Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Suspect in Club Shooting Is Arrested

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Suspect in Club Shooting Is Arrested

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A long-wanted Jacksonville murder suspect has been arrested.

Stanley Kelvin Merriweather, 31, whose photo was released by police in October 2012 advising that a murder warrant had been issued, was arrested Thursday, jail records show.

He was wanted in the shooting death of Glenn Eugene Adams Jr., 29, who intervened in an argument Merriweather was having over money with a dancer at Mascara's, 3225 Southside Blvd., said Chief Annie Smith of the Sheriff's Office.

Merriweather, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of East Third Street and who is 6-foot-9, was thought to have left Jacksonville, Smith said. She said he walked into the downtown police headquarters, but refused to talk about the case without his attorney.

Smith said she did not know where Merriweather has been since the shooting.

The warrant charged him with murder, distributing cocaine, resisting arrest, marijuana possession and introducing or smuggling contraband into a detention facility.

At the club, witnesses said Merriweather approached one of two dancers entertaining Adams and a friend. The dancer was struck, then Adams and Merriweather began to fight. Adams was shot in the chest and died at the club.

Scott Butler


Police found a dead woman and a badly beaten man in a Jacksonville home Friday morning in the 4600 block of Sunderland Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Police responded to the area about 11:30 a.m. in response to a fight and found four people at the residence who said there was a man inside with injuries. The people said they knocked on the door and a man answered who looked like he had been beaten, police said.

Officers entered the residence and found the woman unresponsive in a bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was later found that the man was also shot and he was transported to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

Neighbors said they heard what they believed to be gunshots before sunrise. …

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