Dallas McCabe, one of four people charged with the murder of a 19-year-old Oconee County man, was apprehended in Mexico on Thursday.
Photo: Oconee County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Oconee County Sheriff's Office

Fourth Oconee County murder suspect captured in Mexico

The last of four suspects wanted in connection with the death of a 19-year-old who was killed outside his Oconee County home has been captured in Mexico, authorities said.

Dallas McCabe was apprehended Thursday evening, the sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page.

“He ran. He did a pretty good job of hiding. Nonetheless, he’s on his way to our jail,” deputies wrote.

McCabe is one of four men suspected in the death of Joseph Kenall Jackson, who was attacked in July, authorities said. 

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It’s unclear what led to the teenager’s slaying, but police believe McCabe fled to Mexico shortly after Jackson’s death. 

Three other suspects, including two brothers, have already been arrested and remain in the Oconee County jail.

Akhemu Dunston (from left), Quintin Dunston, Ryan Timothy O’Neal
Photo: Oconee County Sheriff's Office

Akhemu Dunston, 18, and Quintin Dunston, 19, both of Athens, were arrested in late July, authorities said. Two days later, 18-year-old Ryan Timothy O’Neal was also charged in Jackson’s murder.

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The day before O’Neal was captured in Wilkes County, a car believed to belong to him was spotted by a University of Georgia police officer parked at the State Botanical Garden.

A campus-wide alert was sent out to students as police launched a manhunt for the suspect. It was later determined that the car was driven by a family member, and O’Neal was not in the area at the time.

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Authorities said the extradition process has already begun and McCabe is back in the United States on his way to the Oconee County jail.

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