Police Chief Ralph Dance said James Myers, 51, of Box Road, was taken into custody without incident at a residence on County Road 738 west of Corinth around 9:15 a.m.
He is the suspect in the July 29 shooting of Dawn Kiddy, 38, and Ryan Gahagan, 28. Gahagan remains hospitalized at Regional One Health in Memphis in serious condition, while Kiddy has been released from Regional One, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Also involved in the arrest were the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Dance said an anonymous tip to MDOC led to the arrest of Myers, whom the police department had been seeking.
Warrants had been issued for his arrest for aggravated assault. Dance said those charges are being upgraded to attempted murder. He will also face a grand larceny charge.
“He was in possession of a stolen truck that came up missing the same night as the shooting, which we did believe was tied to that,” said Dance.
Police hope to establish a motive for the shooting after questioning Myers.
The shooting was reported at 12:52 a.m. July 29 at 907 West Third Street, where Gahagan resides.