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Wanted Florida man arrested by Sheriff's Office

By Mehgaan Jones

mjones@news-daily.com

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted Florida man, last week, who -- according to authorities -- is a person of interest in several homicides in the Jacksonville area.

According to Clayton County Sheriff's Office public information officer, Deputy Alicia Parkes, the Sheriff's Office's Fugitives Unit, apprehended 23-year-old Deshawn Ingha John, at 374 Lady Guinevere Way, in Jonesboro, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at approximately 3:10 p.m.

John is charged as a "Fugitive Not of Georgia," Parkes said.

She said a warrant for John's arrest was issued on Saturday, Nov. 20, for outstanding warrants out of the Duvall County Sheriff's Office, in Jacksonville, for possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

According to Parkes, Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitives Investigators made contact with John by knocking on the door of the residence, positively identified him, and took him into custody without incident.

"Prior to his apprehension, two subjects were in a vehicle in the driveway of the location, smoking marijuana, and were taken into custody for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce ...," said Parkes.

She said that the two subjects were identified as Deshawn John's brother, Devon John, 20, and Kendra Jacob, 21.

"Both of these subjects have bonds in the amount of $1,850," Parkes added.

According to jail officials, Deshawn John was in custody at the Clayton County Jail, on Monday.