Kameron Leslie arrested in Jacksonville, Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WDEF) – Kameron Leslie waived his first appearance before a judge in Florida on Thursday.

The Chattanooga man is suspected of strangling a young mother in Hixson back in January.

That crime got Leslie put on the TBI Most Wanted List.

U. S. Marshals picked him up last night at a gas station, where sources believe he has been hiding out since fleeing Chattanooga.

We’ve spoken to the mother of victim Taja Whiteside before about the case.

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Taja Whiteside

After the arrest, Sharon Claridy says she’s glad it’s over.

“I’m just glad the monster is off the street. I’ve said it before…I’m afraid he’ll do this to someone else’s daughter..and I’m just glad they got him.”

Here is last night’s story from former News 12 Now Reporter Eric Avanier, who now works in Jacksonville.

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