PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg Police on Sunday arrested a suspect in a double murder that occurred in a motel on Friday, April 3.
Marcus Harmon of Petersburg was arrested Sunday after police worked through the Easter weekend to investigate the case. Authorities said Harmon, 23, faces first-degree murder charges and several firearm violations, including possession of a gun as a convicted felon.
Around 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, Petersburg police were dispatched to the Loyalty Inn at 25 S. Crater Rd. for a reported shooting. Authorities said inside one of the motel rooms, police found the bodies of William Thurston III, 39, of Chesterfield and Kimberly Eledge, whose last known address was in Richmond, according to authorities. Both victims had been shot.