Allen was taken into custody around 9 p.m. Sunday on the Lewis County charges.
John Jamison, 47, was shot in the upper jaw, arm and torso at his Montgomery Road residence by an unknown man, according to Lewis County Sheriff Bill Lewis. His wife told officers the assailant came to the door of their home.
Dana Jamison, said she answered the door of their home when an unidentified person described as a black male asked for her husband. Dana Jamison said when John Jamison came to the door, the two men got into a fight on the porch which resulted in the shooting.
Stone said the assailant was carrying a 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Lewis County Sheriff Bill Lewis said it is believed Jamison returned fire, striking the suspect in the face, and according to Durham County officials, Allen had substantial injury to his face when he was taken into custody.
One arrest had already been made in the incident. Gary Robinson, 62, of Ashland, Ky., was arrested the day of the shooting, by Deputy Dwayne Stone.
Robinson and Jamison’s wife, Dana, have a child together, and officers received information Robinson was to pick up the child from school.
Officers were waiting for Robinson at the school but he reportedly saw them and never turned into the parking lot. A Kentucky State trooper stopped Robinson, and he was served with a warrant and arrested by Stone just inside the Greenup County line.
Allen will remain detained in North Carolina, pending an extradition hearing. He will then be transported by the Lewis County Sheriff Department to Kentucky for formal arraignment on the charges.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232 or email@example.com