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Man wanted in double shooting arrested

Jessamine County Sheriff's deputies captured Joe Cartwright Tuesday at 1:00PM at his home. Police say he went without incident.
Police say he will be charged with assault and wanton endangerment along with fleeing and evading.
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Police continue to look for a man who shot two people during an altercation overnight. Jessamine County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Sugar Creek Pike where they found two people with gunshots wounds. The sheriff's department is actively looking for Joe Cartwright, the man suspected of pulling the trigger. Police say the rural area made it easy for Cartwright to get away.

Cartwright got away from deputies after running into the field near the home where the shooting happened. Tuesday morning police were actively searching for him, even using a helicopter to try to track him down. "We've got a perimeter set up, to try to contain him. We feel like he's pretty close to the area" said Deputy Sheriff Larry Oliver.

Police say the two people were shot in a truck while driving away from the home. The shooting apparently resulted from an argument.
Justin Perkins was shot in the head, face and neck with five bird shot pellets. Cartwright's sister, Kristen Cartwright, was also in the car and was shot as well. Carwright was treated at the seen by EMS while Perkins was treated and released from UK hospital.


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