Suspect in Ohio quadruple murder arrested; victims identified

Arron Lawson
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Published: Oct. 13, 2017 at 10:05 AM EDT
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A massive manhunt for a quadruple murder suspect is over. Aaron Lawson, 23, was arrested Friday morning and taken to the Lawrence County, Ohio jail. Sheriff Jeffery Lawless announced the arrest at an 11:00 a.m. news conference. He said Lawson was unarmed and ready to five up when officers found him. The Sheriff said Lawson is an outdoorsman and hunter but seemed "worn out from being out in the elements"

Lawson is suspected of killing three adults and a child at a home along Route 93 in the Pedro area on Wednesday. They have been identified as Stacey Jackson, 28, Donald McGuire, 50, Tammie McGuire, 43, and Devin Holston, 7. According to police, Lawson stabbed a fourth adult around the time of the killings. Authorities initially couldn't find Holston and issued a missing person alert. They later found his body hidden inside the home where the adults had been murdered.

Lawrence County's sheriff says deputies spotted Lawson early Thursday in Ironton but lost him after a brief chase when he ran into the woods in the dark. He was arrested roughly 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of the murder scene.

Lawson is charged with three counts of murder and one count of aggravated murder.