Suspects wanted for triple homicide at Jackson pawn shop arrested in Kansas

The driver sped away when deputies approached the vehicle, heading west on I-70.

Townsend and Garcia are suspects in the slayings, the Jackson Police Department confirmed on Wednesday.

After the Charger crashed and was unable to go any farther, the driver, later identified as Joshua M. Garcia, 35, of Biloxi, Miss., took off on foot. State authorities issued an alert across the country to make law enforcement aware that the two were wanted in connection with the crime.

Deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area, as well as farm steads and outbuildings.

A burglary earlier this month at Sam's Jewelry in Pascagoula had similarities to the case in Jackson, the Pascagoula police chief told 16 WAPT News.

Two people wanted in connection with a triple homicide in MS were captured early Wednesday in Geary County after a police chase, authorities said.

"MBI was not directly involved in the murder investigation in Jackson, but our involvement in this was through the Fusion Center", Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Director Jimmy Jordan said.

JPD said Townsend and Garcia with be charged with three counts of capital murder and one count of armed robbery of a business in connection with the Jackson homicides.

Garcia was captured around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning about a mile away from the crash site.

In Jackson, officers said three people were killed in Bill's Pawn Bill's Pawn & Jewelry Saturday night on Wilmington Street.

The victims in the triple homicide are 81-year-old Cleveland "Bill" Mosley, the owner of the business, 60-year-old Robert Ivy and 77-year-old Ted McLemore. The driver fled and the trooper lost sight of the auto.

JPD was also looking for a red Dodge Charger in the investigation.

It's unclear when they will be returned to MS to face charges.

On Monday night, a trooper in Coffee County, Tennessee, tried to pull the Charger over for not having tags.