Two men wanted for questioning about the shooting of a Russell County sheriff's deputy were arrested Thursday afternoon in Wise County, Va., law enforcement officials said.
Shawn Keith Durham, 24, of Lincoln County, and Michael Wayne Durham, 23, of Madison County were arrested in Virginia about 3 p.m. Thursday, said Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott. The two were charged in connection with break-ins in Virginia.
Also, two televisions taken from a home in Boyle County earlier this week were found in the car the men were driving, police said. Elliott said the car will be processed to see if it can be linked to the shooting of Russell County Deputy Sheriff Cary York.
Early Wednesday, York, 35, stopped a car with tinted windows and no visible license plate on a road near Wolf Creek Dam. As he approached the car, someone inside shot at him, hitting him at least three times in the protective vest he was wearing, state police said.
The vest kept York from being badly wounded or killed. He ran behind his cruiser and fired back at the assailant, who fled. York hurt his ankle while trying to take cover and was not able to pursue the vehicle.
The men were wanted in Boyle County on charges of robbery, assault, kidnapping and theft from a separate incident, according to Kentucky State Police.