Dearborn police have a 34-year-old man in custody for the murders of two Family Dollar employees.
Lavere Bryant, of Dearborn, was charged Wednesday afternoon with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of felony murder, one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of armed robbery, felon in a possession of a firearm and felony firearm.
Local 4 has learned Bryant has several prior convictions.
"The members of this department worked tirelessly and around the clock in an exemplary fashion to bring closure to this case in the finest tradition of delivering superior public service and earning the public's trust every day in everything we do," said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad in a statement released Wednesday.
Orlando had been working with 20-eyar-old Brenna Machus, a store manager, the night before.
Machus was missing for two days before her body was found in a wooded area near the Southfield Freeway and Michigan Avenue.
Police say Bryant went into the store, shot and killed Orlando in the bathroom and abducted Machus from the stock room. He then shot her and dumped her body.
Sources tell Local 4 Bryant had a big crush on Machus. The possible motive could be fatal attraction. Sources say he had sent harassing letters to her home.
Police call man in surveillance video person of interest:
At the time of the crime, police had released a 17-second surveillance video of a person of interest waving his arm as he entered the store Monday night with a hood over his head. His face isn't clear in the video.
Police say that man was Bryant. Investigators say tips started pouring in after the surveillance images were made public.