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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 12:00 am

A man listed among Tennessee's Ten Most Wanted list, was arrested in Brownsville over the weekend.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Michael Scott Henry, 37, of Ripley, Tenn., at the Gateway International Bridge on Sunday afternoon as he walked across the bridge with a dog and a bag of clothes.

Authorities say Henry told officers he sold the Ford Bronco he drove when he fled Tennessee.

Henry is accused of killing Jason Powledge in Henry's apartment, sometime between March 9 and the morning of March 10, 2009. He admitt to the killer, authorities say, then fled the area. He was added to TBI's Top Ten list last Wednesday.

Henry was wanted for the March 9, 2009, stabbing death of a man in Lauderdale County.

CBP officer say while doing a background check on Henry, they discovered the outstanding arrest warrant from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations for second degree murder.

Henry was arrested and turned over to the Cameron County Sheriff's Department to await extradition.

In addition to the murder charge, Henry's criminal history included armed robbery, domestic assault, public intoxication and passing bad checks.

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