Bureau agents and Independence police officers served an arrest warrant at the Labette County Jail to 18-year-old James T. S. Gofourth of Independence.
The arrest warrant alleged that Gofourth committed two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Tyler Cook and 24-year-old Rodricus Dawson, and one count of attempted first-degree murder for injuring a 27-year-old Independence woman.
Gofourth was already in custody at the jail for suspected offenses unrelated to the Friday morning homicides.
The 27-year-old Independence woman hurt during this incident remains hospitalized.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME, or the Independence Police Department at 620-332-1700. Tips can also be submitted online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.