Cherokee Co. double murder, kidnapping suspect in custody

Cherokee Co. double murder, kidnapping suspect in custody
Cherokee Co. investigators apprehend Wilcox. (Source: Joey Weaver/WEIS News)
Cherokee Co. investigators apprehend Wilcox. (Source: Joey Weaver/WEIS News)
Wilcox's red pickup in the parking lot of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC)
Wilcox's red pickup in the parking lot of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC)
David & Letitia Andrews. (Source: Facebook)
David & Letitia Andrews. (Source: Facebook)
(Source: Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
(Source: Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - After a 48 hour manhunt, authorities say the suspect in a double murder and kidnapping case out of Cherokee County is in custody.

Tuesday, a motorist called 911 to report seeing a vehicle matching suspect Jeffery Alan Wilcox's truck on Highway 411 in Centre. Center police officers located the truck and began following it.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says Wilcox turned into the parking lot of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. He was taken into custody by multiple officers as soon as he exited his pickup.

His wife was with him and is safe, according to investigators.

Wilcox is facing charges in the murders of David and Letitia Andrews on July 31. The couple was found dead in the 9000 block of County Road 19 in the Aliceville/Tenala area.

Wilcox is believed to be Letitia Andrews' son-in-law, police said.

Authorities have also filed additional charges against Wilcox for allegedly kidnapping his wife.

Multiple agencies assisted Cherokee County with search efforts.

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