COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - A home invasion suspect previously wanted for attempted murder now is being sought for murder.
The charges have been upgraded against 26-year-old Stanley Jones (pictured) because a man he's accused of shooting, 29-year-old Tresvon Coker, died Tuesday at a hospital.
Investigators say the shooting occurred February 4th after Jones and an unknown suspect kicked in the door of a home in the 8100 block of Brookfield Road.
Sheriff's Sergeant Curtis Wilson says it's believed Jones specifically went there to steal money and drugs, and Wilson says the suspect has shown violence in several crimes.
“Jones has been known to use a knife, pistol, shotgun...while he's victimizing citizens, and even the businesses as well,” Wilson says.
He says Jones held an employee at knife-point while robbing the Dollar General store in the 6200 block of Two Notch Road on February 15th.
He also is suspected of throwing an object through a kitchen window on January 9th to gain entry to a home, then stealing a wallet and an outside surveillance camera.
In addition, Jones is accused of robbing three Columbia businesses this month.
Authorities say all these incidents occurred while Jones was out on bond after being arrested for an armed robbery in Forest Acres.