Two suspects in connection to Valhermoso Springs septuple homicide arrested in Oregon
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Two people have been arrested in connection to the early June killings of seven people in Valhermoso Springs.
The suspects have been identified as John Michael Legg, 19, of Danville and Frederic “Rick” Rogers, 22, of Hartselle.
Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett says they were arrested in Marion County, Oregon during a traffic stop without incident.
Legg and Rogers face capital murder charges. The suspects will be extradited back to Alabama.
Sheriff Puckett says both suspects are from Morgan County, and knew everyone in the house where the murder happened. Puckett says the suspects and at least three of the victims were part of a local club called “Seven Deadly Sins.”
One of the suspects have family in Oregon. Sheriff Puckett says the suspects have no criminal record.
A spokesman for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrests on Monday morning. The department is promising to share names, charges and information at an upcoming news conference scheduled for noon.
It’s been more than two weeks since the murders, so far there have been no arrests, no named suspects and very few details about the crime itself have been shared.
In a press conference 10 days ago, authorities said they know a lot more than they are releasing at this time due to the nature of the crime and investigation. They believe this was a targeted attack and not a random killing.
“We have several good and significant leads that are very promising toward a resolution in this case,” said Scott Anderson, the Morgan County District Attorney.
The killings happened on the night of Thursday, June 4. Calls came into 911 with reports of multiple gun shots at the 500 block of Talucah Road. When deputies got to the home, they found 7 people and a dog shot and killed.
In the earlier press conference, county officials promised justice for the victims, the victims’ families and the community.
”Our team is resolved to find, arrest and prosecute the killers responsible for this horrible cold-blooded crime,” said Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett
Puckett also insists the community is safe, despite the lack of information known to the public.
Puckett and the FBI will give updates on the investigation Monday at Noon, you can watch live on the WAFF website or news app. We will have updates throughout the day on air and online.
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