Rico Sterling, one of Tennessee's 10 most wanted fugitives, was arrested Friday evening.
Knoxville police officers say Sterling was taken into custody without incident at an apartment at 3204 River Maple Way.
He was taken to Cocke County and charged with felony murder and aggravated robbery.
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Two Knoxville men wanted for murder have been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted List.
Rico Derell Sterling, 24, and Keith Jamar Thomas, 25, both of Knoxville, are wanted by the TBI, and the Cocke County Sheriff's Office for one count of Felony Murder, one count of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery, and one count of Attempted Aggravated Robbery.
Investigators said Sterling and Thomas were involved in a robbery in Newport that left one man dead. The two, along with James Michael Brewer, 27, of Cosby, went to the home on Leaf Way on June 1, 2012. While Sterling and Thomas were inside the house, there was a struggle where one victim was killed. Another man received a head injury, but he survived.
After a lengthy investigation, indictments were returned against all three men on January 9. Brewer was arrested in Newport on January 23 and charged with Felony Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery and Attempted Aggravated Robbery.
Rico Sterling's last known address was 2214 Virginia Avenue in Knoxville. He is described as a black male, approximately 5'9" and 162 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. Sterling has a criminal history of traffic charges
Keith Thomas' last known address was 7326 Beech Leaf Road in Knoxville. He is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" and 156 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. Thomas has a criminal history of traffic, drug and assault
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rico Derell Sterling or Keith Jamar Thomas should call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to their arrests.