Cherokee County double murder suspect in custody

Jeffrey Wilcox Jr.
photo Jeffrey Wilcox Jr.

The Alabama man on the run since Sunday in a double-homicide and kidnapping case in Cherokee County, Ala., has been captured in the town of Centre, not far from where the killings occurred.

Jeffrey Alan Wilcox Jr., 30, the suspect of a double homicide and kidnapping that occurred in the Tennala community early Sunday afternoon, is in custody, according to a statement from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver.

Wilcox was taken into custody after a motorist reported a sighting of a vehicle matching the description of the Wilcox's Chevrolet Silverado on U.S. Highway 411 in Centre and called 911, Shaver said.

Dispatchers alerted Centre Police officers who started to follow Wilcox's truck.