OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — An Accident man faces two counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of a young man and woman from Oakland.

Jeffrey Minnick, 45, was being held without bond Monday at the Garrett County jail.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Minnick Friday in the deaths of Jessica Baker, 18, and Timothy Lax, 24. Their bodies were found early Wednesday morning at a vagrant camp in a wooded part of Oakland.

Minnick told some nearby residents he had been stabbed in a fight that same night.

He is a registered sex offender, stemming from a North Carolina conviction.

Minnick was convicted in 2001 in Maryland of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The public defender’s office didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment on the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. whatnow says:

    Fry him. He has proven himself to be worthless.

  2. williejoe says:

    Once a POS always a POS. There is no redeeming value in sex offenders, they should never see the light of day.

  3. tracie says:

    RIP Timmy & Jessica. I cannot believe this, I am still in shock. Neither one of you deserved this.
    Timmy- I’ve known you for 5 years and although you were a strange duck, that is what made you unique, at the end of the day.. you had a good heart. I will never forget you, you can go be with your momma now<3
    Jess- I've only known you since you started dating Timmy, you were way too young to be taken. Your memory lives on beautiful girl.

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