Suspect in Murder, Robberies Arrested

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - The suspect in a murder and a series of other crimes in the Midlands has been arrested.

Richland County deputies say 26-year-old Stanley Jones was taken into custody Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia. Investigators say they'd gotten leads that he was up there, and officers in that city arrested him.

On February 4th, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Jones and an unknown person kicked in the door of the home on Brookfield Road and shot the victim in the upper body. The victim was hospitalized for several weeks, but passed away last week.

According to Lott, it wasn't the only time this year Jones struck a home. Investigators say Jones broke into a home on Woodbranch Road on January 9th and took items.

Lott also said Jones is responsible for pulling a knife on an employee at a Dollar General on Two Notch Road on February 15th and robbing the store, as well as robbing three other businesses in Columbia in February.

At the time of all these incidents, Lott says Jones was on bond following an arrest for armed robbery in Forest Acres.


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