OMAHA, Neb. — The Latest on a triple slaying in Nebraska (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

Nebraska police say a man suspected of killing his parents and niece has been arrested in Tennessee, the same state he fled to after shooting his wife in 1998.

Omaha police confirm that 46-year-old John Dalton Jr. was taken into custody Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in Jackson, Tennessee. He’s suspected in the Tuesday night shooting deaths of his parents and his 18-year-old niece in Omaha.

The teenager’s father tells the Omaha World-Herald that his daughter had gone to her grandparents’ house to pick up her sister and a plate of food. He says his daughter’s car was still running when authorities arrived, and that her sister ran to a neighbor’s house saying: “They shot my family.”

The victims were 70-year-old John Dalton Sr., 65-year-old Jean Dalton and 18-year-old Leonna Dalton-Phillip.

John Dalton Jr. went to prison following the death of his wife in 1998. He was paroled in 2010.


3:45 p.m.

Authorities say they have located an Omaha man suspected of killing his parents and a niece. The man previously served time in prison for the death of his wife.

Tennessee news station WBBJ-TV reports that 46-year-old John Dalton Jr. was taken into custody on Wednesday along Interstate 40 in north Jackson. The U.S. Marshals Service says Dalton was captured without incident.

Dalton is wanted on a first-degree murder felony warrant for the shootings of his parents, 70-year-old John Dalton Sr. and 65-year-old Jean Dalton, and his 18-year-old niece, Leonna Dalton-Phillip.

Online court records indicate that John Dalton Jr. served prison time for manslaughter in the 1998 death of his wife, Shannon Dalton. He was paroled in 2010.


10:45 a.m.

Police say a murder warrant has been issued for an Omaha man with a prison record for killing his wife. He’s now suspected of killing his parents and a niece.

The warrant lists a charge of first-degree murder against 46-year-old John Dalton Jr., who remained a fugitive Wednesday.

Police say officers responding Tuesday to a report of shootings found the bodies of 70-year-old John Dalton Sr., 65-year-old Jean Dalton and 18-year-old Leonna Dalton-Phillip. Police say the Daltons are the parents of John Dalton Jr. and that Dalton-Phillip is his niece.

Court records say John Dalton Jr. made a deal with prosecutors and was imprisoned after pleading guilty to manslaughter and other crimes for the 1998 death of Shannon Dalton. Prison records say he was paroled in 2010.


10 a.m.

Court records say an Omaha man sought as a person of interest in the slayings of his parents and a niece served prison time for the 1998 homicide of his wife then.

The records say 46-year-old John Dalton Jr. made a deal with prosecutors and was imprisoned after pleading guilty to manslaughter and other crimes for the death of Shannon Dalton. Prison records say he was paroled in 2010.

Police said Wednesday that officers responding to a report of Tuesday’s shootings found the bodies of 70-year-old John Dalton, 65-year-old Jean Dalton and 18-year-old Leonna Dalton-Phillip. Police say the Daltons are the parents of John Dalton Jr. and that Dalton-Phillip is his niece.


5:30 a.m.

Authorities say three people have been killed inside a northeast Omaha home.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found the bodies around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police have not released the victims’ names or provided any details about them.

Authorities are seeking 46-year-old John Dalton Jr. as a person of interest. Police say he owns the home and is related to one of the victims.

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