A 36-year-old man is being charged with two counts of homicide, after police say two girls had been discovered shot to dying in a Manassas, Virginia condo.

New particulars emerged Wednesday about what led Prince William County police to cost a 36-year-old man with two counts of homicide, after two girls had been discovered shot to dying in a Manassas, Virginia condo.

It began early Tuesday morning at roughly 12:45 a.m., when a person reported an armed carjacker stole his Toyota Camry in Manassas, in keeping with a news release from police. Police had been already within the space, after getting a separate name a few man with a gun.

Prince William County police entered the knowledge into the National Crime Information Center/Virginia Criminal Information Network database. The national database is used to enter or seek for details about needed or lacking individuals, stolen property, felony histories and to entry the National Sex Offender Registry.

Several hours after county police entered the knowledge, police mentioned they had been knowledgeable a person, Edward James Jackson Bland, 36, of Manassas, was being detained in Shenandoah County.

According to police, the Toyota that Jackson Bland was driving “grew to become inoperable” within the space of Interstate 66 and Interstate 81, and he walked to a close-by comfort retailer.

“The automobile was situated on Stoney Creek Road, in Edinburg, simply west of I-81,” Major Kolter Stroop, with Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, who mentioned the comfort retailer was situated “on the Shell station on Stoney Creek Road.”

While present know-how permits regulation enforcement to remotely disable a stolen automotive, Kolter mentioned “To our information the automobile was not disabled by something digital, however the driver might have been having some kind of car points.”

Investigators had been notified, they usually confirmed the automobile had been stolen from Prince William County. Jackson Bland was detained, police mentioned.

“During the investigation, extra info was realized prompting concern and a welfare examine at an condo on Porter Ridge Lane in Manassas,” in keeping with information launch from Prince William County Police.

When no one answered the door, police mentioned officers compelled their method in simply after 5 a.m. and located the our bodies of 34-year-old Leann Renee Harris and 22-year-old Asia Payne. Both had been shot to dying.

Jackson Bland was arrested and charged with two counts of homicide, carjacking, plus three counts of use of a firearm within the fee of a felony.

“He was arrested with out incident,” mentioned Stroop.

Jackson Bland stays in custody in Shenandoah County.

The girls who had been killed are each from Manassas, police mentioned.

Prince William County police mentioned Jackson Bland and the 2 victims knew one another, however none of them lived within the condo the place Harris and Payne had been killed. Police haven’t publicly launched a potential motive.

Prince William County Lieutenant Jonathan Perok mentioned whether or not the gun used within the armed carjacking was much like the caliber of weapon used within the deadly shootings continues to be underneath investigation.

Online courtroom information don’t mirror when Bland Jackson will make his first courtroom look in Prince William County.

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