Arrest Made in Dillion County Murder

Deputies arrested and charged Jameel Mercer with murder after a body was found in a room at the Relax Inn on Highway 301 in the Dillon area last Thursday.


A man has been arrested for a Dillon County murder that we told you about last week. Deputies arrested and charged Jameel Mercer with murder after a body was found in a room at the Relax Inn on Highway 301 in the Dillon area last Thursday. According to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley, the victim was identified as 28 year old Dominic Howard of Dillon. Dillon County Sheriff Douglas Pernell said they caught mercer early yesterday morning near a truck stop on Highway 34 in Dillon County. Along with murder, Mercer faces charges of grand larceny, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.