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Murder suspect, Jeffrey Eady, arrested in Florida

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Law officials in Florida have arrested 31-year-old Jeffrey Eady who is accused of killing several South Carolina women.

According to Panama City station WJHG, a tip Saturday placed Eady near Gulf Coast State College. He was later arrested in Mexico Beach, FL and is now in custody. Charleston County and Clarendon County officials left Saturday to interview Eady.

Eady was wanted in the shooting death of a convenience store clerk and the murders of two women in Clarendon County.

Police believe Eady is responsible for the robbery and murder of Crystal Johnson Thursday afternoon.

According to police they are working with SLED and Clarendon County investigators on a murder and missing persons case in Clarendon County in which Eady is also a suspect.

Clarendon County Sheriff's officials say Eady is wanted for credit card fraud and is a person of interest for the murder of Mabel White in the Oakdale Community. The body of 81-year-old Sadie Brown was found Sunday afternoon in New Zion, SC.

Around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Charleston County Sheriff's Deputies responded to 8808 Savannah Highway in reference to a deceased person believed to be the store clerk at the D&V Convenience Store.

Police say at approximately 1:42 p.m. Thursday, Jeffrey Eady pulled into the parking lot at the front of the store in a blue, four-door sub-compact automobile. Detectives say the suspect then entered the store, shot the clerk and robbed the store on his way out.

According to the Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten, the store clerk has been identified as 37-year-old Crystal Johnson. Friday's autopsy showed the cause of death was a gunshot to the head.

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