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Suspect Identified In Jackson County Murder

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The search is on in Jackson County for the man suspected of murdering his girlfriend. The Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and other agencies spent most of Sunday at the scene in Greenwood.

Authorities are looking for a man in his late 30's named Andrew Johnson.

Sheriff Lou Roberts says his girlfriend called 911 just before 3:30 Sunday morning and told a dispatcher Johnson was threatening her.

"During the time that the officer was in route, it sounded as if the altercation was escalating. You could hear some screaming going on and shouting going on," said Roberts.

Deputies rushed to the mobile home the couple shared just a few miles east of the town of Greenwood. When they got there, they found the victim inside suffering from unspecified injuries. She later died from those injuries.

No one else was at the residence when deputies arrived.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding Johnson. They say he has a criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous.

"We feel like he is very likely responsible, and if we do encounter him, we are going to treat him as if he is armed and dangerous until we know otherwise," said Roberts.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnson is asked to call JCSO at (850) 482-9648, or you can leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at (850) 526-5000.

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in the Sunday morning murder of a woman in Greenwood.

According to authorities, Andrew David Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.  Sheriff Louis Roberts said Johnson, 38, is wanted for questioning in the death of his girlfriend at a mobile home on Fort Road.

The JCSO said the victim called the sheriff's office at 3:26 a.m. and said she was being threatened by her boyfriend.  The communications officer could hear a confrontation taking place in the background, authorities said.

When deputies arrived at the scene, the victim was found in the residence and suffering from unspecified injuries.  She died a short time later, the JCSO said.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnson is asked to call JCSO at (850) 482-9648 or CrimeStoppers at (850) 526-5000.