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Accused cop Killer Ian McCarthy captured

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. –Authorities say a man charged with killing a Clinton, Missouri, police officer during a traffic stop has been arrested.

Missuri State Highway Patrol dispatchers say 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton was taken into custody Tuesday night in Henry County. McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop Sunday night.

Authorities said earlier Tuesday that a search of a house in the small town of Chilhowee, about 25 miles northwest of Clinton, came up empty.

More than 100 local, county and state law enforcement officers had been searching for McCarthy.

Authorities had been searching for a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Clinton, Missouri, police officer say a search of a house about 25 miles northwest in tiny Chilhowee came up empty.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe told reporters Tuesday afternoon that officers converged on the house to follow up on a lead, much as they’d searched another home, woods and school buses earlier in the day in search for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton.

But Lowe says a search of the residence failed to turn up McCarthy.