x
Breaking News
More () »

Memphis News & Weather | Memphis, TN | WATN - localmemphis.com

UPDATE: Memphis man on TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list captured

Eric Balken was wanted for several charges in Memphis and Shelby County.
Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Eric Balken

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man who was on the TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list has been arrested.

35-year-old Eric Balkin was caught in Fort Wayne, Indiana, while working at a construction site.

Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Balkin was wanted by Memphis Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 13 counts of aggravated robbery, 9 counts of aggravated assault, and 1 count of intentionally evading arrest in an automobile.

The TBI says Balkin is also wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for assault and the United States Marshals Service for a probation violation on a prior robbery charge.

RELATED: Memphis man & girl indicted for murder, accused of robbing and killing man for $20

RELATED: Teen arrested and charged in June 10th shooting death of man in southeast Memphis

RELATED: MPD investigating a deadly shooting of teen in connection with an an attempted robbery