Lavalley was taken into custody during the evening with the assistance of the Charlotte Police Dept. and the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office. He has been brought back to Allegan County to face formal charges that could be filed as early as Thursday.
The victims were discovered inside a burning home at 2360 Briarwood Ave. in Dorr Twp. yesterday around 1pm while fire fighters with the Dorr Twp Fire Dept. and the Salem Twp Fire Dept. were on scene fighting the fire.
Family members identified the victims as Deb Sheppard and two of her kids: 12-year-old Emma McComber and Corey LaValley Jr., who was 10.
Corey LaValley Sr., is the ex-boyfriend of Sheppard and his son, Corey LaValley Jr., is among the dead. He is being held in the Allegan County Jail for felony homicide, according to Michigan State Police records.
MSP Fire Marshalls investigators are continuing to investigate and Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office continue to follow up on the case.
This investigation is ongoing and more details will be released when they are made available from the investigators.