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Darlington man wanted for deadly shooting arrested, charged with murder Monday

Merrick Jason Matthews. (Source: Florence Co. Detention Center) Merrick Jason Matthews. (Source: Florence Co. Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A man wanted for the shooting death of another man in Florence County earlier this month was taken into custody and charged with murder on Monday, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Merrick Jason Matthews, 38, from Darlington, was arrested by the FCSO and charged for the murder of 31-year-old Michael Harvey Cox. Matthews allegedly shot and killed Cox at America’s Best Value Inn at 3024 TV Road in the early morning hours of April 2.

Matthews was taken into custody on Monday in Darlington County by agents with the US Marshals Service and Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with FCSO deputies, officials stated.

Matthews is being held at the Florence County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing before a circuit court judge, according to the release.

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