Suspect in October Triple Homicide Arrested in Mississippi

BILOXI, Miss. -- The man suspected of killing a grandmother and her two grandsons on Oct. 15 has been arrested in Mississippi.

Sgt. Bryce Heinlein of the Sacramento Police Department reports Jerod Watson, 52, was arrested by Biloxi police and is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention center.

According to the Biloxi Police Department, Watson was hanging out with a group of homeless people in front of the Main Post Office. When officers stopped by to perform a welfare check they noticed Watson attempting to inch away from the group.

When an officer noticed him trying to walk away they stopped and questioned him. He originally lied about who he was. The officer eventually figured out who he was.

Watson was arrested after the officer ran his information through FBI's wanted persons list.

At this time it is unclear if Watson was living on the streets in Biloxi but officers reported he had no weapons or drugs in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Watson is the ex-boyfriend of Twanna Lucas, the mother of the 23-year-old and 20-year-old who were stabbed to death along with their grandmother, 68-year-old Christine "Tina" Lucas. Twanna Lucas found the three dead inside her Alder Grove housing project home.

Watson's white 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander was later discovered in Reno but he was not inside. The driver in the SUV was interviewed by police but their connection to Watson has not been reported.

Watson will be in court Monday at the earliest for an extradition hearing.