Corinth Police Department Detective Dell Green told the Daily Corinthian that 30-year-old Jamar Allen was picked up Monday and was being held by the Milwaukee Police Department. He is awaiting extradition and Corinth police personnel will travel there to pick up the suspect.
Green was told no details on how the suspect was apprehended.
Allen faces two counts of aggravated assault, one count of shooting into a dwelling and another count of a firearm possession by a convicted felon.
Those charges stem from a Feb. 13 shooting on Mitchell Street.
Green said the suspect was originally from Wisconsin but has been in Corinth for about a year. A street address was still not available for Allen.
He is also wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault situation that happened in December. The suspect faces kidnapping and aggravated assault charges in that case.
The Feb. 13 shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. at 1219 Mitchell Street. Green identified the victims as Charity Payne, 28, of the same address, and her boyfriend, Larry Hope, 28, of Byhalia.
Payne and Hope were both hospitalized after the shooting. A four-year-old female who was also present at the home was unharmed.
Green said it appears Allen had been at Payne’s residence on Mitchell Street earlier in the evening, and a physical altercation occurred.
The shooter fled the scene on foot and law enforcement agencies have been looking for Allen since the shooting and the kidnapping situation on Dec. 21.
The victim in that case told police he was physically assaulted and held at a residence for approximately five hours by Allen and another subject after a verbal disagreement and threats to kill him. He was able to escape.
The other suspect in the kidnapping case, Terence Alexander, 28, of Cass Street, Corinth, was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault, said Green.
(Staff writer Jebb Johnston contributed to this story.)