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