Homicide fugitive caught in Elizabeth City

Michael Eason, photo courtesy Elizabeth City Police Department.
Michael Eason, photo courtesy Elizabeth City Police Department.

ELIZABETH CITY, Va. (WAVY) – Elizabeth City Police caught a fugitive wanted on murder charges in Suffolk.

Michael Eason was taken into custody late Tuesday night on a first degree murder indictment stemming from a December 2012 homicide. Eason was wanted in the death of William Jordan Dec. 17, 2012. Another suspect, Deshawn Lee Lassiter had already turned himself in.

Capt. John Young with the Elizabeth City Police Department said a deputy with the Gates County Sheriff’s Office alerted officers to two persons of interest moving into a trailer park. Christy Caro reportedly rented a trailer along River Road and her boyfriend, Eason, was in the city as well.

Christy Caro, photo courtesy Elizabeth City Police Department.
Christy Caro, photo courtesy Elizabeth City Police Department.

Officers conducted surveillance on the home and spotted Eason leaving and going to another residence nearby, at which point surveillance was split between the two homes.

Young said a search warrant was conducted on the first home and Caro was taken into custody. She was wanted on charges of conspiracy to traffic opiates in Perquimans County and Gates County.

After Caro was in custody, officers went to the second home and found Eason, who was wanted for first degree murder, armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Both are currently incarcerated at the Albemarle Jail. Caro was granted a $25,000 secured bond while Eason was granted a $750,000 secured bond and is awaiting an extradition hearing.

 

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