Suspect in W. Virginia murder, Washington Co. attempted homicide in custody

Suspect in West Virginia murder, Washington County attempted homicide in custody

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — A man wanted for murder and attempted homicide in West Virginia, as well as attempted homicide in Washington County, is in police custody, authorities said Tuesday.

Lyon, who was on the run for a week, was arrested with his girlfriend inside of a Belle Vernon hotel.

Police said he tried to murder his girlfriend's brother inside of a Union Township trailer last Monday, stabbing him in the neck, back and chest. Police said the stabbing came after an argument escalated with his girlfriend when she accused him of cheating.

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Police say that stabbing was only the beginning of his crime spree. They said he then drove a stolen car to West Virginia, where he shot and killed a man, and also shot a woman, who survived.

Lyon was wanted by the City of Monongahela Police Department, the Pennsylvania State police in Uniontown, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the United States marshals, officials said.

In court Tuesday, Lyon refused to sign the paperwork, saying he was innocent.

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