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Aiken Murder Suspect Surrenders in Case of Dumped Body!


Murder suspect Dimitri Carter surrendered to investigators Wednesday with his attorney to face charges in the Aug. 4 death of Allen Jones, whose body was dumped in Clearwater on top of a brush pile.

Demitri CarterCarter was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center where he was booked for Murder without incident.

“We would like to thank everyone and the citizens of Aiken County for sharing this information,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.


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Aiken County investigators have identified the murder suspect in the death of Allen Jones, whose body was dumped in Clearwater on top of a brush pile.

Dimitri Carter, 32, is wanted for murder and should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.

A motive is unclear, and authorities are refusing to say when and where Jones was likely killed until Carter is in custody.

Allen JonesJones is pictured here from a Facebook image.

Before Carter was identified as the killer, authorities said suspects Christopher Shane Blitchington and Dylan Raborn were arrested for accessories in the case. The pair is accused of assisting Carter in “disposing the deceased body of the victim,” sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullan said.

Jones’ body had suffered from gunshots when a bicyclist stumbled upon his body Aug. 4 along Avalon Lane in Clearwater.

Dylan Raborn, 23, of Augusta, Aggravated assault x3, fleeing, firearm possession by felonOn Friday afternoon, Aiken County investigators got an arrest warrant for Raborn (right) for his participation after the killing. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, authorities heard Raborn was at the Ashley Motel located at 4874 Jefferson Davis Highway.

They found him there, but Raborn and 30-year-old Kristopher Buckland fled in a silver Honda, according to a press release.

“As the suspects were fleeing the parking lot, they struck a parked vehicle where investigators and deputies began the pursuit,” the ACSO release says. “During the vehicle pursuit, the pursuing deputies reported that Raborn, hung his upper body out of the passenger window and fired several shots towards them.”

Kristopher Buckland, 30, of Harlem, Meth possession with intent to distribute, marijuana possession, aggravated assault x3, weapon possessionNone was injured and the pursuit ended in Richmond County.

Buckland (right) was arrested in Columbia County.

Raborn is being held on three counts of aggravated assault, weapon possession, firearm possession by a convicted felon and fleeing to elude law enforcement. He and Buckland faces extradition to Aiken County for charges there.

Christopher Blitchington, 38, of Langley, Drug trafficking, accessory after the fact to a felony, failure to stop for blue lightsBlitchington (right) was caught later and arrested for accessory, drug trafficking and fleeing police.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Carter, we ask the public to please call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372).

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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