Elup Levar Jones accused of drowning a victim, charged with murder

Elup Levar Jones identified as the suspect

Elup Levar Jones identified as the suspect

Elup Levar Jones Arrested – Deputies of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a 40-year-old man on the suspicion that he had murdered another person by drowning him. According to an affidavit that supported his arrest, Elup Levar Jones was charged with one count of murder on January 20. The day before, at approximately four o’clock in the afternoon, deputies were dispatched to a residence located at 419 U.S. Route 78 in response to an allegation of a case of stalking. According to the incident report, dispatchers informed the responding deputies that another caller from the same address reported that a man was not breathing while they were on their way there.

D’Angelo Smith identified as the victim

When the deputies arrived, they saw a male lying on the ground who was unresponsive. According to the report, paramedics attempted to give him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but he ultimately passed away. After arriving, detectives from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office cordoned off the whole area and started analyzing it for evidence while the tape was still in place. After further investigation, the victim was determined to be D’Angelo Smith, 46 years old, by the Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers. An autopsy was going to be performed to determine the cause and manner of his death.

According to the affidavit

A large portion of the incident report was redacted. A supplemental report states Jones got into a “physical altercation” with someone whose name was redacted. According to the report, Smith is considered to be Jones’ “acquaintance.” According to the affidavit, Jones and a witness both dialed 911 to report a “civil disturbance” at the same time. Smith was discovered by deputies in the front yard of the house, close to a ditch that was filled with water.  According to the affidavit, Jones was responsible for the man’s death by holding his head in “mud and water.” According to the incident report, Jones was taken to the Dorchester County jail, where he was placed in solitary confinement and kept apart from the other detainees. According to the records, he was still being held in custody on the 22nd of January.

PC: postandcourier

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