Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the killing of five people in northern Nevada, officials said Wednesday.
“This was senseless,” Lyon County Sheriff Allen Veil said at an afternoon news conference. “The taking of the lives of five people for a motive yet to be determined. No matter what it is, it’s senseless.”
Jeremiah Bean, 25, of Fernley, Nev., was arrested Monday and booked on two counts of burglary, authorities said. He was being held Tuesday at Lyon County Jail, they said.
Veil said authorities would seek five murder charges against Bean. Investigators are continuing to search for information on a motive in the deaths that have shocked the community of Fernley, about 30 miles east of Reno, he said.