SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL) — Marion Police announced Saturday afternoon that the person of interest in Thursday’s homicide investigation is in custody.
Jason Emory Whittaker, 37, was taken into custody in Surry County, North Carolina on unrelated charges.
Police said both Marion and Smyth County Police continue working with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.
VSP and U.S. Federal Marshals are also working the case.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.