Fugitive from "America's Most Wanted" arrested in Kentucky

Kentucky investigators say they have caught up with a fugitive who was seen over the weekend on "America's Most Wanted."

They say Phillip Ed Harrison was hiding out in Danville after murdering someone in September 2009 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Police say someone who had gotten a tattoo at the Pleasurable Pain tattoo shop on Finn Hill Drive recognized Harrison, who was featured on "America's Most Wanted" this past Saturday.

Police in New Mexico say Harrison shot a man in the head after a fight in his shop there, killing him.

That parlor in New Mexico was also called Pleasurable Pain.

Harrison was wanted for second-degree murder, aggravated battery and assault.

At first, police ruled the shooting self defense, but after talking to the victim's friends, they changed the charge to murder.

After his arrest Monday night, Harrison told his landlord that he only left because he feared retribution for the shooting, and that when he left it was still being called self defense.

"He didn't know, sometimes you're in a bad situation," Rodney Finn, Harrison's landlord said. "You don't mention it to anybody, you just go on. I'm sure he was as shocked as everybody else around here."

He is now being held in the Boyle County Regional Jail. He's now waiting for a extradition hearing to see if he'll be sent back to New Mexico.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus