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December 6, 2012

Windsor Couple Arrested in Kentucky

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — December  5,  2012  -  Late  this afternoon John L. Cunningham, 41, and his wife,  Janet S. Cunningham, 43, were taken into custody without incident by Kentucky  State  Police  and  U.S. Marshals  near  Madisonville, Kentucky.

After  an  extensive  manhunt  began  late Monday  night leading police to locations  in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, the couple was found sleeping in  a  stolen  pickup  truck  at  a truck  stop  near  Madisonville.  

The Cunninghams  fled  southern  Illinois  Monday night after a male victim was shot  during  an  incident  in  Johnson  County. The victim has since been treated  and  released  from the hospital. 

The Cunninghams, both convicted felons,  are  persons  of interest  in  the shooting and are being held on Johnson County  charges  of  aggravated  vehicular  hijacking, aggravated battery  with  a  firearm  and  unlawful  possession of weapon by a felon.

Additional charges are anticipated.

 The public is reminded that information contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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