Man Wanted in Connection to Crawford County Double Murder Arrested in West Virginia
After a nationwide manhunt, the suspect wanted in connection to a double murder in Crawford County is now in police custody in Charleston, West Virginia.
Erie News Now has learned Jack Turner, 21, of Cochranton, was arrested by police without incident at a Greyhound bus station in Charleston around 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Turner left the Jacksonville, Fla. area on a bus and was heading back to Pennsylvania, according to reports. When he changed buses in Charleston, West Virginia, law enforcement took him into custody.
Turner is a person of interest for the killing of his stepmother - Shannon Whitman, 49 - and his 10-year-old half-brother Saturday night.
The Crawford County Coroner said both victims were shot once in the head. Their bodies were found by family Saturday at a home in Randolph Township.
Turner was wanted on a warrant for the theft of Whitman's car. Millcreek Police said he is the suspect in an armed robbery Monday morning at the Kwik Fill on W. 38 and Sterrettania Rd.
State Police told Erie News Now they had been monitoring the social media accounts of Turner, which included several profanity-laced posts on Facebook as recently as Tuesday, in an attempt to pinpoint his location.
He allegedly posted one on Saturday, where he apologized to family and friends. Another one posted Tuesday denies the crimes.
Turner appears before judge in West Virginia courtroom