UPDATE: Bond denied for Eaton County triple-homicide suspect, parents and brother are victims

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UPDATE: (3:44 p.m.) — Triple-homicide suspect Daniel Sougstad was arraigned in court on three charges of homicide today.

Sougstad is accused of killing his father, John, his mother Barbara, and his brother Ryan at a home on Bishop Hwy. in Eaton County.

Daniel Sougstad is also accused of using a shotgun.

His probable cause hearing was set for Oct. 4, and his preliminary exam was set for Oct. 8.

We also learned today that Sougstad was heading to the Upper Peninsula before heading back and being caught in Ingham County.

Eaton County Prosecutor Douglas R. Lloyd released the following statement:

“Our hearts go out the families of John, Barbara, and Ryan Sougstad. Their senseless deaths are a tragedy and have forever impacted the lives of those who loved and knew them. I appreciate the diligent work of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in locating and arresting the suspect in these murders. My office remains dedicated to working with our law enforcement partners to keep Eaton County a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Eaton County Prosecutor Douglas R. Lloyd

Bond was denied for Sougstad.

More information from the original story can be found below:

EATON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — On Friday, Sept. 24, the Eaton county Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying 23-year-old Daniel Sougstad was a subject in a triple homicide and he was not in police custody.

Today, ECSO is saying that all three people who were killed were members of Sougstad’s family.

ECSO says deputies were first called to the 10000 block of Bishop Hwy for an unknown 911 call. Shortly after, a neighbor called and said a little girl had shown up to their house with a foot injury.

The neighbor said they heard screaming and shots coming from the house next door.

When ECSO deputies got to the house of the original 911 call, they found three adults shot dead.

ECSO says the deputies quickly developed a potential suspect and alerts were sent out looking for Daniel Sougstad. 

Early the next morning, Sougstad was stopped and arrested by police in Ingham County. He was arrested without incident.

ECSO says it was not a random act of violence.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time and ECSO says they will give another update later this week.

Sougstad is currently being held at the Eaton County Jail on three counts of open murder and three counts of felony firearm.

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