Warrant issued for suspect in Utah murders, Wendover shooting

Jan 3 2012 - 2:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the killing of an elderly Utah couple and the shooting of a woman outside a Nevada casino.

The warrant accuses Logan Welles McFarland, 24, of burglarizing the couple's Mount Pleasant home. They were found shot to death Saturday.

Police said a witness told them McFarland bragged at a Friday night party about obtaining money and firearms.

The warrant filed in court Tuesday says McFarland and a woman left in a stolen car for West Wendover, Nev., where police say they shot and wounded a woman in the head during a carjacking.

McFarland and suspect Angela Atwood were last seen in Nevada driving a stolen gray Volkswagen Jetta with Colorado license plate 725WHX, authorities said.

Atwood has not been charged. McFarland is being sought on suspicion of felony burglary, the warrant states.

Jewelry and other stolen items from the home of LeRoy and Ann Fullwood were found in the trunk of a car the suspects took from the Friday night party, police said.

The car was ditched about 45 miles away and a stolen Saturn sedan was allegedly used to drive to West Wendover. A receipt from a fast-food restaurant found in the car indicated the meal was paid for with LeRoy Fullwood's stolen credit card.

In West Wendover, Atwood tried to steal another car in a carjacking, police said. But the driver of that car resisted and was shot in the head.

The Jetta was then stolen in a motel parking lot.

 

 

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