Jackson County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a Marianna man Thursday afternoon.

Deputies found Thadius Garrett lying in the carport at a Blue Springs Road home around five Thursday evening. He died at the Jackson Hospital in Marianna a short time later.

Investigators arrested James Eugene Hardy and James Donovan Cook, III last night. Both are charged with principle to murder in the first degree.

The alleged shooter, Adam Shay Bolds, is still on the loose. He's considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone having information asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff's office at 850-482-9648.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On October 16, 2008, at approximately 4:56 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the residence located at 6031 Blue Springs Road in Marianna, Fl. The caller advised that a subject had been shot at this location. Upon arrival, Officers found Thadius Rhian Garrett lying under the carport suffering from several gunshot wounds. CPR was initiated until EMS personnel arrived at the scene and transported Garrett to Jackson Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 6:06 p.m.

Witnesses at the scene stated that three white males, later identified as Adam Shay Bolds, James Donavon Cook III and James Eugene Hardy, arrived at the residence in a white SUV style vehicle. The driver, Adam Bolds, exited the vehicle and became involved in a brief altercation with Garrett. During the altercation Bolds produced a handgun and fired several shots at Garrett. The three suspects then fled eastbound on Blue Springs Road towards Dellwood.

Deputies later discovered Hardy walking down Cloud Road where he was taken into custody. Witnesses stated that another subject, Cook, had fled into the woods on Cloud Road. Canine units from Apalachee Correctional and Jackson Correctional Institutions were summoned to the area and began tracking Cook. Witnesses observed Cook get into a small white truck and leave the area. Cook was later located in Calhoun County where he was taken into custody.

James Hardy and James Cook have both been charged with principle to murder in the first degree. Adam Bolds is wanted on an open count of murder. Anyone having information on Bolds location is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 482-9648.

Assisting with the investigation were the Apalachee Correctional Institution, Jackson Correctional Institution, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Wildlife Commission, Marianna Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, US Marshal Service and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.


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