Man Arrested in Mississippi is Suspect in Sacramento Triple Homicide
Jared Watson booking photo
SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento man arrested on Friday, February 24, 2017, in Mississippi for panhandling is also a suspect in a triple homicide case that occurred in a housing project in Land Park last year.
Jared Michael Watson, 52, was taken into custody by police in Biloxi, Mississippi, late last week for allegedly panhandling near a post office. When confronted by police, he lied about his identity at first. When police learned he was from Sacramento, they were able to identify Watson through the National Crime Information Center database and link him to the murders of a Sacramento woman and her two grandsons.
Watson is the main suspect in the death of Tina Lucas, 68, Marquise Brown, 23, and James Ferrell, 20, who were found deceased with multiple stab and slash wounds on October 18, 2016, inside an apartment in the Alder Grove housing project on Broadway Avenue. They had been killed three days prior.
Sacramento Police said Watson was a family friend and ex-boyfriend of the mother of Brown and Ferrell. According to Sacramento court records, Watson has a history of domestic violence charges. Authorities said he is being held at the Harrison County Jail in Mississippi without bail until he can be extradited to Sacramento.