Man captured after long manhunt remains jailed without bond

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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