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Third arrest for fatal shooting
Steven Bond  At Large
Steven Bond. The other suspects photographs are with an earlier story. - photo by HPD photo
A third teenager accused in the shooting death of a young Hinesville man on June 16 has been arrested.
David Anthony Jones Jr., 28, died at Liberty Regional Medical Center after officers found him in his home in Tapco Mobile Home Park, suffering three gunshot wounds to the stomach.
HPD Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs said Wednesday Steven Bond, 17, was arrested early Wednesday in Decatur, Ill. Cribbs did not speculate how or why Bond went to Illinois. The detective did say Bond was arrested by federal marshals without incident at a residence.
Cribbs did not say how the marshals knew Bond as at the home and was unsure if the home belonged to a relative.
On Tuesday, two others, Rodriquez Platt, 19, and Jedediah Duncan, 19, were arrested. They have each been charged with one count of murder. And armed robbery charges are pending.
Cribbs said one arrest warrant, for Steve Plair, 24, was still pending.
The detective encouraged the suspect to turn himself in, but also encouraged residents to call in tips, if they know of the suspect’s whereabouts.
The HPD’s phone numbers are 368-8211 or 368-8215.
Bond’s return to Liberty County has yet to be determined. Cribbs said it was too early to tell if he would fight extradition.
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