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2 Women Found Shot to Death in Car in North Carolina, Boyfriend of One Arrested: Police

2 Women Found Fatally Shot in North Carolina, Boyfriend Arrested: Cops
Source: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Thomas Eaker is accused of shooting 2 women in North Carolina.

Jan. 13 2024, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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Two women were found dead inside a car parked in a driveway at a North Carolina home, and now police say a man has been arrested in connection with the slayins.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, deputies responded to the report of a shooting in Casar, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office.

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Responding officers discovered two people shot dead inside a vehicle in the driveway of the residence, officials said.

While at the scene, police received an additional call saying the suspected shooter was at a home in the town, authorities said.

Police responded to the address and found 32-year-old Thomas Gene Eaker and placed him under arrest, according to police.

Eaker was charged with two counts of murder and was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center, where he was being held without bond, officials said.

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The two victims were later identified as Laurie Ann Marks and Kimberly Renee McNeilly.

Officials determined Marks and Eaker were in a dating relationship, but the exact motivation for the shooting is still under investigation.


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