4th suspect held in man’s slaying

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced the arrest of a fourth suspect in the armed robbery and slaying of Willie Jackson April 9 at a residence on Old Timers Court in the Oates community.
Jelonta Chavon Bacote, 27, of Darlington was arrested in Sumter by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies and agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Investigators previously arrested Tyneshia Jhane Price, 25, of Hartsville, Devon Demarco Rembert, 19, of Hartsville, and Nelson Hawkins, 51, of Darlington.
Price and Rembert are charged with murder and armed robbery. Rembert also has two other pending charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the April 2018 killing of a Lamar man.
Rembert was released on bond March 12 on those charges.
Hawkins is charged with accessory before the fact to a felony.
Bond was denied for Price, Rembert and Hawkins by a Darlington County magistrate. Bond had not been set for Bacote. The four remained in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.

Author: Stephan Drew

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