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Fugitive Arrested in Iowa Considered a Suspect in West Memphis Shooting

JANUARY 4, 2006 - Posted at 1:42 p.m. CST

 

MEMPHIS, TN - Two suspects were arrested in two states for two separate murders in Memphis.  One of the men was wanted for an Arkansas crime, too.

Christopher Harrison, 33, was arrested Tuesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on charges stemming from a 1999 murder at an apartment complex.

Quamine Antwon Jones, 22, also was arrested Tuesday in Harris County, Texas, in a November shooting at a truck stop.

Harrison is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Michael Jones on June 9, 1999, and has been on the run since 2000.

He is also accused of shooting at a car in August 2002 with a semi-automatic rifle in West Memphis.  Authorities say Harrison thought a person in the car was a drug dealer.  Instead, a woman and three children were inside.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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