Updated 07/12/2012 05:33 PM
Suspect charged in Marshville triple murder
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MARSHVILLE, N.C. -- A suspect is in custody for a triple murder in Union County. Randall Morrsion was arrested Wednesday night. He's accused of killing three people on Landsford Road in Marshville over the weekend.
Union County authorities call this case one of the most "intensive investigations" by the department in recent years. Working with the SBI and the district attorney's office to get justice for the victims and bring peace to the community. In this case, they say that justice came when they arrested Morrison, 24.
Morrison is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. In a press conference Thursday, Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey said Morrison is being held without bond. Cathey also said he believes Morrison may have had a motive and that he hasn't made a statement but has requested an attorney.
Morrison lived next door to where the victims were found. The bodies of 61-year-old Jerry Marsh, 61, Ronnie Overcash, 46, and Crystal Hicks, 38, were discovered on Saturday at a home on Landsford Drive.
"I've coached sports here several years. [I] know a lot of the children a lot of the parents. Something like this has never happened and it's quite shocking to know something like this happened a few hundred yards from the house," said Howard Green, a neighbor.
The Union County Sheriff's Office has not said how they were killed, but did say a shotgun and knife were used during the crime.