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B R E A K I N G N E W S !Police Arrest Suspect In Quadruple Murder
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Also Contributing: Kallie Cart, Dave Benton
Reported: May. 26, 2012 10:05 PM EDT
Updated: May. 28, 2012 8:58 PM EDT
Camp , Nicholas County , West Virginia
During a press conference Monday evening, police say they arrested James Belknap just after 4:00 p.m. Monday in the Carl area of Nicholas County. He was arrested at a check point set up along Brushy Meadow Road near where the four murder victims were found.
Another man, Mark Haynes was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact and obstruction. They say Haynes was driving the Chevy S-10 that Belknap was riding in when he was arrested.
Both men are being held at the Summersville Detachment of the West Virginia State Police and are awaiting arraignment later this evening.
WV State Police tell Eyewitness News that the man wanted for a quadruple murder has been captured.
Police have been searching for James Belknap since Saturday when four family members were found killed in a wooded area of Nicholas County.
Eyewitness News will continue to update this story as we get more information. There is a press conference scheduled for 6:30 where police plan to release more information about his capture.
The bodies believed to be four missing people from Greenbrier County, including two children, have been found. Now police are looking for the man who they believe killed them.
State police say Steven Hendrix of Rainelle, his girlfriend Amber Martin and his two children, 6-year-old Dakota Hendrix and 4-year-old Kaylee Hendrix, were reported missing on Monday. They had not been seen since Saturday, May 19.
On Friday their missing vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Venture van, was found off of Brushy Meadow Creek Road, near Carl, in Nicholas County.
Police say no one was found around the vehicle but the condition of the van indicated that foul play was involved.
"The scene there was, well, I'm not going to even go into details. It was very graphic and this family had been victims of a violent crime," explained Sgt. Michael Baylous of the WV State Police.
Then this Saturday, while executing a search warrant, members of the West Virginia State Police found four bodies in a wooded area approximately one mile from where the van was found. The bodies are believed to be those of Hendrix, his girlfriend and two children.
Police have identified James Roy Belknap as a suspect. Belknap’s whereabouts are unknown. He may be driving a white Ford F-150, or a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
If you know where Belknap is call 911.
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