Flora PD arrests couple wanted in West Virginia homicide investigation

FLORA, Ill. — Flora police have arrested a West Virginia couple after discovering they were wanted in connection with a recent homicide investigation.

According to the Flora Police Department, around 1:38 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a complaint of two people asking for money at the Mach 1 gas station, on North State Road, in Flora.

Upon arrival, the officers determined that the two individuals had already left the area. Officers then went to the Walmart parking lot where they located the reported vehicle but it was unoccupied.

A records check on the license plate came back indicating the plate was a plate out of Indiana.

Flora officers conducted surveillance on the suspect vehicle and a short time later they observed a male and female approach the car.

Upon making contact with the two individuals the officers identified them as 33-year-old Kenneth Leroy McCoy and 25-year-old Jessica Nicole Roberts, both of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Officers then conducted a records check on the vehicles VIN number and it was determined that the vehicle and suspects were wanted in West Virginia in connection with an investigation into the homicide of a 53-year-old woman.

Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Flora Police Department.

West Virginia authorities have been notified. Both suspects are now in the Clay County Jail awaiting extradition back to West Virginia.