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Suspect in overnight killing taken into custody

Jeremy Ferguson

A suspect that was being sought in the early Wednesday morning death of a man who was assailed at a Laurens convenience store has been apprehended, according to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.

LCSO Public Information Office Courtney Snow confirmed just after 9 a.m. Wednesday that Jeremy Ferguson was taken into custody.

The incident, which occurred at the Hot Spot on Highway 221 South in Laurens, happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Later Wednesday afternoon, the Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Akira Deauntay Robinson, 22, of Laurens.

According to the coroner’s office, Robinson died of a stab wound to the chest.

The LCSO began a manhunt with Ferguson as its primary suspect soon thereafter, releasing still photographs from surveillance videos and a previous Johnson Detention Center mugshot of Ferguson.

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