Forty-five-year-old Arthur Mims of Duncan is being charged with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill and arson after he shot and killed his wife, 36-year-old Dawn Mims, injured his 16-year-old stepdaughter and set the house on fire early Tuesday morning.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said Mims was captured after a high-speed chase and a four-hour standoff on Interstate 85 in Lexington, North Carolina.
Cherokee County saw him on I-85 and the Highway Patrol got involved. North Carolina authorities picked it up and the chase continued above Charlotte. He said he wasn’t going in alive.
Authorities say Mims was transported to a hospital for treatment after he drank bleach. His 16-year-old stepdaughter is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.