A former Kentucky police officer was arrested over the weekend on a 1994 double murder charge, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning.
Edward Carter, 43, was taken into custody without incident at the Days Inn motel off Bards Road and Interstate 71 in Deerfield Township early Saturday, said Lt. Eric Johnson.
Carter, who has been living in Mason, was one of three men indicted Friday by a Christian County grand jury in the shooting and stabbing deaths of two prostitutes inside a massage parlor in 1994 in Oak Grove, Ky., where he used to work as a police officer.
Warren County sheriff’s detectives were able to establish, with the use of the License Plate Reader system (LPS), that Carter was in Mason in August of this year.
They tracked his sport utility vehicle to the motel parking lot and responded there with a SWAT team, Johnson said.
Authorities called into the motel room, waking Carter. He was unarmed and alone and surrendered without incident.
He is held at the Warren County jail on two counts of murder, awaiting extradition to Kentucky.