A fugitive from New Mexico featured on the America's Most Wanted television show was arrested in Danville on Monday night.
Phillip Ed Harrison was wanted in a fatal shooting in Hobbs, N.M., in September. He had outstanding charges of second-degree murder, aggravated battery, felon in possession of a firearm, and assault with intent to commit a felony, according to a news release from Danville police.
Police said they didn't know how long Harrison had been in Danville but that he was leasing and working at Pleasurable Pain Tattoo Shop, 400 Finn Hill Drive. He also leased a building next door, at 200 Finn Hill Drive, where he lived.
Sgt. Patrick McQueen said police received several tips after America's Most Wanted featured Harrison on Saturday. At least one of the tipsters had been tattooed by Harrison, police said.
After confirming that the New Mexico warrants were active and checking with Harrison's landlord, Rodney Finn, to verify Harrison's identity, officers arrested Harrison about 10 p.m. Monday.
Pleasurable Pain was also the name of Harrison's tattoo parlor in New Mexico. McQueen said Harrison asked his landlord about changing the name of the Danville tattoo parlor after the episode of America's Most Wanted aired.
"He knew it was something that was going to be used to identify him," McQueen said.
McQueen said Harrison is not facing any additional charges in Danville. A woman found living with Harrison was not charged and had no outstanding warrants, McQueen said.
Harrison was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center. The out-of-state bond total is $73,000.
Harrison is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Court clerks said it would be up to a judge to decide whether an extradition hearing would be held immediately or would be scheduled for a later time.
According to the America's Most Wanted Web site, the warrants on Harrison stemmed from a fight involving several people at his tattoo shop in New Mexico. Harrison is accused of shooting a man named Orlando Martinez in the head during the altercation.