Suspect identified in Sunday murder on Harmony Lane

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COLUMBIA COUNTY – On Sunday November 14th shortly before 9:00 pm, deputies located the body of a 30-year-old male on SW Harmony Lane near State Road 47. The body was located after the suspect reported the incident to law enforcement authorities in a neighboring county. Since multiple jurisdictions and agencies are involved, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was requested to assist in the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as Javont’e Wilkins (29) of Hillsborough County, Florida. He was taken into custody in Hamilton County, Florida. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time.

In a statement, Sheriff Mark Hunter said, “This type of case is not common in our area. We want the public to know that we believe this is an isolated incident and there are no other threats to the public related to this incident. We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners as we investigate this case.”

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Additional details of the investigation will be forthcoming once further information is able to be released. At this time, the investigation is still active.