- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2017

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - A second suspect in a gruesome killing of two people in Massachusetts has been captured in South Carolina.

Wes Doughty was taken into custody Friday in Spartanburg, prosecutors said. He’ll be arraigned at the Spartanburg County Detention Facility on Monday on a fugitive from justice charge. If he waives rendition, he will be returned to Massachusetts within the week, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office said.

Doughty was stopped by officers for panhandling at an intersection, the Spartanburg County sheriff’s office said in statement. Only after officers ran his information through a national criminal database did they learn he was wanted in Massachusetts.

Doughty had been sought in connection with last weekend’s slaying of Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor, whose bodies were found in a cluttered Peabody home. The scene was so grisly that at first police couldn’t tell how many victims there were.

Police chasing Doughty said he was likely responsible for a carjacking in Middleton on Wednesday. The victim escaped in Boston, and police warned that Doughty was considered armed and dangerous. The car was found near where Doughty was picked up for panhandling in Spartanburg.

Another suspect, Michael Hebb, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges and is being held without bail.

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