A Taylorsville teenager charged with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted murder in Gaston County was apprehended in Wilkesboro early Monday morning, said Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris.
Garris said Michael Shane Barnes, who turned 19 on Saturday, was taken into custody without incident about 12:22 a.m. Monday in the Quality Inn parking lot at 1206 River Street.
Officers from the Wilkesboro and Taylorsville police departments and the Alexander Sheriff’s Office were present when Barnes was apprehended.
Garris said the Alexander Sheriff’s Office notified his department Monday morning and said Barnes possibly was in Wilkesboro.
The officers from Alexander met with Wilkesboro officers in Wilkesboro and they located the car Barnes was supposed to be driving in the Quality Inn parking lot, said Garris.
He said Barnes was accompanied by a juvenile female when he was taken into custody. Alexander Sheriff Chris Bowman said the female is 16 years old.
Officers from the Gaston County Police Department took Barnes into custody for transport to Gastonia later Monday morning while he was being held here.
Barnes is charged in connection with a shooting in which two men died and a third was wounded late on the night of Feb. 18. Authorities said Barnes was considered armed and dangerous when he was being sought.
Found deceased at the scene of the shooting near the intersection of Lowery Wood Road and Lewis Farm Road between Bessemer City and Kings Mountain were Lucas “Luke” Gibby, 22, of Bessemer City and Adam Kale Wood, 19, of Kings Mountain.
About two hours later, Todd Payton Lee Waggoner, 21, of Winston-Salem arrived at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem with non-life threatening injuries.
The Gaston Gazette reported that Waggoner told investigators he had been at the scene of a double shooting at Lowery Wood and Lewis Farm roads.