Wilson man arrested for murder of wife, father

WILSON, N.C. (WNCT) — A nationwide search for a Wilson man accused of killing his wife and father is over.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday night, 38-year-old Michael Joyner was arrested in San Pedro, California.

Authorities said he boarded a plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after they found 36-year-old Michelle Joyner and 63-year-old Dennis Joyner dead in a Wilson County home.

Deputies discovered the bodies of the two adults and a toddler, still alive, locked in a bedroom after they were called to check on a person around 7:25 p.m. Friday at 4104 Evansdale Road.

Deputies said Michael Joyner was the husband of Michelle Joyner and the son of Dennis Joyner. Authorities did not say how the pair were killed.

Michael Joyner remains at the Los Angeles County Jail awaiting extradition.

*WNCN contributed to this article.

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