TBI: Jarret Heitmann captured in Louisiana; Makayla Stilwell still at large

Jarret Heitmann

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials have confirmed that one of two people wanted on attempted murder and robbery charges following a shooting in Kingsport on June 20 has been captured in Louisiana.

Jarret Heitmann

Back in June, we reported on Jarret Heitmann and Makayla Stilwell, a Kingsport couple accused of breaking into a home and kidnapping a woman in Mount Carmel and took the woman to a home in the Bloomingdale community in Kingsport.

That’s where officers said Heitmann shot Dustin Bishop, 34.

Makayla Stilwell

News Channel 11’s Jordan Moore told us just last week that state agents were looking for clues that would lead them to Heitmann and Stilwell.

According a TBI news release issued on Friday, Heitmann was arrested Thursday morning by officers with the New Orleans Police Department as a result of a shoplifting incident at a business on North Carrollton Avenue.

Heitmann is currently being held in the Orleans Parish Jail in Louisiana.

According to TBI, Stilwell is still at large.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

The following in the full release from the TBI:

A man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list in June is now in custody, after being arrested in Louisiana.

Jarret Cole Heitmann (DOB 6/30/92) had been wanted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face a number of charges, including Attempted Second Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery, in connection to a shooting incident that occurred on June 20th in Kingsport.  Additionally, he is also facing charges of Aggravated Kidnapping out of Hawkins County. Heitmann’s girlfriend, Makayla Stilwell, is also wanted in connection to this case. She has not yet been located.

On Thursday morning, Heitmann was arrested by officers with the New Orleans Police Department as a result of a shoplifting incident that occurred at a business on North Carrollton Avenue. He is currently being held in the Orleans Parish Jail in Louisiana.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Makayla Stilwell (DOB 4/6/95) is asked to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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