Following a massive manhunt, US marshals apprehended the third suspect wanted in the grisly slaying of three Florida teenagers on Sunday.
Tahj Brewton, 16, was arrested after being picked up on a slew of outstanding warrants and could face additional charges in the killing spree that killed Layla Silvernail, Camille Quarles, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy late last month, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Brewton was arrested on outstanding warrants for cracking a firearm, aggravated assault, grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, and tampering with an electronic monitoring device, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.
The initial charges, according to police, were unrelated to the slayings.
“At this time, the homicide investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are expected,” according to the statement.
Last week, two other teenagers, 12-year-old Christopher Atkins and 17-year-old Robert Robinson, were charged in the slayings.
Cops offered a $10,000 reward for Brewton, who remained on the run until he was apprehended by federal agents on Saturday, according to authorities.
Authorities believe the three alleged murderers were part of a burglary gang with their victims.
“There is no honor among thieves,” said Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods at a press conference on Friday. “At some point, these three people turned on us and murdered our three victims.”
Silvernail, a softball standout, was discovered dead on the side of the road on March 30, while the unidentified teen victim was discovered in a ditch about a half mile away the next morning, according to police.
Quarles was discovered in the trunk of Silvernail’s car, which was discovered about nine miles away, according to cops.
The accused baby-faced killers, according to Woods, “left a lot of evidence in their wake.”