Man held in shooting death

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Investigators with the Atmore Police Department are still piecing together the events that led to the apparent homicide of an Atmore woman early Sunday morning.
According to Atmore Police, 28-year-old Cedric Jerome Floyd of Atmore broke into Tina Roshell Jones’ Fifth Avenue home and shot her several times.
The 43-year-old woman was later pronounced dead at Atmore Community Hospital, while officers with Atmore and Poarch police departments, along with deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, searched for Floyd.
Officials said dispatchers received a 911 domestic disturbance call around 12:46 a.m. from Jones asking for police assistance because Floyd was trying to break into her home at 216 Fifth Ave.
While officers were en route to Jones’ home, another person at the residence called dispatchers stating that he had made entry into the home through a bedroom window. Two minutes after the initial call, officers arrived on the scene and found Jones shot several times inside the home.
Witnesses at the scene said they were asleep, but were wakened by Floyd demanding keys to a vehicle, officials said. After several moments, Floyd fled the scene on foot. While fleeing, he discarded his jacket in the neighbor’s yard, which officers processed in evidence at the scene.
Floyd, who had been in a “dating” relationship with Jones, according to police, was apprehended approximately 30 minutes following the shooting at the intersection of Freemanville Road and Hines Street located off Jack Springs Road.
During their investigation, officers learned that entry was made into the residence by force through a rear bedroom window. The room was identified as Jones’ room. Once inside the residence, Floyd shot Jones.
Floyd is currently behind bars at the Escambia County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. He has been charged with capital murder.

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