4th Suspect Arrested in Murders of Ashtabula Mother, Son

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(Three people were shot during a home invasion in Ashtabula on Jan. 27, 2014)

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Police have arrested the fourth and last suspect in a robbery that left a mother and son dead in Ashtabula.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Marcus Lashley, Jr., 21, was arrested Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. on two counts of murder.

The charges stem from an incident that happened just before 2 p.m. Jan. 27.

Authorities said Lashley and an accomplice entered a home in the 2100 block of Norman Avenue and attempted to commit a robbery. During the robbery, Alexis Mook Colon, 20, and his mother, Lydia Colon, 43, were shot and killed.

A third victim was left in critical condition.

The two suspects then fled on foot to a waiting vehicle. The suspected getaway driver, Briana Bernard, and two other suspects, Lewis Arnold and Taquan Matthers, were previously arrested.

During the investigation, authorities learned that Lashley was staying at a home in East Cleveland. When task force members went to the home and knocked on the door, they received no response.

They eventually made contact with the homeowner, who said Lashley was inside.

After a 60-minute standoff, Lashley surrendered. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

“Due to the heinous nature of this criminal act, Lashley was our top priority,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott. “Our Task Force worked relentlessly for the last 10 days until they found their fugitive. With the last suspect in custody, we hope to bring justice to the family of the victims.”

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