West Point Police Capture Double Homicide Suspect

West Point Police have arrested a man suspected of killing two women in Albany, GA.

The wanted suspect was taken into custody Saturday morning around 9 a.m. during a routine patrol on the interstate highway.

Police say that they stopped to check on a vehicle that was found stopped along the highway on the northbound side of Interstate 85. Officers initially stopped to see if the driver needed help, but a quick check revealed the owner had two homicide warrants out of Albany.

A subject in the vehicle was then confirmed to be Arelious Haynes Jr., who was wanted for a pair of murders discovered late Friday night.

Albany Police discovered the victims late Friday night about 10 p.m., after responding to the home upon reports of a fight.

When officers arrived, they found the two female victims deceased inside. The cause of death has not yet been released at this time. Children were also found within the home, but they were reportedly unharmed.

As a result, Haynes, age 51, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and held on the murder warrants.

Haynes has since been transferred to Albany Police.

This incident is still under investigation by the Albany Police Department.