on August 28.

Aaron said, “The clerk was pistol-whipped and forced to stay at the cash register by the gunman, who we allege to be Spivey, while money was taken from the drop box at the store.”

Due to the extreme violence of the criminal acts, he was added on September 8 to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list. Spivey is in custody and awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

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