Eric Timmons Jr., courtesy of Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Drug agents with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from other law enforcement agencies arrested a man Wednesday who was wanted in connection with a murder in Florence, S.C.

Deputies received word Wednesday from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s criminal apprehension team that Eric Dequan Timmons Jr., 25, was possibly in the area. Timmons was apparently wanted in connection with a murder that occurred “just hours prior” in Florence, according to a press release.

After being provided with a description of his vehicle, agents located it at the Econo Lodge at 1403 N. Horner Blvd. At that time, the drug agents were joined by officers from the Sanford Police Department and the Florence, S.C. Police Department, who were able to take Timmons into custody without incident. At the same time, officers executed a search warrant and found “evidence pertaining to the homicide.”

Timmons is in the Lee County Jail without bail, awaiting extradition to South Carolina.