The person of interest in a local teacher's death has a violent past.
Police continue to search for Lloyd Warren Jr. Investigators say he lived with the victim, Dr. Madalyn Carey, who was found with a gunshot wound inside a burning home.
It's been two days since firefighters fought a house fire on Duxton Drive in Chester, only to find the body of a woman who had been shot. Her family identified her as Dr. Carey, a teacher at Virginia College.
Court documents show two other women also knew Warren - and feared him. The reports by these women describe a disturbing trend of violence.
In 1996, a Chesterfield woman who lived with Warren says he cut her off on the highway. She writes that, when she pulled over, "with a cigarette in his fist, (he) punched me in the face burning my cheek."
About a decade later, another protective order was filed in Powhatan by an ex-girlfriend. She writes it started with "a verbal altercation on the phone." When she got home with her children, she said she smelled gasoline and called police. She writes an "arson investigation took place. He had put gas on my blankets and pillows and...outside the home." There had been other incidents. It ends with, "I fear for myself and my kids."
It's not clear what the relationship was between Warren and Carey, but her family says they didn't know him.
Carey's family says there will be a memorial Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. It's open to the public and will be held at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Emporia. They say they are holding onto their faith right now and hope Warren turns himself in so they can have some closure.
According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, Warren was a corrections officer in Nottoway County until April 2011. The department would not say why he stopped working there.
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