Bloodhounds track down murder suspect in Darlington County
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:36:45 GMT —
Bloodhound units from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office tracked down one murder suspect after a manhunt Tuesday night in the Centerville area of Darlington County.
The search began after Jayvis James Jackson, 20, was seen in the Centerville area. Deputies say Jackson ran from law enforcement into a wooded area off of Comanche Street.
Jackson was taken into custody near the ball field.
Bloodhound units, tracking units and a SLED helicopter were all used to track him down. SLED, Darlington County Sheriff's Office, Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, and Cheraw Police Department all took part in the search.
Jackson was wanted for the shooting death of Jamal Gainey in Cheraw last week, according to
Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas. Also arrested Tuesday night in connection to the murder were Laporche Burnes and Zakariya Hughes.
At one point, Chief Thomas said a manhunt was underway in Centerville for a second murder suspect. That person is now considered a person of interest. The manhunt was called off.