Tallahassee man arrested in connection to Bay County murder

Andre Bivins, 30, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant out of Bay County. (Bay County Sheriff's Office)

By: WJHG/WECP
February 20, 2020

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) — A Panama City Beach man has been arrested on an open count of murder in connection with the Edward Ross murder, according to court documents.

Joshua Campell was arrested Thursday and charged with murder.

The documents go on to say another man was arrested in Tallahassee on Wednesday in connection to the murder. The Leon County arrest report shows that Andre Bivins was arrested in Tallahassee on Wednesday for a warrant out of Bay County for first degree murder.

On December, 29, 2019, the Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in Panama City Beach. Deputies found Edward Ross shot multiple times. He was taken to the Bay Medical Center, where he later died.

According to the court documents, witnesses on scene described three men entering the home. Video surveillance shows two white cars at a gas station within two blocks of the home. One man was later identified as a co-defendant to Campbell in this case.

Through the investigation, deputies received information that Joshua Campbell was bragging about "banging a body," and accurately described of how Ross was found clothes when the initial call came in.

On Tuesday, Campbell was interviewed and denied being a part of the homicide.

Deputies gathered more information in the case from a co-defendant, and on February 19, that defendant was found in Tallahassee, Florida.

During an interview, the defendant identified Campbell as being involved in the shooting, saying he was the one who shot the victim.

The defendant denies being one of the shooters on December 29, but he did admit his role as being a driver for the shooters.

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