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Walthourville slaying suspect in custody
Wville shooting scene
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Cedar Hill Mobile Home Park in Walthourville on Jan. 25. - photo by Photo by Lewis Levine

The suspect in last week’s fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Detective James Snider said Thomas Edward Jordan turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.

Jordan arrived at the Liberty County Jail with his attorney and will be held in the fatal shooting of Kenneth Lee Jackson Jan. 25 in front of Jackson’s home at Cedar Hill Mobile Home Park, Snider said.

Jordan was seen leaving the scene in a gray vehicle immediately after the shooting, and was later seen in a burgundy Toyota Tundra, police said last week.

The Sheriff’s Office quickly issued an arrest warrant charging Jordan with murder. Snider said Monday that additional charges are expected.

Walthourville police Chief Bernie Quarterman said last week that Jordan and Jackson engaged in “what appeared to be a short, heated verbal altercation seconds prior to the shooting.”

Officers responded to Jackson’s home at 10:16 a.m. Jan. 25 and found Jackson lying on the ground next to the steps leading to the mobile home. Jackson died at the scene despite his brother’s and first responders’ efforts to resuscitate him, police said. 

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