Task Force Finds Slaying Suspect in Georgia Town

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Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union

A suspect in the September shooting death of a Jacksonville man was arrested early Friday morning in a small Georgia town.

Devin Williams was arrested shortly after midnight in an apartment complex in Hazlehurst, about 150 miles northwest of Jacksonville. He is accused of robbing and shooting 29-year-old Dwayne Jackson on Sept. 28.

Williams was apprehended as a result of a five-month investigation of the North Florida Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team. The team is a task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service with the aid of other state, local and federal officials.


Two people wanted on charges they illegally sold or bought the meat of game animals have turned themselves in, authorities said.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers served warrants on 10 of 14 suspects in and around Baker County Thursday. The warrants were the result of probable cause evidence developed during a covert investigation of wildlife crimes, said Karen Parker, spokeswoman for the wildlife commission.

On Thursday afternoon, two of the suspects turned themselves in to the Baker County Sheriff's Office. They were:

-- Wendell D. Meadows, 36, St. George, Ga., illegal sale of whitetail deer, third-degree felony, and illegal possession of a freshly killed, untagged doe deer, first-degree misdemeanor;

-- Freddie L. …


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