The man wanted for questioning in the death of New York horse trainer Ross Reisner has been captured in Tennessee. Brett Knight was arrested Wednesday in a joint operation by U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office.
The murder and attempted murder of Reisner’s life partner, Kevin Murray, on September 24, spurred a nationwide search for Knight. Reisner died of a gunshot to the chest after multiple shots were fired into the couple’s East Setauket home.
Authorities state Knight purchased a motorcycle and fled the area. They state he was “armed, volatile, and extremely dangerous.”
Knight was taken into custody inside a home where two handguns were recovered.
“We are very glad of the outcome of this investigation. The Marshals Service and the New York detectives were in constant communication throughout this long investigation and all precautions were taken in the apprehension,” stated Jimmy Fowler, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Knight is awaiting extradition to New York after signing a waiver.