The manhunt ended for the suspect wanted by authorities for shooting Eastman, Georgia Officer Tim Smith. Royheem Deeds was booked into in Nassau County jail in Florida on Monday. Police found him hiding in the trunk of his sister’s car.
We previously reported the shooting.
Royheem Delshawn Deeds, 24 was arrested 3 a.m. Monday after police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle as it was headed toward Gainesville.
Franshawn Deeds, Royheem Deeds’ sister, was driving the vehicle, Leeper said. Her boyfriend, Jamil Mitchell, was in the passenger’s seat.
Franshawn Deeds, 22, and Mitchell, 32, both of Lumber City, were arrested for hiding a fugitive, Leeper said. All three suspects are awaiting extradition to Georgia.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released a photo of the suspect to law enforcement agencies shortly after they were able to determine who might have shot Officer Tim Smith. The location of Deeds arrest is about 150 miles southeast of Eastman, Georgia.
Officer Smith was not wearing a protective vest, nor a body camera according to authorities.
The GBI had originally offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, and the U.S. Marshall’s office added $5,000, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Smith had been with the Eastman police department for over 5 years. Monday would have been Officer Smith’s 31st birthday.
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