Louisiana suspect in killing of 5 captured in Virginia after manhunt, police say

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A 21-year-old man wanted for killing five people, including his girlfriend and parents, was captured after an intense manhunt that spanned several states, authorities in Louisianaannounced Sunday.

Deputies arrested Dakota Theriot when he pulled up to his grandmother’s house near Richmond, in Virgina, Sunday morning, Richmond County Sheriff Stephan B. Smith told The Associated Press. The grandmother had asked deputies to check on the house to see if it was safe to return after spending the night in a hotel. She checked into the hotel fearful her grandson show up.

Smith said Theriot had a gun on him but he dropped it and was taken into custody without incident.

“He will be transported back to Ascension Parish at a later date and booked on two counts of first-degree murder, home invasion, and illegal use of weapons,” Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said.


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