Triple Murder Suspect Arrested in Pennsylvania

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UPDATE 6/7: State police in Pennsylvania say they caught a West Virginia murder suspect on Interstate 81 near Harrisburg. Police say a trooper found 30 year old Keith Jeffers of Dunbar, West Virginia, around 9:30 Tuesda night after his car broke down along the highway in Lower Paxton Township in Dauphin County. Police say Jeffers is being held in Harrisburg today.

Jeffers, was wanted in connection with the shooting of five people in Amandaville early Tuesday morning. Three people died.

The shootings took place around 3 a.m. Tuesday on Mary Street in Amandaville. Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford identified the victims as 47-year-old Dennis Lovejoy, 31-year-old Amanda Ingram Walker of St. Albans and 46-year-old Gregory Childress from Culloden. Lovejoy was one of the owners of the home on Mary Street.
Jeffers, who goes by the street name of Little, faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of malicious wounding. Officials say Jeffers is originally from New York but has lived in this area for three or four years. Jeffers was believed to be driving a small white car that witnesses saw leaving the scene.

Two men, James Adkins of St. Albans and Jerry Allen of Dunbar. Allen, suffered gunshot wounds. Allen is in critical condition. Adkins
is still being evaluated there. A third man was injured while trying to escape. Dave Taylor was treated and released from Thomas Memorial Hospital.
Sheriff's deputies won't speculate on a motive, but family members tell us they believe drugs were definitely involved.
Stay tuned to NewsChannel 3 this evening for the latest information.

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