A suspect is in custody in 3 Madison County murders
The Madison County Sheriff’s office continues its investigation into three murders. A suspect is in custody.
23 year-old Rashad Riddick, a relative of the victims, was arrested Sunday in Tidewater.
Weaver: We started tracking Mr. Riddick by pinging his phone; we traced him around in the area of Hampton Roads, Newport News, and finally, the last ping, he was identified as being at the Econolodge.
Madison County Sheriff Eric Weaver explained that county and State Police investigators had no trouble finding their suspect.
Weaver: They were in the main lobby and he actually walked into the lobby and the arrest was made without incident.
A truck belonging to one of the victims, James Jackson, was recovered. The bodies of 55 year-old Jackson, his 53 year-old wife Karen, and a step-daughter, 26 year-old Chantel Davis, were discovered on Saturday morning. Riddick, Jackson’s sister’s son, had apparently been staying at the home doing odd jobs, for about a week.
John Ogle, WCVE News