The suspect is Richard Doughlas Heatwole a 45 year old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
The suspect vehicle is a White 1986 Toyota Truck Extended Cab with NC tag number YNS-8257. The vehicle possibly has a camper cover that is white in color. The truck may have gold stripes and rusted fender wells.
Anyone with information is asked to call Buncombe County Sheriff`s Office at
828-250-6670 or dial 911.
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C.
Officials say a standoff with a man who police suspect of killing his ex-wife and two others in western North Carolina ended when the man killed himself early Friday morning.
Heatwole was involved in a standoff with law enforcement in Alexander County, N.C., north of Charlotte. Investigators on the scene said they could see the two children through a window.
The standoff ended when deputies entered the home and found Richard Heatwole dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Deputies: Children Found Safe; Suspect Dead
Now there are 2 more children in this world, without any parents!
These last few days will surely haunt the both of them, for a lifetime.
~Prayers~ for Hayes and Hailey...