Florida man arrested in Georgia after uncle, aunt found dead in Melbourne home

Two people – a brother and sister – were found dead in their home in Melbourne, Florida on Tuesday, and their nephew is considered a person of interest in their deaths, according to Melbourne police. The nephew was arrested in Georgia.

According to police, James C. Green, 31, of Melbourne, Florida, was arrested in Pooler, Georgia on Tuesday morning outside a church after he asked to speak with the pastor, was acting erratically, and was not able to rationally answer questions. Police said he attempted to run from officers when they arrived, but was quickly detained.

A handgun was later found in his car, which was registered to his uncle.

While detained, Green reportedly made statements that a Georgia officer found concerning and contacted Melbourne police to request a welfare check. When officers arrived, they found Alford G. Baker, 63, and Teresa Baker, 61, dead – brother and sister, and Green's aunt and uncle – dead, and "evidence to indicate both were the victim of homicide."

Police said all three lived at the same home.

Green is being held on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting officers. He is considered a person of interest and additional charges are likely, police said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Melbourne Police at 321-608-6731, or Crime Line, 800-423-8477.