Kenneth Jerome Pearson Jr., 30, was taken into custody just before sunrise Sunday morning and charged with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in Avon Park Saturday night.

Avon Park Murder Suspect Arrested Early Sunday

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL. – Kenneth Jerome Pearson Jr., 30, was taken into custody just before sunrise Sunday morning and charged with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in Avon Park Saturday night.

The shooting took place at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night on South Carolina Ave. in Avon Park. After the shooting, Pearson stole a car and fled the scene.

Deputies eventually tracked down Pearson and located him inside a home on Warfield Place in Sebring. Pearson was eventually talked into coming out of the house and surrendered without incident.

Kenneth Jerome Pearson Jr., 30, was taken into custody just before sunrise Sunday morning and charged with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in Avon Park Saturday night.
Kenneth Jerome Pearson Jr., 30

Pearson is charged with first-degree murder, vehicle theft, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and booked into the Highlands County Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Eddie San Miguel at 863-402-7250, or email detectives@highlandssheriff.org.

You can leave an anonymous tip via the HCSO app or with Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS, *TIPS on your cell phone or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com

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