Two Men Charged – June 11, 2017 Double Homicide

Sunday, June 11, 2017

​On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at approximately 11:56 a.m., Virginia Beach Police were called to a residence located in the 2200 block of Archives Court, for a report of two unresponsive adult males.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.  The cause of death has been ruled as homicide.

The decedents have been identified as 28-year-old John Andrew Rathjen and 23-year-old Rayvone Sharome Miles, both residents of Virginia Beach.

 

As a result of the investigation, James Cole Gregory, 20, of the 1200 block of Summit Avenue, Portsmouth, Virginia, has been charged with two counts of First Degree Murder, two counts of Robbery and four counts of Use of a Firearm.

Leonard Allen Morrison, 29, of the 7200 block of Beltz Drive, District Heights, Maryland.  Morrison has warrants on file for two counts of First Degree Murder, two counts of Robbery and four counts of Use of a Firearm.

​James Cole Gregory is currently in custody in another jurisdiction due to an unrelated criminal incident.

Leonard Allen Morrison, is currently hospitalized due to an unrelated criminal incident in another jurisdiction.

 

This case remains under investigation by the Department's Homicide Squad with Detective M. Marsolais the lead investigator.

 

MPO Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer

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