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.
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.
On 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.”
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.
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).