18 year old arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Homicide and Robbery

In the afternoon hours of January 3, 2020, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Capt. D. Weathers, and Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, Lt. M. Rowan, took custody of 18 year old Cedric Saxton in Macon County, Alabama and delivered him to the Hendry County Jail.

After being identified as a suspect in a homicide, resulting in the death of Alister Bernard Greaves Thomas, Saxton fled the Clewiston community and traveled to Alabama where he has family. It was while he was in Alabama, that Macon County Alabama authorities placed him under arrest for an outstanding Hendry County warrant for charges of Robbery and 2nd Degree Homicide.

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office CID Major Crimes Unit, have been looking into the death of 23 year of Alister Bernard Greaves Thomas of Clewiston that occurred on December 13, 2019 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Thomas was found lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Major Crimes Lt. M. Rowan was just blocks away when he heard the gunshots. When he arrived in the area of 10th Street and Alabama Ave., he found a man later identified as Alister Thomas lying in the street. Thomas was transported to Hendry Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Road Patrol Units continued to follow up on leads they were receiving. The Major Crimes Unit worked diligently building a case and had recovered the suspected firearm used in the homicide. Coordination between the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama led to the arrest of this violent felony fugitive. On December 24, 2019, 18 year old Cedric Saxton was taken into custody by Macon County, Alabama law enforcement personnel.

Both Capt. Weathers and Lt. Rowan traveled to Macon County, Alabama and took Saxton into custody. He was booked into the Hendry County Jail on Friday, January 3, 2020, on charges of Robbery and 2nd Degree Murder. Saxton is currently being held with no bond.

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