Ky. Man Arrested In Deaths Of Grandparents, Uncle

Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 08:26:13-05

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his grandparents and uncle outside an Allen County, Kentucky home.  

Edward Dilonneal Siddens was located and detained in Sedgwick County, Colorado after a vehicle pursuit late Monday. 

Hours later, Kentucky State Police officials said warrants were issued for Siddens' arrest, charging him with three counts of murder and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile.  

KSP officials were first called to the scene around 11 a.m. Monday, after a county water department employee found the three people deceased on Ray Pardue Road.

All three had suffered gunshot wounds.  

The victims were identified as 73-year-old Jimmy Neal Siddens and 72-year-old Helen Siddens, who were married, and 41-year-old Jimmy Neal Siddens II. 

According to an affidavit, Siddens'  mother told authorities that she believed he'd committed the murders. She also said that he'd threatened her and her father in the past. 

Investigators also determined that several firearms were missing from the residence. 

Authorities said his grandfather's bank card had been used in Iowa before Siddens' cellphone was pinged in Colorado.  

A Colorado sheriff's deputy said multiple firearms were in plain view inside the vehicle. Siddens allegedly told authorities that "the owner of the vehicle is no longer with us." 

Stephen Bratcher, a pastor in Scottsville, knew Siddens from high school. He told NewsChannel 5 that he reached out to the suspect on Facebook after learning of the shooting.

"I knew the police were looking for him and I know sometimes these situations get resolved in horrific manners between suspects and law enforcement,” Bratcher said. “I didn't want anyone to get hurt, especially law enforcement out doing their job." 

At this point, investigators have not released a motive. 

Siddens was being held at the Sedgwick County Jail, pending extradition.