One of two suspects in an interstate crime spree is not unknown to the criminal justice system in Brazoria County.
Alvin resident Edward Watson Campbell, 54, along with son Eric Campbell, 21, are facing charges in connection with the deaths of an elderly couple in Oxford, North Carolina on New Year’s Day, according to reports from the Associated Press. The pair made national news after being captured in West Virginia.
The two are accused of driving a stolen vehicle from Texas to North Carolina, where Jerome and Dora Faulkner were killed and their home set ablaze. Authorities believe the two stole the victims’ truck, where the victims’ bodies were later found.
They were arrested in Lewisburg, W. Va., after a traffic stop that reportedly ended in a shootout with police.
According to Brazoria County Jail records, the elder Campbell, whose address is listed on County Road 431 in Alvin, was arrested in 2006 and in 2011 for possession of a controlled substance, and again for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in September of 2014. Records show he was released from jail on Dec. 8.
As of Tuesday, the pair were still being held in Lewisburg.