A 27-year-old Paterson, New Jersey man was arrested in Cherokee County on Wednesday in connection with a double shooting in New Jersey, authorities said.

According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Capt. Jay Baker:

Deputies with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office were contacted by U.S. Marshals Wednesday afternoon regarding a fugitive who might be in Cherokee County. The fugitive was 27-year-old David Talmadge, of Paterson, New Jersey. Talmadge is the suspect in a double shooting that occurred in Passaic County, New Jersey in 2019. One of the two men Talmadge is accused of shooting died after being shot. Talmadge had fled from authorities in Alabama on Wednesday morning, where it is believed he had been staying.

U.S. Marshals and Cherokee deputies found Talmadge at a home on Carriage Creek Road near Hobgood Park at approximately 7 p.m. Talmadge was arrested without incident. He remained in the Cherokee County jail Thursday morning awaiting transport back to New Jersey to face charges there.

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