Kenneth Lankford

A former Moab man has been arrested on charges of fatally shooting two women about 5 miles apart in the Black Forest neighborhood northeast of Colorado Springs. He is also accused of wounding the husband of one of the victims.

Kenneth Foy Lankford, 46, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 10 after a chase in a vehicle and on foot, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement.

Terry Lankford and Carol Joan Fowler, both 51, were killed Saturday and were found in separate houses.

Fowler’s husband, Thomas Edwyn Fowler, 52, was wounded and hospitalized. The nature and extent of his injuries were not disclosed but the sheriff’s department described his condition as stable.

The Colorado Springs Gazette identified the Lankfords as husband and wife.

Kenneth Lankford was being held without bail at the El Paso County jail on two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and assault.

Investigators have not publicly discussed a motive. A sheriff’s spokesman did not immediately return a phone call Monday.

According to Colorado court records, Kenneth Lankford was a previous offender who was barred from possessing weapons.

Lankford was on the Utah Most Wanted List after he evaded officers near the Moab sloughs in 2005.

He served over seven years in Utah prisons for aggravated assault and burglary, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor drug charges. He was most recently released from the Utah Department of Correction in October 2008, said spokesman Stephen Gehrke.

Lankford attended Grand County High School.