MARSHALL COUNTY, MS (abc24.com) - How long will the search for fugitive Rico Fleming go on? Dozens of cops have been looking tirelessly for him 11 days now. They think the people who know the most aren't talking.
Fleming's wanted on almost a dozen different charges in both Tennessee and Mississippi, including the murder of a 16 year old Memphis girl in a drive by shooting Christmas morning.
The search for Fleming expanded across his home state Wednesday, January 4th, 2012. Fleming was officially added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list.
Investigators are counting on that helping end this manhunt.
The TBI listing includes a $1,000 reward. Everyone searching for Fleming hopes it helps nab him.
All the officers tracking Fleming haven't taken off a day since Christmas.
"We've interviewed multiple people, received a lot of calls, anonymous ones, tips," says Kelly McMillen with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.
Mississippi deputies are working with those in Tennessee and with U.S. Marshals.
Their hunt is covering the entire Mid-South. Now that Fleming's on the TBI's top 10 list, the entire state of Tennessee.
But so far, nothing. Authorities believe the people who know what they need to know aren't sharing.
"At this point in time, I believe he's with some people or a person that's not going to tell us," McMillen says.
Either they're afraid to talk, or they're helping Fleming hide. There's been no confirmed sighting of the 22-year-old since the drive-by shooting in Mississippi Christmas morning.
"We're waiting on that one chance, that one time we get enough information to make an arrest," McMillen tells abc24.com.
Until someone starts talking, deputies are prepared to put in even more time on the hunt.
"We're not at a stopping point," he says. "We're going to keep going. We're going to continue to go as much as we can, until we finally get to the end of it."