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Sheriff: Murder suspect Jeffrey Eady attempts suicide and taken to hospital

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Jeffery Eady at store in Charleston County Jeffery Eady at store in Charleston County
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Investigators in two counties believe he is responsible for 3 murders in a span of 48-hours. Tonight News 2 received word from the Clarendon County Sheriff that 31-year old Jeffrey Eady tried to commit suicide while at the detention center. Sheriff Randy Garrett confirmed the suicide attempt but would not discuss the severity or Eady's condition.

Meantime the D & V Convenience Store on Savannah Highway near Adams Run is still closed after Crystal Johnson was allegedly shot and killed there on Thursday afternoon.

On Saturday her alleged shooter Jeffrey Eady was caught in Florida, on Monday morning he faced a bond judge in Clarendon County.  Eady is charged with murder and credit card fraud. Before his suicide attempt he was being held at the Clarendon County Detention Center.

 In another turn of events in the case over the weekend, the woman believed by deputies to be Eady's first victim was the last to be found.  82-year old Sadie Brown was found Sunday afternoon in some woods, Sheriff's Deputies in Clarendon County have been searching since early Friday Morning.

 About a quarter of a mile away his second victim Maybell White was found Thursday afternoon at a recycling center off of Highway 527.

 Investigators say, that same day Eady arrived in Charleston County and killed D & V store clerk Crystal Johnson.  Her sister Christie Moultrie talked to News 2 on Monday about what it means to have Eady off the streets.

"To the kids it was some joy to know that their mom's killer had been caught. It was the wrong place at the wrong time. I just left her at twelve yet he is there an hour later and did what he had to do."

For the incident at the D & V Convenience Store, Eady is facing charges that include murder and armed robbery. There is no word at this time when he will be transported to Charleston County to be formally charged.

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