(06/29/2012)
UPDATE - Elle Coates and Denise Coates, who are originally from Maryland, have been identified as victims of a Webster County triple murder, in addition to Dustin Brown, 26, of Hacker Valley.

ORIGINAL STORY - A tragic shooting of three Webster County residents has resulted in the arrest of a man and his wife.

Authorities say a 5-year-old Webster County girl told police her father fatally shot three people following an altercation Wednesday night, after which the man's wife attempted to hide the bodies.

Michael York (left) was captured at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 79 near the Amma exit, 85 miles from the crime scene near Cowan.

Both York and his wife Amanda, 27, are in Central Regional Jail, with bond yet to be set.

So far, police have only identified one of the victims, Dustin Brown, 26, of Hacker Valley. A man and woman in the shooting haven't been identified.

Police indicated the murders are related to drugs.

Amanda York reportedly told police that she and her husband had been in an altercation with the three shooting victims at another residence.

When the Yorks returned to their home, the three victims showed up and continued the altercation, according to a news release.

Michael York was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a dead body.

Amanda York was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a dead body.


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