Police say a man wanted for killing an elderly Florida woman, who was possibly here in Eastern Carolina, is in custody in Richmond.
Cocoa, Florida police say Marcus Royal turned himself in to police in Richmond. Royal was wanted for Sunday's murder of 82-year-old Faye Jones in her Cocoa home.
On Monday police said that Royal might have been in Aurora and Beaufort County deputies had been alerted to be on the watch for the suspect.
Cocoa police say Royal walked into the Richmond Police Department and handed his identification to the chief of police, who was in the lobby at the time. Royal told the chief he was wanted in Florida for murder.
Police say the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Game Over Task Force, US Marshals, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Virginia PD have all played a part in the efforts to find Royal.
Cocoa investigators will be en route to Virginia to make contact with Royal.
Police in Florida say a man who they say killed an elderly woman a day after getting out of jail may be in Eastern Carolina.
Marcus Royal is suspected of killing an elderly woman Sunday morning in Cocoa, Florida. Police say 81-year-old Faye Jones was brutally attacked and murdered, while a neighbor who interrupted the crime was also attacked.
Police say the 32-year-old Royal could be in Aurora in Beaufort County and they have issued an arrest warrant with nationwide extradition for the man. Major Kenneth Watson with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are working with Florida authorities and the FBI after the report that Royal was in their county.
Royal may be driving the victim's car, a 2010 dark green Ford Fusion, with Florida tag N74 4PU. Police say the man should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Police say Royal has a history of assaulting elderly women that started when he was 14-years-old.