Oconee murder suspect caught in N.C.

Ga. murder suspect captured in North Carolina

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. -- Investigators said that a man wanted for murder in Oconee County was captured almost 200 miles away, Thursday.

It was only a short time after the Oconee County Sheriff's Office released information and a picture of suspect 32-year-old Jamar Antron Harris that authorities in South Carolina nabbed the Rock Hill, S.C. native in North Carolina.

Harris is accused of killing Rendell Joman Cunningham whose body was found off of Fambrough Cemetery Road earlier in the week and later identified.

Officials said a local witness provided key information in the case as did a viewer of the sheriff's department's Facebook page who saw the flier.

A joint effort between local, federal and agencies in both Carolinas ultimately led to the capture of Harris in North Carolina.

The sheriff's office released a photo on the Facebook page of what appeared to have been the end of a vehicle pursuit.

"I tried to encourage Jamar Harris to surrender but he chose another way," the post goes on to say. "After a car chase and exchange of gunfire Harris is in custody somewhere near Gastonia (my investigators aren't quite sure where they are). Harris is facing a multitude of local charges. Here is how it ended."

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