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Arkansas fugitive arrested in Paducah, KY

Joel D. Cheirs (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Joel D. Cheirs (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

An Arkansas fugitive was caught in Paducah, Kentucky on Monday, June 22.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Joel D. Cheirs, 44, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was arrested after a days-long investigation by the U.S. Marshals and the sheriff's department.

They say an arrest warrant was signed by a judge in Little Rock on June 5, charging Cheirs with first degree domestic battery.

The warrant was written after Cheirs allegedly used a handheld stun gun on a female acquaintance in Little Rock, then allegedly stabbed her in the neck. He also allegedly used the stun gun on another woman as he was leaving the scene.

U.S. Marshals received information that Cheirs may have fled to Kentucky, and more specifically to the Paducah area.

Sheriff's detectives and the U.S. Marshals worked together over the next few days to find Cheirs. After watching an apartment at Black Oak Apartments on Jefferson Street, he was spotted and arrested at around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, June 22.

Cheirs was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Extradition proceedings are expected to be held within a few days.

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