Posted: Aug 6, 2013 6:47 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 6, 2013 7:14 PM
Butte-Silver Bow officials say that Vernon Earl Maddock, one of the two "persons of interest" in a murder investigation, turned himself in after seeing himself in some of the media coverage of the investigation.
Maddock turned himself in at the Law Enforcement Center at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to an email from Sheriff Edward Lester, Maddock is currently incarcerated in the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center on an unrelated charge of possession of dangerous drugs.
The investigation into the homicide is continuing, and the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department is still attempting to locate the second person of interest, Jeffery Bruce Lackman.
Lackman is to be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Officials say a 46-year-old man was shot in the head at approximately 11:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of Casey Street on Monday.
He was taken to St. James Healthcare for treatment and passed away a short time after arriving at the hospital.
The man's body was taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy; his identity has not yet been released.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lackman or any information about this homicide is asked to call the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department at 406-497-1120 or Captain Jerome McCarthy at 406-497-1124. You can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 406-782-7336.