A man wanted on charges of shooting two people near Corbin was arrested Thursday morning in Knoxville, police said.
Knoxville police arrested James Bargo, 57, of Woodbine on charges of possession of prescription pills for resale and giving police a false name.
Bargo is charged in Kentucky with robbery and two counts of first-degree assault. He is accused of shooting Charity Carter, 30, and Harold Croley, 60, after finding them together in a Chevrolet SUV parked in a wooded area of Knox County Tuesday afternoon.
Bargo says Carter is his girlfriend. The shootings were related to that purported relationship, said Walt Meachum of the Kentucky State Police.
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Police said Bargo shot Carter and Croley multiple times. Police said on Tuesday that the two were flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday no information was available on their conditions.
Bargo fled after the shootings, police said.
Just after 10 a.m. Thursday, a man who said he recognized Bargo from photos in news reports called 911 to report the suspect was drinking coffee at a McDonald's in Knoxville, according to a release from police there.
When two officers went to the restaurant and talked to Bargo, he gave them false identification, according to the release.
However, the officers found other identification on Bargo that included his correct name. Bargo also had several types of pills in a bag, police said.
Bargo was being held in Knoxville Thursday. State police will seek to extradite him to Kentucky to face the shooting charges here, Meachum said.