Coroner identifies couple killed in double homicide in York City

Staff report
Levar Fountain

York City Police have arrested a man who is believed to be connected to the deaths of a married couple who died Saturday evening.

John Fountain, 74, and his wife, Mary Fountain, 65, were found dead in their home Saturday, Dec. 21, according to the York County Coroner's Office. 

Levar Fountain, 38, of York, was charged with two counts of criminal homicide, which is a felony, York City Police said. Fountain is related to the deceased, police said.

Fountain was at the scene of the crime, in the 300 block of Wallace Street, where police began investigating and interviewing witnesses. 

"During their investigation it was determined that Fountain was a suspect in this attack and he later made statements to Police admitting his involvement," police said in a news release. "It was determined that he had assaulted the two victims with an edged weapon causing their death."

Officers were dispatched around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, to the 300 block of Wallace Street for a reported cardiac arrest and found the two bodies, police stated.

York City Police have made an arrest in connection to a double homicide in the 300 block of Wallace Street, Sunday, December 22, 2019.
John A. Pavoncello photo

A news release from the coroner's office stated two deputy coroners were summoned to a home at 312 Wallace St. for two fatalities. That statement noted John and Mary Fountain were "victims of an apparent homicide."

Autopsies will be conducted Tuesday morning, according to the coroner's office.

Levar Fountain is in York County Prison without bail, according to online records.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the York City Police at 717-849-2204; through the CrimeWatch app at; or at 717-846-1234 or ‪717-849-2219. All tips can remain anonymous.

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