A Pennsylvania man wanted for questioning in connection with the deaths of his stepmother and brother was apprehended on Wednesday afternoon in Charleston, West Virginia.
According to Lt. Autumn Davis of the Charleston Police Department, authorities arrested Turner at the Charleston Greyhound bus station off of Reynolds Street, at around 1 p.m. The suspect missed a bus connection to Eerie, Pennsylvania, which gave two detectives enough time to nab him.
Turner was arrested on an unrelated warrant for armed robbery, as well as charges of being a fugitive from justice.
WBAZ 3 reports that Turner was taken to a local hospital for injuries, although it’s unclear when or how he was injured.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 21-year-old Turner is a person of interest in the double homicide deaths of Shannon Whitman, 49, and her 10-year-old son. A family member found the victims dead on Saturday, inside their Crawford County home.
Police said mom and son were killed at some point between 6:50 and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Both were victims of foul play.
Turner hasn’t been charged with the victims’ deaths yet, but he’s wanted for questioning and also wanted on outstanding charges of “terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and disorderly conduct,” The Meadville Tribune reports.
On Tuesday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced that someone spotted Turner in St. Johns. He’s been known to have contacts there. However, the sheriff’s office updated its Facebook page on Wednesday to reflect that authorities no longer believe Turner is in the area.
Investigators in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Erie, said Turner may have driven his stepmother’s car to a local gas station, where allegedly pulled off an armed robbery. No one was injured but the suspect used a black handgun to rob the store.
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