A Columbia man was charged with murder Wednesday after being arrested by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Eddie Louis Bass III, 29, was charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to the sheriff’s department.
Bass allegedly shot a man in the head Jan. 31 at a residence in the 500 block of Blackville Road, according to arrest warrants.
Malcolm Jones, 27, of Gaston, was the man who was fatally shot, according to an identification from Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Fisher.
“We’ve taken statements from key witnesses and gathered evidence from the scene as part of our case,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a news release.
Koon said Lexington County deputies arrested Bass with assistance from U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force members and State Law Enforcement Division agents Wednesday morning in Richland County. He’ll be booked into the Lexington County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.
“Our work on this case continues,” Koon said. “We’re asking anyone with information related to the incident to share those tips with us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or click or tap here for the link.