Man accused of highway homicide of two bikers to return to North Carolina
UPDATE: Court records in Kentucky indicate Marvin Calvin Cox Jr. has agreed to return home to face charges in the murders of two bikers and the shoot of another on a North Carolina Highway. Fox 8 reports he will be extradited. You can see their latest report in the video box above.
UPDATE: Neighbors say the man accused of gunning down three bikers on a North Carolina highway “seemed like a good guy.” Fox 8 reports that police recovered, marijuana his biker cut and ammunition from Marvin Calvin Cox Jr’s house. Fox 8 reports he lived in the same area for 13 years. You can read their full story here and see their report in the video box above.
UPDATE: Fox 8 in North Carolina reports it was two men and a woman who were shot after leaving a Love’s truck stop. They heard loud music from the truck then gunshots, realizing they had been shot at. A husband and wife were on one bike. The wife died, the husband survived. The man on the other bike also died. Fox 8 details more from court records. You can find that here. You can also watch their latest story in the video box above.
UPDATE: We are getting our first look at the man accused of shooting 3 bikers. Marvin Calvin Cox Jr. was booked in the Bullitt County, Kentucky jail on a fugitive warrant. He’s facing two murder charges back in North Carolina. According to Fox 8, Cox has a criminal record dating back to 1999 including mostly drug charges.
UPDATE: Investigators have released the 911 calls of the shooting of 3 bikers. You can hear them in the video player above.
BREAKING: The Sheriff’s Department announced late Tuesday there was an arrest in the case according to WXII-TV. They say Marvin Calvin Cox Jr. was arrested in Kentucky but is from the area where the shooting happened.
UPDATE: Sheriff Sam Page held a press conference Tuesday. He says that their investigation indicates the shootings of three bikers on a North Carolina highway were not random. He believes the bikers were targeted. One person died at the scene. Another died later at a hospital. The 3rd victim was treated and released at the scene. The sheriff refused to answer most of the reporters’ questions including if the bikers were part of an MC or other motorcycle group. He also would not confirm if the department knew if the motorcycle riders shot back, nor if there was an argument before the barrage of gunfire. The department is not releasing any information on the bikers for the safety of the surviving victim and families of the victims. The sheriff’s office says 911 calls will be released. Investigators are still not sure if there was one or more shooter. They consider whoever was in that vehicle armed and dangerous.
The Sheriff says the unknown is what “makes law enforcement in our state and across the country so dangerous. You have to walk into situations or run into situation. You don’t necessarily know all of the information at the time. But when people are using guns it’s usually dangerous, it’s usually violent and we’ve gotta get in there and try to save lives.”
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (BIKER DAD) — Deputies in North Carolina say someone in a flatbed dually shot 3 bikers along a highway there. Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department says two of the bikers were found along US29 bypass. When they got to the scene a third shot biker was found.
Deputies released a picture of the shooter’s truck, but no information on the bikers, other than two of them have died. It happened Monday. Deputies are still looking for the shooter.
— HERE’S THE FULL UNEDITED PRESS RELEASE:
Three Motorcyclists Shot While Traveling on US29 Bypass, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Investigating
Date of Release: Monday May 24, 2021
[Rockingham County, N.C.] – Around 4:45 p.m. today, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports of two (2) individuals laying along the roadway of US 29 Bypass in the northbound lane between the Barnes St. and NC 14 intersections. A third individual was located shortly after Sheriff’s Deputies and other first responders began arriving on scene.
All three (3) of these individuals appear to have suffered apparent gunshot wounds while travelling northbound on US 29 Bypass on two (2) motorcycles. Two (2) of the three (3) victims are deceased. Victim information is not being released at this time, pending family notifications.
The northbound lane of highway US29 is currently closed from the Barnes Street intersection to the NC14 intersection for investigative purposes. Northbound traffic is being detoured though that area. We appreciate the public’s patience as we conduct our investigation.
The suspect vehicle believed to have fired the shots is pictured here:
The suspect(s) should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information about these shootings, or who has seen or knows the possible location or owner of the suspect truck in these shootings is asked to call 9-1-1, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at 336-634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 336-349-9683.
This information has been released by:
Lt. Kevin Suthard
Public Information Officer
Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office
Office: (336) 634-3232