Man Arrested For Hamilton County Murder

By: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Email
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A warrant for Daphedron Allen was issued early Sunday morning by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for the murder of Jasper, Florida resident, Frank Jones.

"He perhaps had been transported out of the state by an individual that could possibly be at the motel at the Lake Park exit," said Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid.

Sheriff Reid says Allen was aiming for another person, but shot Jones while hiding behind some bushes across the street from Jones' house. He then fled to Lake Park, Georgia.

Once it was discovered Allen may be in Lake Park, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office was contacted to help assist in the case.

"That activated our special response team, and while we were there, Mr. Allen was walking around the parking lot and was taken into custody without incident," said Lt. Stryde Jones with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is still open and officials say deputies are still looking for the murder weapon, and possibly others involved.

News Release: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
May 19, 2014 - 10am

On Sunday morning, investigators from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office began the investigation of the murder of Frank Allen which occurred in Jasper on Sunday, May 18 shortly after midnight. During their investigation, investigators identified Daphedron Lamar Allen as a suspect and an arrest warrant for the offense of Second Degree Murder was subsequently issued. The investigators discovered that following the shooting, Daphedron Allen may have been dropped off at a motel in Lake Park. Hamilton County immediately notified the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office of the investigation and developments.

Deputies and investigators responded to the area of Timber Drive in Lake Park and shortly thereafter observed Daphedron Allen walking in the parking lot of the motel. Daphedron Allen was arrested without incident and taken to the Lowndes County Jail. Daphedron Allen will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court Monday afternoon for an arraignment hearing where his extradition back to Florida will be considered.

Additional details related to the murder may be obtained from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at {386} 792-1001.

Both Sheriff Chris Prine and Sheriff Harrell Reid expressed that this investigation was ongoing and additional arrest may be possible. Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at {386} 792-1001.

Name: Allen, Daphedron Lamar
Address: Park Lane - Jasper, Florida
Age: 34
Charges: Fugitive from justice {Georgia}
Second degree murder {Florida}

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