A 53-year-old Michigan landlord named Chad Reed was arrested and charged with killing 2 tenants because they “liked to party” and “kept him up late at night.”
According to the police report, Reed turned himself in to authorities after confessing to killing the couple. Later then identified as Joseph Soule, 34, and girlfriend Jaclyn Lepird, 31.
Law enforcement officials believe that on October 7, Reed killed the couple,who lived in an upstairs apartment of his home. After a long disagreement that turned into a verbal feud. Battle Creek police Detective Sgt. Joel Case says, “He’s claiming that Joey pulled a knife on him and in self-defense he drew a gun and shot and killed Joey. After seeing that, (Lepird) tried running from the residence, at which time he ended up shooting her as well.”
Det. Sgt Case adds, “He also did state he followed her into the backyard and proceeded to beat and strangle her until she ended up passing away in the backyard.” It’s also reported that Reed wrapped the couple’s bodies in plastic before stashing them into the back of his truck.
He later drove the truck to an abandoned garage, parked it, and left it there. Currently, the case is under investigation as Reed sits in lock up at the Calhoun County Jail with no bond.