The shocking video was released yesterday and shows the suspect run up and grab a man standing next to a pickup truck.
On Tuesday, Virginia Sheriff’s Deputies captured an 18-year old man suspected in the murder of two women and a child.
Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies responded to a 911 call at around 8 am and found a woman dead in the driveway. When they entered the residence, they found another woman and a child dead inside.
The Sheriff’s office warned that a “very dangerous” suspect was on the loose. The suspect, Matthew Bernard, was captured on film completely naked and leading police on a chase.
At one point, he appears to charge after a journalist and in a terrifying moment, Bernard grabs an elderly man and begins to choke him.
Before he was arrested, Matthew Bernard, 18, ran at a reporter at the scene, was maced by an officer and choked a church caretaker — all while naked, according to video captured by Virginia TV station WSET-TV…
…Earlier in the day, Pittsylvania County’s public safety Facebook page asked citizens to be on the lookout for Bernard and advised he was armed with a rifle and “very dangerous.”
Eventually, a K-9 unit captured Bernard.
Bernard has been charged with three counts of First Degree Homicide.
The situation seems rather complicated. Bernard was the brother of one of the victims.
Two of the victims were the wife and child of Blake Bivens, a Double-A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. ESPN on Tuesday reported that Bernard is the brother of Bivens’ wife. The sheriff’s office did not confirm the identities of any of the victims.
“The names of the deceased are being held until family members are notified,” Taylor said. “Investigators are still on-scene collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. A first court appearance has not been scheduled.”
Source: USA Today
Needless to say, our thoughts and prayers are with the families that have been affected by this tragedy.