Accused robbers no longer persons of interest in triple homicide

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 1:29pm
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Tidwell, McCoy

Updated at 11:30 p.m.

Detectives no longer believe Kevin Tidwell and Justin McCoy had any involvement in Monday’s triple homicide on Maxon Avenue.

Police arrested the two on outstanding warrants Tuesday and questioned them regarding the deaths of Patrick Sullivan, 56, his wife, Deborah Sullivan, 48, and their daughter, Wendy Sullivan, 26. The two women were killed inside the home at 5800 Maxon Ave. Patrick Sullivan was found dead in a detached building behind the house.

Earlier on Tuesday, police sought Tidwell, 19, and McCoy, 21, based on certain information about the two fugitives that piqued the interest of detectives, according to a statement by police.

After questioning the two men, police determined they had no involvment in the deaths of the Sullivans.

Tidwell was expected to be booked on a previous warrant charging him with robbing a woman in Charlotte Park three weeks ago.

McCoy and Tidwell had both previously been named in aggravated robbery warrants. Tidwell was also wanted for allegedly burglarizing and vandalizing a pickup truck in Hermitage on Oct. 2.