Thomas Jesse Lee on the Run Detained For Murdering Five People

A Georgian man is being accused of murdering five people, which includes his wife and other family members. Thomas Jesse Lee, 26, of Troup County, Ga., was taken into custody Monday night in Mississippi after a nationwide manhunt.

The authorities were on his trail after five bodies were found at his suburban home in LaGrange, Ga., on Saturday. The bodies were found because an employer called one of the victims, who did not return to work after a few days.

Among those who were killed were Lee’s wife, his daughter, her parents and an 18-year-old family friend who was staying at the suburban home. Four of them had gun shot wounds, and it is unclear how the fifth died.

According to Fox News, Troup County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Stewart Smith stated that Lee had fled to a church in Alcorn County in northeast Mississippi because he was looking to borrow money. The church was unaware whom Lee was or why he needed the money, but provided Lee with a bus ticket, so he could get to Alabama where his family lives.

After the news about Lee was broadcasted, the pastor of the church contacted authorities and alerted them about Lee’s plan to travel to Alabama.

Smith explains, “We don’t have any idea what the motive is at this point.” Lee is currently facing five charges of murder for the unexplained crimes.

Something must have gone very wrong for this man who has been said to have no other domestic problems or charges to commit a crime that would cause him to kill his immediate family. No other suspects are being investigated, and police believe that a recent handgun purchased by Lee was the weapon used in the killings.

Photo By: Law Enforcement via WTVM


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