Updated: 4 p.m.
Metro police have charged 39-year-old Lorenzo K. Jenkins in the Oct. 22 triple homicide on Maxon Avenue in West Nashville.
West Precinct detectives took Jenkins into custody on a warrant Tuesday in Nashville. Metro police claim they found DNA evidence at the scene, and after receiving an analysis back from the TBI crime lab Friday, police charged Jenkins with three counts of criminal homicide.
Nearly three weeks ago, 56-year-old Patrick Sullivan, his 48-year-old wife, Deborah Sullivan, and their daughter 26-year-old Wendy Sullivan were found dead at their Maxon Avenue home on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 22.
On Tuesday evening, detectives took Jenkins into custody and served a search warrant requiring he give a DNA sample. A search warrant was also executed at his 1037 Centerpoint Road home in Hendersonville.
According to police, Jenkins refused to answer questions about the triple homicide case Tuesday night, but West Precinct detectives submitted the DNA sample to the TBI and charged Jenkings based on the results of that analysis.
According to police, the motive in the killings appears to be drug-related and the investigation is ongoing.
Jenkins received two six-year suspended sentences in June for aggravated burglary and felony theft in separate incidents, according to police.