Vermont State Police said on Saturday that a man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a mother and son whose remains were discovered Friday night.
Man Arrested by the Vermont State Police for Shooting A Mother And Son
According to Ap News, a man named Christopher Ellis, 54, shot Michael Garvin, 52, and his mother, Lucy Garvin, 79, earlier this week at their Whitingham home in southern Vermont. After being unable to reach Michael and Lucy Garvin, a relative discovered their bodies inside their home and called 911.
According to investigators, Ellis, who had been living with them, then took Michael Garvin’s pickup truck. Brattleboro police nabbed him during a traffic stop on Friday night.
Ellis was charged by the Vermont State Police with two counts of first-degree murder as well as operating a car without the consent of the owner. He was ordered held without bail and will be charged in Vermont Superior Court in Brattleboro on Tuesday.
Ellis’ phone number has been terminated. It’s unknown whether he has an attorney.
Details of the Shooting Incident according to the Vermont State Police
As per the report of NBC 5, Ellis had been residing in the Garvins’ home for more than four months, according to a Vermont State Police spokesman. Ellis allegedly shot the Garvins and stole Michael Garvin’s truck earlier in the week, but the killings were not found until a relative went to check on them.
According to investigators, the relative contacted 911 after discovering Lucy and Michael Garvin’s deaths inside their home.
Ellis is presently being held without bond by Vermont State Police until his arraignment in Brattleboro on Tuesday, following the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to the Vermont State Police, Ellis is expected to face two counts of first-degree murder and a charge of operating a stolen car.
According to the news release, the Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team worked on Saturday to process evidence inside the Garvins’ houses. The mother and son will be autopsied at the Burlington office of Vermont’s chief medical examiner, Vermont State Police added.