Jocephus Jones III Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Jocephus Jones III, 21, of Fayetteville, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder.

The incident occurred on April 17 when Victoria Jefferson was fatally shot in the 5500 block of Gilcrest Sands Drive in Hope Mills, just before midnight.

Jones was booked into the Cumberland County Detention Center and is being held without bond.

The Fayetteville Police Department took him into custody.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

The sheriff’s office is still looking for 22-year-old Jayquan Deshawn Blandshaw, of Hope Mills, in connection with the shooting. He is facing charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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Another individual who sustained gunshot wounds was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the case or the location of the sought-after individual, Blandshaw, to immediately contact 911, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detective Sergeant J. McLeod at (910) 677-5548, or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously.submitted electronically.