Kevin Satterfield is now in the St. Landry County Jail in Louisiana.
KISSIMMEE – The suspect made it as far as Louisiana, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said, before law enforcement caught with the man wanted in connection with a double murder in Kissimmee.
On Wednesday, May 2, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives traveled to Opelousas, Louisiana to continue the double homicide investigation – and to question Kevin Satterfield, who was arrested that same day at a local Motel 8.
The detectives plan to return to Osceola County by the end of this week, noted Twis Lizasuain, the public information officer for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
“While in Opelousas, they met with Satterfield, but are not disclosing at this time any information about the interview,” Lizasuain noted in her report on the case.
She did say that a handgun was recovered in Satterfield’s motel room.
“It will be tested to determine if the weapon was used during the crime,” Lizasuain noted. “Satterfield will not fight extradition, so he will return to Osceola County to face his charges.”
The investigation started early on Tuesday, when the sheriff’s office got a call about something happening at a home at 107 Coral Reef Circle in Kissimmee. Deputies found two people, an adult man and adult woman, dead at the home, and the female was later identified as Satterfield’s wife, Vicki Satterfield, 53. The male victim was later identified as Christian Martinez, 27.
A third victim, Satterfield’s daughter, who is 27 years old and eight months pregnant, was airlifted to Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, in critical condition.
Felony warrants for two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder were obtained for the arrest of Satterfield, who detectives say fled the area.
Then on Wednesday around 1 a.m., Satterfield was arrested and taken into custody in Opelousas. He was arrested at a Motel 8 at 5791 I-49 S. Service Road. The arrest was a joint effort, Lizasuain said. The U.S. Marshals Service’s Violent Offender Task Force, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and Opelousas Police SWAT teams went to the motel, and made contact with Satterfield, “who walked out of the motel room and surrendered without incident,” Lizasuain noted.
Search warrants were quickly obtained for Satterfield’s 2004 Jeep Cherokee, which was in the motel’s parking lot, and the room he was staying in.
Satterfield is now in the local correctional facility, the St. Landry County Jail.
Lizasuain said it’s not clear yet when Satterfield will be returned to Osceola County.
“The investigation is on-going,” she said. “Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”
Satterfield, 55, is expected to be charged with two counts of first degree murder, and one count of attempted murder when he is returned to Kissimmee.
Although two people were killed at the home and a third was critically injured, another adult female, a child and infant were also in the home at the time of the attack and survived. They did not get injured at all, Lizasuain said.
So far, a motive for the attack has not been made public.
As the manhunt began, the sheriff’s office had cautioned the public on Tuesday that Satterfield may possibly be armed and dangerous.
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