Young Search Warrants

The search warrant for Jason Young’s 2004 Ford Explorer was returned today after his SUV was released to his attorney yesterday. That link will take you to WRAL’s copy of the warrant. Of note is the mention in the probable cause section of dark spots, consistent in appearance with blood droplets, in two locations in and on the SUV. Those may turn out to be nothing relevant to the murder but were certainly a good excuse for Wake County Sheriff’s officers to search the vehicle.

The vehicle was detained prior to the search at a residence in Fuquay-Varina — to my knowledge, the home of the victim’s sister, Meredith Fisher.

The inventory list is mostly unremarkable, but it appears that the list may be incomplete. There is no mention of luggage and the phrase “nothing follows” is conspicuously absent from the bottom of the list.

Of interest to me are the two receipts for gas and one for lodging. The Han-dee Hugo #89 is located at 2516 South Saunders Street in Raleigh — not far from the Youngs’ residence. After much searching, I was unable to locate a “Get I Market” in any of three states — North Carolina, Virginia, or Tennesee. I did find a Get-It Market in a little burg off the beaten path in southwestern Virginia — Duffield, Virginia. I also searched for other variations including Get One Market and Get 1 Market. No luck with those. As for the “Hampton Hotel”, this probably refers to a Hampton Inn in Virginia, of which there are several. The one that caught my attention for no particular reason is the Hampton Inn in Abingdon, Virgina. We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.

WRAL has links to the earlier released search warrants on this page.

Update: 9:17 pm, CT

There is, in fact, another page to the search warrant inventory. It includes the Dell laptop computer, various papers, and an automotive repair or maintenance invoice. Still no mention of luggage however.

I’ve mapped out some of the Hampton Inns in southwestern Virginia for reference as to where Jason may have checked in on November 2.

Hampton Inns Map

Distance and travel time from the Raleigh residence can be easily calculated by hovering over the markers and selecting the desired options.

Update: 01/06/07, 11:45 am, CT

If you’ve read the comment section of this blog entry, you’ve seen this post by Captain Joe:

I’ve found out where JY went to in VA and why. There was a gas receipt from a place called Get I market shown on a warrant today. I believe that it was a mis-spelling. It should be Get-IT market, and there’s only one of those in VA, in Duffield, VA. And from a news article in October, If you read this article about a new medical center in Duffield, VA that was published last October, you can see why he went there. They were looking for bids on a medical data program. I think his trip there was legitimate, that’s exactly where he went to.http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=3691596

 

I consider Captain Joe’s find very interesting and a good potential candidate for the location of Jason’s Friday morning meeting in Virginia.

As Captain Joe noted, and I mentioned earlier in this entry, a gas purchase receipt, dated November 3, from a business referred to as the “Get I Market” was found in Jason’s Explorer. I’ve been unable to locate any such business in North Carolina, Virginia or Tennesee. There is, however, a Get-It Market in Duffield, Virgina. However, Duffield is an approximate five hour drive from the Young’s Raleigh residence — a long haul, considering he left in the evening hours. As you may recall, Jason reportedly told a friend at Michelle’s funeral that he left Thursday evening for a headstart on an early morning meeting in Virginia. I surmise that Jason may have driven about three hours on Thursday evening and found lodging in the area around the junction of Interstates 77 and 81 in Virginia. There are several Hampton Inns in that region, and the search warrant for Jason’s SUV lists a November 2 receipt for a “Hampton Hotel”.

During the search of the home, investigators also confiscated a Hampton Inn reservation confirmation for the dates September 5-8. If that Hampton Inn was also in Virginia, it could be an indication that Jason was familiar with hotels in the area I’ve outlined on this map. Familiar enough to use one of them as an alibi in the planning of a murder? Time will tell.

I’ve decided to make this update its own entry. Please comment there.

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2 comments so far

  1. Anonymous on

    I’ve found out where JY went to in VA and why. There was a gas receipt from a place called Get I market shown on a warrant today. I believe that it was a mis-spelling. It should be Get-IT market, and there’s only one of those in VA, in Duffield, VA. And from a news article in October, If you read this article about a new medical center in Duffield, VA that was published last October, you can see why he went there. They were looking for bids on a medical data program. I think his trip there was legitimate, that’s exactly where he went to.
    http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=3691596

    Captain Joe

  2. Average Jane on

    The medical center in Duffield is an interesting find, Captain Joe. Good potential for Jason’s Friday morning meeting. Duffield is nearly a 5 hour drive from Raleigh though. No Hampton Inns there either. I charted several Hampton Inns on a livesearch map. There’s a link to it on the main page. It’s likely that his hotel was one of several within range of the intersection of I-77 and I-81 in Virginia. That would have been approximately a 3 hour drive. Very doable with the timeline. Would explain the “headstart” explanation for his Thursday evening departure, too.


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