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Investigators search car suspects were arrested in, seize 4 mobile phones

Investigators searched the PT Cruiser that Jennifer Hawkins, Frederick Badgero, Jr. and Larry Hawkins III were arrested in Sunday night. The three are all accused of harboring accused killer Phillip Stroupe II, and of being accessories after the fact to first-degree murder. (Photo credit: VINELink.com, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office)

There are new details Friday in the Thomas Bryson murder case.

Investigators searched the PT Cruiser that Jennifer Hawkins, Frederick Badgero, Jr. and Larry Hawkins III were arrested in Sunday night. The three are all accused of harboring accused killer Phillip Stroupe II, and of being accessories after the fact to first-degree murder.

The Cruiser belongs to Badgero's father, according to the warrants.

The warrants also state that investigators seized four mobile phones from the car.

The house where the three allegedly harbored Stroupe as he was sought as part of a multi-county search burned down Thursday night, and the fire is being investigated as arson.

The three have maintained their innocence in the face of the charges, and say that Stroupe forced their cooperation by threatening them with violence.

All three suspects remain in the Buncombe County Detention Center on at least $200,000 bond.

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