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Two more suspects arrested in Fleming stabbing

POSTED: January 26, 2012 3:02 p.m.
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Two more men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Terry “TJ” Floyd, 19, who died after being stabbed several times Saturday night in Fleming.

Jonathan Mathew Robertson, 18, was arrested and charged with murder and robbery, and Damien Walthour, whose age was not specified, faces a charge of tampering with evidence, according to a news release from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Travon Walthour, 17, was taken into custody Sunday and charged with murder and aggravated assault.

The incident occurred Saturday night when Floyd and a 17-year-old friend, whose name has not been released, allegedly were supposed to meet someone to purchase marijuana, the release said.

The friend reported that after the transaction was made, the seller and two other men jumped them, robbed them and stabbed Floyd in the middle of the road. Floyd was found dead in the 300 block of Cook Road.

Both Robertson and Travon Walthour were denied bond, and Damien Walthour was offered $1,200 in bond. According to the release, Damien Walthour was “the alleged driver of the vehicle leaving the scene and an accomplice in the concealment of the murder weapon.”

According to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer, officials took Robertson into custody Wednesday during the middle of a math class at Liberty County High School. 

Scherer, who was briefed on the arrest and shared the information during the board of education retreat Wednesday, said that 26 students witnessed the arrest — a move that is not in line with the system’s policy.

“The administrators did not know about it,” she said, adding that LCSS representatives likely would address the issue with the sheriff’s office.

 

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