Maxamillion Bernard Eagle
Banning — Over the weekend, police arrested three suspects in connection to the murder of a transient. At the time of their arrest, a fourth suspect was at large.
Three transients living in the city of Banning have been accused of attacking and killing a fellow transient and dumping the body. The name of the deceased has not been released.
After CHP was flagged down by a citizen wanting to report a possible murder, Banning police investigated the location in question.
In a press release, Police Chief Alex Diaz stated, “Patrol personnel responded to the location and spoke with an individual making allegations that a body was dumped in a field east of Apex and Joshua Palmer, within the jurisdiction of the City of Banning.”
The body was discovered in a field north of Interstate 10 at about 8:30 A.M Saturday at which time authorities cordoned off the area.
While investigating what they believed to be a murder, detectives came to believe that the crime took place at a residence located on the 5000 block of Ramsey Street.
Reportedly, investigators spoke with “several” people who had information related to the murder, and then interviewed them at the Banning Police Station.
After the interviews, two men and two women were identified as murder suspects. Diaz identified them as Maxamillion Bernard Eagle, 36, Timothy Robert Dunn, 31, Megan Louise Dunn, 27, and Whitney Logan Absher, 28. All of the individuals believed to be involved were transients.
While the other suspects were located and arrested on Saturday afternoon, police were unable to ascertain the whereabouts of Eagle. The other three suspects were booked into the Banning jail on murder, according to online jail records.
Then, over the weekend, Eagle turned himself in to authorities. He was booked on Monday afternoon on suspicion of murder.