ST. LOUIS (KTVI) -- According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the manhunt for two fugitives accused in a violent crime spree in Alabama and Tennessee has ended.
Investigators said 41-year-old Brady Witcher and 28-year-old Brittany McMillan were captured by local law enforcement agents late Thursday in St. Louis, Missouri. They were caught at the Days Inn in Hazelwood Thursday night.
Witcher and McMillan were added to TBI's Most Wanted list Thursday. Hazelwood police were called at 7 p.m. Thursday from authorities in Tennessee with a tip that the couple was at an area hotel. The FBI and St. Louis County Police helped to take Witcher and McMillan into custody at around 10:20 p.m.
There may be a connection to three recent deaths in Bethalto, Illinois because the car the two were using was from Bethalto. The last name of one of the victims also matches one of the suspects. The Major Case Squad was activated after three people were found dead in a Bethalto home late Thursday night.
The Bethalto Police Department received a request from the Hazelwood Police Department at 11 p.m. for a welfare check at a home in the 300 block of Mill Street and found three bodies.
Clarksville Police said the pair is also responsible for threatening an employee with a gun during a burglary at the Sango Walmart last weekend.
Most recently, the pair is accused in a home invasion and stabbing at the Waterford Landing Apartments on Westfield Court in Clarksville, police said.
Investigators said Witcher and McMillan tied up a married couple for several hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
“I know that one of the victims was able to wrestle away a gun from the female involved and then there was a male that had been shot but was most likely stabbed multiple times,” said Jim Knoll, spokesperson for the Clarksville Police Department.
Authorities in Alabama said Witcher and McMillan are charged in the Dec. 13 shooting death of 31-year-old Kellie Ann Hughes, who was found slain early Saturday in a wooded area near Birmingham.
They are also charged with kidnapping in the abduction of another woman who survived.