- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - North Little Rock police arrested a Scott man early Wednesday in the shooting death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend late last month.

Quenton King, 36, was being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center awaiting an arraignment hearing scheduled for Thursday, when police said they will charge him with two counts of capital murder in the shooting death of Megan Price, 36, and her unborn child.

Price was eight months pregnant when she was killed, North Little Rock Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Dedrick. Police found her dead at her home on June 28, according to police reports.

King’s attorney Ron Davis said his client was contacted by police late after 11 p.m. Tuesday and turned himself in to detectives a short time later. He said his client is cooperating and has denied involvement in the shooting.

“At this point we have not seen the affidavit they used to issue the warrant, so we are not aware of what the state is alleging to make this arrest,” Davis said. “Mr. King vehemently denies any knowledge or involvement in anything related to these homicides.”

Court records and police reports show a tumultuous relationship between King and Price lasting more than a decade.

King was charged with arson, terroristic threatening and attempted capital murder in 2011 after someone set fire to Price’s Little Rock house with her two daughters inside two nights in a row. Price originally told police that she saw King running from her house on the second night, but later told prosecutors in court that she did not know who she saw running away.

The charges against King were dropped.

In all Price and King filed requests for four orders of protection against one another, alleging domestic abuse, according to court records. Three of those requests - two from Price, one from King - were dropped.

Price requested and received a temporary order of protection against King after the arson allegation in 2011 that lasted through November 2012. She accused King of violating the order at least once, filing a police report in 2012 alleging he was following her after she left work.

Price accused King of various offenses in a half dozen other reports filed between 2004 and 2012, but King was never prosecuted. King filed a report against Price in 2012, but she was never charged.


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