Graniteville Man Surrenders in Recent Killing of Ex-Girlfriend!

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A “dangerous” Graniteville man surrendered Wednesday morning to face charges in the March 25 double shooting near Horse Creek Subdivision that killed his ex-girlfriend, authorities said.

Laketia Boyd victimJalen Devaughn Simpkins, 25, was wanted in the double shooting that killed 23-year-old Laketia “Keita” Boyd and sent a man in the same vehicle to the hospital.

According to a press release, Aiken County dispatch received a 911 call around 11:53 a.m. Sunday (March 25) in regards to a shooting incident that occurred at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Highland Drive in Graniteville. When deputies arrived, they located a male victim on Highland Drive that had been shot and a deceased female victim located in a vehicle on the embankment of Jefferson Davis Highway.

Jalen SimpkinsSimpkins was identified as the suspect.

As we previously reported, it should not surprise anyone that the justice system has been more than sympathetic to Simpkins, who has multiple charges on his record for resisting officer, obstructing justice and wounding law enforcement.

The justice system has thrown most of these charges out before trial.

In one case, they gave him probation and anger management classes for a resisting arrest charge from 2015.

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