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Husband of murder victim arrested in another state in connection to a near-fatal shooting

husband of woman found dead over weekend arrested in another state on attempted murder charge
Source: Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Mega

Jul. 30 2021, Published 12:54 p.m. ET

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A North Carolina woman was the victim of a homicide and now police say her husband was arrested in another state in connection to a shooting.

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On July 23, the York County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina posted to their Facebook page announcing 56-year-old Melvin Eugene Cagle was wanted for attempted murder in connection to a shooting that took place around 6 a.m. on July 21.

On July 25, the York County Sheriff’s Office updated their post and stated Cagle was arrested in North Carolina.

Cagle was booked into Richmond County Jail around 1:30 a.m. on July 26 and is being held on a $500,000 bond, officials said.

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The twist in the case comes in the fact that Cagle was married to 53-year-old Lorie Ann Campbell Cagle, whose body was found around 12:30 a.m. on July 25 near an exit ramp of a Virginia highway, police said.

The Richmond Observer reported her death is being investigated as a homicide.


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Cagle’s charge in South Carolina is unrelated to his wife’s death.

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Cagle has no previous convictions in North Carolina, but court records list a disorderly conduct charge in 2018 and an open container violation in 1995 in South Carolina, authorities said.

He is scheduled to appear in a Montgomery County court on September 17 for several traffic infractions, including two counts of speeding and one count of reckless driving to endanger, police said.

Cagle is scheduled for a court appearance for the extradition to South Carolina on Aug. 25, officials said.


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