Cousin of double murder suspect charged with lying to police

Javarie Williams is facing a charge of making a false report to a law enforcement officer in the search for double murder suspect Marlin Joseph, his cousin. (PBSO)

Investigators used credit card transactions to track down the man wanted for killing a mother and her 11-year-old daughter.

According to a probable cause affidavit from West Palm Beach Police, investigators eyed Marlin Joseph as the prime suspect in the killings of Kaladaa Crowell and Kyra Inglett.

Police said one day after the shootings Joseph used his personal credit card at a bank ATM near Military Trail and Community Drive. In a photo released by police, he was driving Crowell's Toyota Camry.

On Tuesday at around 9:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Service notified West Palm Beach Police that Joseph's credit card had been used in Lake Worth.

A team of U.S. Marshals and police officers scoured the area to look for the person using the card.

About an hour later, police received a live notification from Chase Bank that the card was being used at a gas station at 874 South Dixie Highway in Lantana.

Officers surrounded the gas station and detained the man who had been seen on surveillance video using the card. Police said the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Javarie Williams, is a cousin of Marlin Joseph.

Police said Williams initially denied knowing about the Chase Bank card, Marlon Joseph or the double murder in West Palm Beach.

Investigators later discovered Williams had been given the card by Joseph to get money for him. Williams also let Joseph stay in his apartment for the four days after the murders, according to the arrest affidavit.

Police arrested Williams on a charge of making a false report for lying to police during a capital felony case.

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