On the run since Saturday, two suspects accused in a brutal double murder in central Florida are in custody in Macon County. The two suspects probably thought this was a good place to hide but little did they know word had already come from Florida that they might be in this vicinity and it shocked everyone when they were found. Charles Foote is with the Forest Ranger Law Enforcement. "That's very shocking. Everyday you don't have a suspect to walk in your front door." More >>
Tuskegee, Al. (WSFA) -- The search has ended for two Florida murder suspects who were believed to have been in the Auburn area Tuesday evening.
A search began in Alabama after John Odom and Susan Wallen, both from Lakeland, Florida, were captured on security cameras at the South College Street Wal-Mart in Auburn.
WSFA 12 News at Noon ran the report as its Top Story Wednesday and learned a short time later that the two suspects were taken into custody by the Macon County Sheriff's Department just before the noon hour.
According to officials, the two suspects apparently walked into a Ranger station at the Tuskegee National Forest Park, and deputies at the park immediately recognized the individuals from the Polk County, Florida bulletins sent out to local authorities.
Odom and Wallen were arrested without incident.
The U-Haul they were seen driving at the South College Street Wal-Mart in Auburn was parked outside.
The couple's two children, ages 8 and 13, were still inside the vehicle.
Odom and Wallen are wanted in the brutal muders of Lakeland, Florida residents Henry Todd Bruder and his stepbrother, Dion White.
Officials say Odom and Wallen stole Bruder's car and made their way north, abandoning the car at a motor lodge before renting the U-Haul truck.
WSFA 12 News will have more on this story as it becomes available.