Murder Suspect Extradited

A suspect in a Jackson County murder has been extradited back to Marianna to face first degree murder charges.

Stephen Jessie Lester had been arrested on September 9 in Troy, Alabama on the warrant charging him with the August 31 death of 19-year-old Andre Sawyer.

He was being held in the Houston County Jail while fighting extradition back to Florida.

A governor's warrant was obtained forcing Lester back to face the charges.

Sawyer's body was found alongside a State Road 2 near Campbellton in Jackson County on the night of August 31. He had been shot several times in the head.


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