UPDATE: Social media posts key to arrest in Aiken County killings

A man arrested Monday in the fatal shootings of his two roommates in Aiken County on Friday has been extradited from Connecticut.

 

Jeremie David Tobey, 20, was booked on two counts of murder and grand larceny at the Aiken County Detention Center, an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office news release states.

Tobey was arrested by Connecticut State Police about 5:30 p.m. Monday at a hospital in Willimantic, Connecticut after his vehicle was spotted in the area, according to the Hartford Courant.

Capt. Eric Abdullah of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office told the Courant that they contacted authorities in Connecticut after finding social media posts by Tobey about having family in the state and receiving information on Saturday that he was traveling there.

“The collaborative efforts between law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions and citizens made this arrest possible,” Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt said. “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 victims’ family.”

Aiken County investigators obtained arrest warrants Sunday charging Tobey, 20, of Aiken, in the deaths of Pamela Lawson, 38, and Cody Diminovich, 25, and the theft of the car – a 2011 Honda Civic – that led Connecticut police to him. Investigators believe the shootings are drug-related.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aiken County deputies responded to Buldra Lane 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 Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

 

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