Suspected cop killer arrested with no struggle

Ian McCarthy found in Ulrich, Missouri

Marc LaVoie
August 08, 2017 - 7:36 am

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

Missouri 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.


Chris Michael says his brother got his "dream job" when he joined the police force. 

Chris Michael, says his family was aware that the officer could be hurt but didn't believe it would happen in Clinton, a town of just 9,000 people.

He says his brother always wanted to serve the public.

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