Man arrested for 2018 homicide in North Fort Myers
Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested suspect Roy Justin Jones, 38, Friday for the 2018 murder of Jerry Helton, 56, in the Suncoast Estates community of North Fort Myers.
According to the LCSO blog post, deputies responded to a gunshot victim, eventually named as Helton, in the 2000 block of Payne Lane back in June 2018. Helton later died from his gunshot injuries.
Investigators had contact with Jones at the time of Helton’s death but did not arrest him as a suspect during the initial investigation.
Friday, the state attorney’s office issued a warrant for Jones’ arrest after investigators had gathered enough evidence to establish probable cause that Jones shot and killed Helton.
Jones now faces a charge for second-degree murder.
“My team works around the clock to bring criminals to justice,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno in the blog post. “The time that has passed since this homicide was no match for our Major Crimes Unit. Our detectives are top-notch.”