A South Carolina man wanted on a homicide charge was arrested Wednesday at a Sanford motel, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Eric Dequan Timmons, 25, of Florence, was taken into custody at the Econo Lodge motel at 1403 N. Horner Blvd., a Sheriff’s Office release said.
Timmons was being sought in the fatal shooting of his mother that happened in Florence hours earlier, according to the release.
The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division was contacted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation Criminal Apprehension that Timmons might be in the Sanford area, the release said.
“Agents were provided a vehicle description by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division,” the release said.
Lee County agents quickly found the vehicle at the Econo Lodge.
The agents were notified that the Florence Police Department had issued a murder warrant for Timmons.
The agents were joined by Sanford and Florence police officers and arrested Timmons without incident about 4:20 p.m.
A search warrant was executed and led to evidence related to the homicide, the release said.
Timmons is being held without bail in the Lee County Jail as a fugitive from justice and is awaiting extradition to South Carolina, the release said.