He is accused of killing his girlfriend, 35-year-old Jessica Morgan.
Morgan's body was found inside her SUV in the town of Stedman on May 29. A passerby noticed the vehicle had been parked along Shelton Beard Road for quite some time and called authorities.
Manuel was found inside a home in College Park, Georgia Tuesday around 11:50 a.m.
He is being held without bond, pending extradition to North Carolina to face murder charges.