Who is Jordan James Perkins? Burke Co. murder suspect in custody

Jordan James Perkins, 20, is in custody after a SWAT team and law police presence in the Walnut Grove area on Wednesday night. Let’s see Who is Jordan James Perkins and about the Burke Co. murder in detail.


Burke Co. Murder Case

Dereck Hilton, 34, of Sardis passed away after being shot in Girard’s 200 block of Claxton Road. There were four more injuries.

20-year-old Jordan Perkins and 22-year-old Jawuandre Kelly were named as the suspects. Perkins and Kelly were both wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of murder and four counts of aggravated assault.

The shooting, according to investigators, occurred in an illegal bar and shot house where numerous occurrences had previously been reported.

Who is Jordan James Perkins?

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reported that Perkins was wanted for his alleged involvement in a shooting that resulted in one death and four injuries back in August, as well as four charges of aggravated assault.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says in a Facebook post that the suspect was arrested after a six-hour standoff.

Neighbors said that there was a standoff between Perkins and law police as Burke County officials were attempting to serve Perkins with a murder warrant.

Second Suspect on Loose

Jawuandre Kelly, a second suspect who has been named, is still wanted in connection with that investigation.

Image : Burke County Sheriff/Facebook.

The sheriff’s office made a $10,000 reward offer less than a week ago in exchange for information leading to the capture of these two criminals. U.S. Marshals, Burke County Sheriff’s Office, and North Augusta Public Safety came to the 100 block of Mill Stone Lane on Wednesday afternoon.

Shootout at an illegal bar

It’s thought that at 10:45 p.m., police began using gas to try to extricate the suspect from the house’s attic. Officials claim that the perpetrator was apprehended by 11:15 p.m.

Following a shootout at an illegal bar in Burke County that left one person dead, Perkins was sought after.

North Augusta authorities in charge

The North Augusta authorities requested that no one approach the neighborhood’s entrance. The people close to the incident were evacuated.

Additionally, according to neighbors, police officers were on the scene around 5 p.m., and the scene was still in progress at 11 p.m. Officers, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, and K9s were dispatched into the house, according to News 12 crew that was on the site.

According to officials, North Augusta authorities are in charge of the issue.

Burke County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement,

“Sheriff Williams extends his sincere appreciation to our colleagues with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, SLED, and the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for their great work this evening.” 

Help the Investigation

Call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 554-2133 or the Criminal Investigation Division at (706) 554-6633 if you have any information regarding the second suspect. You can remain anonymous.


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