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Two more arrested in connection with August homicide in Abbeville

Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 16:47:06-05

Two more arrests have been made in connection with an August homicide in Abbeville.

Abbeville Police say that on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, detectives made two additional arrests in the homicide of Jacoby Lee which occurred on August 21, 2019.

A grand jury indictment was handed down against 31-year-old Amanda Nicole Rice and 19-year-old Jontae Marie Kelly, both of Abbeville. Rice and Kelly were charged with Accessory to 2nd Degree Murder by harboring a known fugitive.

Their bonds have been set at $75,000 each.

Abbeville Police say that Kelly has a child with the victim of the homicide, Jacoby Lee. Rice is Kelly's mother.

Since the investigation has started, officers have made four arrests relating to this homicide investigation. In addition to the two arrests made today, officers have arrested the following:

· On September 6, 2019, Andrew Matthew Granger of Abbeville was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

· On October 7, 2019, officers arrested Jamie Vallery of Abbeville. Mr. Vallery was charged with Accessory to 2nd Degree Murder.

The homicide investigation is ongoing. No other information was released.