CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police say they have captured a suspect in the fatal shootings Friday of a mother and three children at a home in Virginia.
The bodies were discovered in the morning by police after they responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in Chester, south of Richmond.
Chesterfield County police identified the victims as JoAnna Cottle, 39, and her three children, Kaelyn Parson, 13; Kinsey Cottle, 4; and Jayson Cottle, 4.
They later apprehended a suspect — Cottle's former boyfriend, Jonah Adams, 35 — near his home in Waldorf, Maryland. In a news release, police said Adams is the father of Kinsey and Jayson Cottle.
Detectives have warrants for Adams on four counts of first-degree murder. Adams was apprehended by agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was in custody in Maryland.
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It was not immediately clear if Adams had retained an attorney to represent him. The case had not been entered into Maryland's electronic court records system as of late Friday afternoon.