Second suspect captured in Florida after Aiken County murder

From left: Taveisha Danike Porter and Robert Gene Payne II
From left: Taveisha Danike Porter and Robert Gene Payne II(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:39 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:41 PM EST
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Friday, Robert Gene Payne II was arrested for a 2021 Aiken County murder investigation.

Payne was found in Jacksonville, Fla., and is being held in Duval County Jail pending his extradition to Aiken County.

He has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

On Oct. 2, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the shooting death of 38-year-old Clifton Tyler.

On Oct. 14, deputies arrested and charged 28-year-old Taveisha Danike Porter for accessory after the fact of murder in relation to the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.

Before Friday’s arrest, Payne was last seen driving away in a dark-colored SUV from 3123 Wagener Road where deputies found Tyler deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

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