The Charlotte Observer reports Connell Montigo Muskelly, 26, was arrested about 10:30 a.m. about two miles from where Johnny Peay was fatally shot about 4:15 a.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they believe the two knew each other. Muskelly was charged with murder.
Muskelly was arrested Aug. 27 and charged in Augusta with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction-gun, according to the newspaper. He has been charged several other times in recent years, The Observer reports.