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Swainsboro murder suspect arrested on New Jersey Turnpike

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EMANUEL CO., GA (WTOC) -

The suspect in a recent Swainsboro homicide is now behind bars - after being arrested on the New Jersey Turnpike. 

Swainsboro Police say the investigation into the death of Bernie Givins led to warrants for the arrest of John Dickerson, of a Penn Grove, NJ address. The warrants were entered into a nationwide search through the National Crime Information Center. Police were then contacted by a representative of the New Jersey State Police on Wednesday, saying they were taking the suspect into custody at a traffic stop on the Turnpike. 

Dickerson, 31, is being held for extradition on a murder charge. Police say 18-year-old Jamaica Bell of Swainsboro was also arrested during the traffic stop and is being held on warrants for hindering the arrest .

Later Wednesday evening, Swainsboro PD, along with GBI agents, served two more warrants to Dickerson's last known address, in an effort to secure further evidence. 

The case remains under investigation as law enforcement continues to get vital information to ensure criminal prosecution. 

Anyone with additional information relating to the investigation is asked to call Swainsboro PD at 478.237.8967, or the anonymous Crime Tip Line at 478.237.0800.

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