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Manhunt intensifies for fugitive after two known associates are arrested in Tennessee

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  Authorities in White House, Tennessee say they've arrested two known associates of a fugitive who's been on the run for five days,  after opening fire on law enforcement officers in Tennessee and Kentucky.

The two associates of Floyd Ray Cook were arrested after a chaotic scene at a small-town Tennessee gas station Wednesday night. But Cook's whereabouts remain unknown.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Miller says a U.S. Marshal spotted a car believed to be Cook's at the gas station in White House, Tennessee. As investigators approached, the driver rammed two police cruisers and narrowly missed an officer, who drew his gun and fired a shot at the car.

Police initially said the occupants of the car fired on officers, but have since said that is inaccurate. Interstate 65 was shut down while police looked for 35-year-old Katy McCarty and 50-year-old Troy Wayne, both are in custody.  They had reportedly been traveling with Cook.

The intense search for Cook began after he allegedly shot a police officer Saturday during a traffic stop in Tennessee.  He later fired several shots at a Tennessee state trooper. Cook has been convicted of rape and robbery and is now wanted for attempted murder. 

Cook is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees him should call 9-1-1 immediately.

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