CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Vernel Smith Jr., the man accused of killing his in-laws and assaulting his wife last month has turned himself in, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
Smith Jr., 40, turned himself over to police about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday following a five-day manhunt. He is now being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Officers were called to the 900 block of Red Clay Lane on July 27 after another woman who was inside the home showed up at the hospital bleeding from the head, claiming 'foul play' at the house.
Upon arrival, CMPD officers found Jacqueline Gordon White inside the home. She was pronounced dead on scene. CMPD said sometime Thursday morning, they located a deceased man, later identified as Rufus Gordon, in the trunk of the vehicle driven to the hospital by the young woman.
Smith Jr. was interviewed by CMPD officers and is facing charges of two counts of murder, rape, kidnapping, assault on a female and larceny of a motor vehicle at the end of the interview.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to Detective Helms, the lead detective in the case, or another homicide unit detective.