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REIDSVILLE – The man at Brown’s Summit accused of shooting and killing two motorcyclists and seriously injuring another along US Bypass 29 here on Monday, is expected to arrive from Kentucky soon to face two murder charges on the first degree in Rockingham County, authorities said Friday.
Martin Calvin Cox Jr., 41, whose last known address is 7704 Landis Drive, has been held since Tuesday in the Bullitt County Jail just outside Sheperdsville, Ky., Where an MP arrested Cox, who had managed to flee eight hours northwest of the crime scene.
The surviving victim, whom the 911 caller described as female, is in critical condition at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, a Cone Health staff member said Thursday.
Although Page said he believed the murders were targeted crimes, he did not disclose investigators’ theories as to the motive for the shootings. The sheriff said he and Rockingham County District Attorney Jason Ramey decided not to release the names of the dead or injured victim out of concern for the safety of their families and the survivor.
Asked Friday whether the shootings were a “revenge crime” linked to rival motorcycle gangs, Page said he could not discuss the ongoing investigation. He further declined to discuss whether investigators are looking for other suspects in the crime, such as a possible passenger in Cox’s truck.