John Wesley Jeffries Apprehended in Connection with Double Homicide

Police took Jeffries into custody Wednesday afternoon in Fredericksburg.

John Wesley Jeffries, the man wanted for questioning in connection with the double homicide in The Plains over the weekend, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, Natatia Bledsoe, City of Fredericksburg Police spokesperson said.

Jeffries was apprehended at 3:50 p.m. at the home of a known associate in the 2000 block of Lafayette Blvd, Bledsoe said. The arrest was made by members of the Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement officials from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, the Virginia State Police and the FBI.

Jeffries is currently in the custody of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital. "Jeffries was not injured during the arrest," Bledsoe said.  Information concerning his medical condition is not currently available.

Editor's Note: Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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