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Officials: Man arrested in TN double homicide told victims' mother he'd just shot her 2 girls

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William Clyde Banner (Source: TBI) William Clyde Banner (Source: TBI)

Deputies said a man wanted in connection with a double homicide in Tennessee was captured in North Carolina Wednesday afternoon.

Officials with the Unicoi County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee said William "Clyde" Banner was captured in the Hot Springs area of Madison County, North Carolina.

He was taken into custody around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon along Highway 257 after using a card at a grocery store in that area.

Deputies said he had last been seen driving an 80's model full-size Chevrolet pickup truck with red primer on Lower Higgins Creek traveling towards Old Asheville Hwy.

Unicoi County Sheriff's Office had said earlier on Facebook that Banner is considered armed and dangerous. He was charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Officials shared during a press conference Wednesday evening that Banner had called his girlfriend and said he'd just shot her two girls. An aunt of the victims witnessed the entire incident.

Officials weren't certain if Banner's girlfriend or his girlfriend's sister had dialed 911, but deputies said when they responded to the scene on the 900 block Lower Higgins Creek Road, they found both women dead inside the home. Banner was also a resident at this address.

The victims were identified as 29-year-old Amy B. Jones and 34-year-old Donna K. Jones. Both were found in the living room of the home, dead from at least one gunshot wound to the head. The aunt who witnessed the fatal shooting told deputies she'd seen Banner fire a shotgun in the same room the victims were found in.

A witness said Banner had borrowed the shotgun the night before.

A BOLO was sent out for Banner, and a traffic stop led to his arrest. Officials said Banner was arrested without incident after using a flagged credit card.

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