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Murder suspect in Halifax County turns himself in

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Davis / April 07, 2021
A Bold Springs Road man accused of murder in a shooting death Friday night in Cluster Springs has turned himself in to authorities.

Jeffrey Franklin Davis, 48, surrendered without incident Wednesday morning after police launched a search for him following the fatal shooting Friday night at a residence on Harmony Road. Davis is being held at the Halifax County Adult Detention Center in Halifax without bond.

Sheriff Fred Clark confirmed that James Robert ‘Jim Bob’ Wilson, 38, of Halifax County died in the shooting. Davis has been charged with second degree murder in Wilson’s death.

The shooting took place around 10:52 p.m. on Friday. After questioning people that night and throughout the day Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office sought the murder charge against Davis. Authorities warned at the time that he was considered armed and dangerous and asked people with knowledge of his whereabouts to contact local police.

Police have established that the shooting ensued after an altercation among several people, but Clark said Wednesday that he had no further information to share with the public at this point. Police have not said what kind of weapon was used in the shooting.

When authorities arrived at the scene Friday night, they found Wilson lying in the driveway of the Harmony Road home.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Corporal C. J. Yeatts served the murder warrant on Davis as he was taken before a magistrate Wednesday. Sheriff Clark stated that the investigation is still active and asked anyone with information about this incident to contact Investigator T. A. Mocarsky at (434) 476-3339 or the Halifax County Crime Line at (434) 476-8445.

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