A Cherokee County woman who was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” was captured in Florida over the weekend, authorities said.
Karen Lynn King was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Indian River County on Saturday night at her current boyfriend’s home. She was wanted on charges of aggravated assault with intent to murder, aggravated battery with disfigurement and kidnapping with bodily injury, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The 52-year-old King is accused of ordering five men to attack her then-boyfriend, Lyndon Smith, who was nearly beaten to death at her Cherokee County home in March 2012, 95.5 FM and AM 750 News/Talk WSB reported. The men were allegedly supposed to dump Smith’s body across the state line, but they never made it.
“Once in Alabama, the vehicle was stopped by Alabama authorities and the victim was discovered in the trunk,” Lt. Jamie Gianfala with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office told the radio station. The man was severely beaten.
The tip that lead to King’s arrest was called in to the “America’s Most Wanted” hotline, according to its website.
King is in custody at the Indian River County Jail pending extradition. She was the last of the suspects in the case, which include her three sons, to be arrested.