Man Charged with Murder of Florence Airport Officer

Following up on a story from yesterday, an airport officer in Florence was shot and killed over the weekend. Now new information has surfaced concerning the case. Officer Jackson Winkeler was killed by James Bell during a traffic stop. Bell fled the scene but was soon apprehended near highway 52. He is charged with murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery with a deadly weapon. Warrants reveal there were 30+ shell casings found at the scene of the crime. They also said Winkeler was found dead on the scene and his department-issued firearm was missing. When bell was apprehended, he was found with Winkeler’s gun. Bell is due in court today.