Nov. 18, 2022
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police have apprehended a suspect in relation to a quadruple homicide that occurred in the 4200 block of Laurel Oak Road just before 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.
Just before 5 a.m. today, police were called to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 4200 block of Laurel Oak Road. Once on scene, police entered the residence to perform a welfare check and found four shooting victims, all of whom were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect was not on scene when police arrived.
The victims have been identified as JoAnna M. Cottle, 39; Kaelyn M. Parson, 13; Kinsey M. Cottle, 4; and Jayson L. Cottle, 4. JoAnna Cottle is the mother of the three children and all four victims lived in the Laurel Oak Road residence.
After investigation, police identified the suspect as Jonah L. Adams, 35, of the 11400 block of Saint Martha Court in Waldorf, Md. Adams was previously in a relationship with JoAnna Cottle and is the father of Kinsey Cottle and Jayson Cottle.
Chesterfield detectives have obtained warrants for Adams for four counts of first-degree murder in relation to this morning's homicide. Adams was apprehended by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) near his residence in Maryland and remains in custody in that state.
Detectives continue to investigate and anyone with information about this homicide should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
Photo: Jonah L. Adams