The Union County Sheriff’s office announced Wednesday night it had made an arrest in connection to a triple homicide that happened in Marshville early Saturday morning.
Randall Hank Morrison, 24, of 1019 Landsford Road was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant issued through the magistrate’s office, deputies said.
Sheriff Eddie Cathey said Thursday investigators found evidence of Morrison inside the crime scene itself and also found evidence from the three victims at his grandmother’s home.
According to the arrest warrant released Thursday, Morrison took cellphones, a knife and display cases from the victims, which is how investigators identified him as a suspect.
But robbery may not have been Morrison’s only motive, deputies said, adding that there had been tension in the past between Overcash and Morrison.
“Certainly, they lived side by side in that house. There is some dissension between those victims and him,” Cathey said.
Cathey did not disclose the details that led to the arrest Wednesday night, but said that evidence that belonged to the three victims has been tied back to Morrison.
The three victims -- Ronnie Dale Overcash, Jerry Wayne Marsh and Crystal Dawn Hicks -- were found at the residence located at the Landsford Road residence, which is next door to the suspect's home.
Investigators have not said how the three were killed, but confirmed that a shotgun and a knife were used during the crime.
Overcash and Marsh were found inside the home. Hicks’ body was found in a wooded area outside the home.
Morrison’s mother, Linda, said she found Hicks’ body, then her son went inside and found the other two victims.
In an off-camera interview over the weekend, the accused man described the scene as extremely bloody. He said Hicks was his cousin.
Morrison has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Morrison is currently being held without bond at the Union County Jail pending a district court appearance on Aug. 7.