Roommate arrested in killing of 2 in Aiken

Jeremie David Tobey, who was wanted on murder charges in the shooting of his two roommates was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Monday in Connecticut, according to a news release from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department.

 

His vehicle was spotted and he was taken into custody by the Connecticut State Police, according to the release.

“The collaborative efforts between law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions and citizens made this arrest possible,” said Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt. “Though Tobey has been taken into custody, we still have a lot of work to accomplish in this case. It is our greatest hope that his arrest brings some measure of comfort to the victim’s family.”

Tobey will be held in Connecticut while awaiting extradition. The investigation is ongoing.

Aiken County investigators obtained arrest warrants Sunday charging Tobey, 20, of Aiken, with two counts of murder and one count of grand larceny in the deaths of Pamela Lawson, 38, and Cody Diminovich, 25, and the taking of the car – a 2011 Honda Civic – that led Connecticut police to him.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to Buldra Lane in Aiken after a 911 caller reported the shootings. Deputies forced their way into the residence, near the intersection of Dry Branch Road and Chime Bell Church Road, and found the bodies of Lawson and Diminovich. They lived in the Buldra Lane residence with Tobey, according to Coroner Tim Carlton.

 

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