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Hunt For Man Linked To Elderly Couple's Slayings Ends

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Fredericksburg, VA--John Wesley Jeffries, the man wanted by police as a person of interest in the slayings of an elderly couple in Fauquier County, was taken into custody Wednesday.

Fredericksburg Police say that Jeffries was apprehended at 3:50 p.m. at the home of one of his known associates in the 2000 block of Lafayette Blvd in Fredericksburg.

Jeffries was named a person of interest after the bodies of 80-year-old Nelson Slack and his 74-year-old wife, Ethel, were found early Sunday in their home on Bunker Hill Road. He is also named as a violent sex offender in the Virginia Sex Offender registry.

Jeffries was transported from the home to MAry Washington Hospital by ambulance; he is currently in the custody of Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office. Police say he was not injured during the arrest.

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