CRAWFORD COUNTY, Pa. - A man identified as a person of interest in a double murder in Crawford County was arrested in West Virginia on an unrelated charge.
Channel 11 has confirmed that Jack Turner, 21, was taken into custody in Charleston on a robbery charge.
U.S. Marshals say they got a tip suspect was dropped off at #Jacksonville Greyhound yesterday morning. They say he bought a ticket back to Erie, PA, but missed a connection in Charleston. That's when they say they took him in without incident. @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/Isv1Zu5rq7— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) August 14, 2019
Turner is a suspect in the double murder of his step-mother, Shannon Whitman, and 10-year-old half-brother. They were found by a family member shot to death inside a home.
Police said a large manhunt ensued, including areas in nearby Mercer County. Word quickly spread of Turner being on the run and police said he had stolen the woman's car. Police added he was seen robbing a gas station in Erie just hours after the murders.
HOMICIDE POI SOUGHT: The man pictured is being sought for a Double Homicide out of Pennsylvania. Jack Elijah Turner, was confirmed in 3 sightings in the St. Augustine area today. If you have any information of his whereabouts call 911 immediately! Considered Armed and Dangerous! pic.twitter.com/Wro5K31Vqc— SJSO (@SJSOPIO) August 14, 2019
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office out of Saint Augustine, Florida reported there were three confirmed sightings of Turner in the area Tuesday. They warned people nearby that he is considered armed and dangerous.
Turner was taken into custody in West Virginia on Wednesday.
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