Suspect arrested on charges of killing a teenage girl in South Hill
As per a recent news correspondence, a 26-year-old suspect was arrested in British Columbia, hours after killing a 19-year-old woman at her South Hill home on Monday.
The accused, Jordan Eaton illegally crossed the international border and got into Canadian territory in a bid to escape when Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested him in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver as per the Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
As per the report, Eaton was in a hospital to use the local phone booth. At the time of his arrest, Eaton had the gun which is believed to be used in the homicide. A van which was found next to the hospital was reportedly stolen from a business at Puyallup following the shooting earlier.
It was an early morning call at 911 from a resident when the deputies were informed about the shooting that took place around 4:14 a.m. in the 15100 block of 71st Avenue East. Later, they learned that the man who had reportedly shot his girlfriend at her residence has fled with a gun. The woman succumbed to her injuries later.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office took some time in releasing the name of the victim. Currently, detectives are investigating on the deceased and the relationship between the suspect and the victim closely.
Records show that parents of Eaton possess a home in the block where the crime took place, and they sought protection orders against him way back in 2016.
As per a medical report, Eaton had anger and anxiety issues and was asked to resort to mental health help, anger management, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation previously. In the past, he had abused her parents both physically and verbally and had destroyed property including the house and other possessions within the house.
It was also shown in Court records that Eaton was accused of attacking with a baseball bat and breaking the windows of the vehicle possessed by the deceased parents earlier.
He had his first appearance in court in connection with this case only last week at which he pleaded not guilty. However, he was released on his recognizance. Eaton’s previous convictions include unlawful gun possession, fourth-degree assault and other crimes of similar nature.
In one of the charging papers, it was revealed that he even pulled out a gun following a verbal fight with his parents, threatened to kill himself and fired a shot in the air before running away.