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Murder Suspect Extradited to South Carolina

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Courtesy: WCIV Courtesy: WCIV
Courtesy: WCIV Courtesy: WCIV
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A suspected killer is back in South Carolina after waiving extradition in a Bay County courtroom. 30-year-old Jeffrey Eady was arrested in Mexico Beach Saturday following an intensive manhunt.

Eady is wanted in connection to three Charleston-area murders. He has been charged with killing a mother of three during the armed robbery of a convenience store on Thursday. He is also the prime suspect in two other homicides.

He was transported back to the Palmetto State shortly after his appearance in court Sunday morning.

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The hunt for a South Carolina man wanted in connection to at least two murders in the Palmetto State has ended in Bay County. The Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested 30 year old Jeffrey Eady in Mexico Beach.

According to our ABC affiliate WCIV in Charleston, investigators believe Eady shot and killed a mother of three during the armed robbery of a convenience store on Thursday. He's also linked to another homicide and missing person case in a neighboring county.

Eady was last seen in a blue Ford Focus. A Bay County deputy spotted that car near Gulf Coast State College around 5:30 Saturday afternoon.

Multiple agencies within the county assisted in the manhunt, which sent the suspect eastbound on Highway 98.

Major Tommy Ford with the Sheriff's Office said officers found Eady in Mexico Beach and arrested him without incident.

"It was intensive. We don't want, you know, somebody like that, a dangerous fugitive, so we're going to put every resource we have on it. It took us all coming together to make sure the sun didn't set before he was in custody," said Major Ford.

Ford said officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Panama City Police Department and Mexico Beach Police Department assisted in the hunt for Eady.

As of Saturday evening, the Bay County Sheriff's Office switched to an investigative role and will assist South Carolina investigators, who are making their way to Bay County to interview Eady.

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The Bay County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, arrested a fugitive wanted in connection to three homicides in South Carolina.

According to the BCSO, information was developed that Jeffrey Eady was in Bay County.  On Saturday, Eady was spotted at U.S. Highway 98 and 23rd Street near Gulf Coast State College.

Authorities searched for Eady and located him Saturday afternoon in Mexico Beach. He was taken into custody without incident, the BCSO said.