Suspect in 2 killings arrested at home near Springfield

8 months 6 days 13 minutes ago Friday, April 06 2018 Apr 6, 2018 Friday, April 06, 2018 9:24:36 AM CDT April 06, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected in two recent Springfield killings.

The Green County Sheriff's Department says 24-year-old Willie Haughton was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Friday at a house just outside the Springfield city limits. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police identified Haughton as a suspect in the killings of Lance Loveless and Robert Hewitt.

The victims were both found in cars less than 2 miles apart. Hewitt died Sunday and Loveless on March 27. Court records show that just days early, on March 23, Haughton posted bond in a domestic assault case after a judge lowered his bond amount.

Documents show Haughton was outfitted with a tracking device, but the battery died a few days after his release. It wasn't immediately known if Haughton has an attorney.

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