Chante Latrice Davis, 26
James Clark Jackson, 55
Karen Lee Jackson, 53
Rashad Matthew Riddick, a 23-year-old Newport News resident, is charged with three counts of capital murder in Madison County. (Newport News Police Dept.)
Newport News man faces capital murder charges in triple homicide
A Newport News man was arrested on Sunday night and charged with three counts of capital murder in a weekend triple homicide in Madison County.
Rashad Matthew Riddick, 23, was arrested at a motel in Newport News. According to a press release issued by the Madison County Sheriff's Office, investigators from the sheriff's office and Virginia State Police will come to Newport News on Monday to interview Riddick.
The press release identified the victims as James Clark Jackson, 55; Karen Lee Jackson, 53; and Chante Latrice Davis, 26. A news report in Charlottesville identified the victims as a married couple and their child. There was no immediate word regarding any connection between Riddick and the victims.
Investigators went to the family's home on Saturday after receiving reports of an unresponsive man lying in the yard. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators found the other two victims inside the home, also dead.
A pickup truck, listed as missing from the victims' residence, was located at an undisclosed location on the Peninsula on Sunday.
According to online court records, Riddick was convicted in August 2005 of attempted carjacking, assault of a police officer, the use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to six years in prison.