Leicester Double Homicide Investigation
The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the James Drive homicide investigation.
Vincent Thomas Wesley Franklin, 25, of 117 James Drive in Leicester
has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of
robbery with a dangerous weapon. Franklin is the son and step-son of
the two victims.
Deputies say 45 year-old Joy Runne and 44 year-old Andre Runne died from gunshot wounds.
Their bodies where discovered at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at their home on James Road in the Leicester community.
"We had a family member that came to James Drive to check on some family people, and found two deceased people there at the residence. The Sheriff's Office responded, we determined pretty quickly that this was a homicide, and we also had a vehicle missing from the residence," said Sheriff Van Duncan.
A short time later, deputies found a truck that had been taken from the residence.
The Waffle House issued the following statement:
"We are deeply saddened by the news of Joy Jensen. She was a beloved
member of the Waffle House family for nearly 20 years and will be
greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and
friends during this difficult time. "