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Witness: Suspect in hit-and-run of bicycle club said he had split personalities

BROOKSHIRE, Texas - The Waller County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a suspect in the hit and run accident that killed two cyclists Saturday morning.

BROOKSHIRE, Texas - The Waller County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a suspect in the hit and run accident that killed two cyclists Saturday morning.

The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Victor Kevin Tome.

DPS tells KHOU 11 Tome has been charged with two counts of murder, three counts of failure to stop and render aid and one count of burglary.

DPS said Tome is responsible for hitting three bicyclists, killing two of them. The victims have been identified as Keri Blanchard Guillory, 48, and Craig Randall Tippitt, 37.

On Sunday, investigators said the evidence collected shows Tome intentionally ran over the cyclists.

Tome is from the Dallas area and it is unclear why he was in Waller County on Saturday.

The accident happened near Buller Road and Muske Lane.

"(The bicyclists) were on the right side of the roadway, they were doing what they had to do. They were obeying the law and they're not here right now and it's a sad moment." said DPS Trooper Eric Burse.

According to the Waller County Sheriff's Office, Tome hit the bicyclists and then fled on foot.

After fleeing, Tome reportedly broke into Mark Newkirk's home just down the road from the scene of the accident.

When Newkirk returned home, he found Tome just sitting in his living room.

"He was just spitting out words. I asked him, 'Are you the guy police are chasing after?' and he goes, 'Yea...'" said Newkirk.

He said Tome seemed mentally unstable.

"He said he had split personalities. He told me that they thought he was a Russian spy and that they were trying to hurt him." said Newkirk.

Newkirk was able to convince Tome to turn himself in to police.

"I just got lucky he didn't go off on me." said Newkirk.

Tome was taken into custody without incident.

"The demeanor of the suspect was also...abnormal, I'll just put it that way." said Burse.

DPS said the cyclists were part of a group called the Center Spring Fest Bicycle Club. They were training for the MS150.

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