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Two men now in custody for the murder of Jarvis Daffin

On February 4, 2012 the Dothan Police Department became involved in a case regarding a possible shooting death of a Dothan resident. Officers received information that a twenty-four year old male named Jarvis Daffin had become the victim of a homicide. Investigators began a diligent effort to confirm details of the incident during which time they learned that Jarvis Daffin was last seen going to Headland, Alabama with two other males. Investigators developed further information that lead them to believe during this trip, Mr. Daffin was fatally wounded by a single gunshot wound and placed in a wooded area in the vicinity of Tumbelton, Alabama. Working in conjunction with the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Headland Police Department and A.B.I., investigators with the Dothan Police Department were able locate the victim and evidence that was left behind. Investigators stated the motive for the crime appears to be robbery. An autopsy conducted February 6, 2012 confirmed the victim was Jarvis Daffin.

Investigators identified and signed warrants against two suspects, Antwain Jermon Wingard and Justice Jerrell Knight. On February 7, 2012 police located and arrested sixteen year old Antwain Jermon Wingard and charged him as an adult with Capital Murder, Kidnapping 1st Degree, and Robbery 1st Degree for his actions during the crime. At that time, investigators were unable to locate Justice Jerrell Knight but had reason to believe he had fled the area.

The case was turned over to the US Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama after investigators learned that Knight had fled the state.  Their investigation took them to Miami Florida where Justice Knight was taken into custody at a residence Thursday. Knight will be transferred back to Alabama to face charges.  The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the US Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance with this case.

Antwain Jermon Wingard, black male, sixteen years of age, of N. Bell Street was arrested and charged with Capital Murder, Kidnapping 1st Degree, and Robbery 1st Degree with no bond.

Justice Jerrell Knight, black male, twenty years of age, of N. Bell Street was located in Miami, Florida and arrested for Capital Murder, Kidnapping 1st Degree, and Robbery 1st Degree no bond.

Source:  Dothan Police Department

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