Martin County Sheriff Deputies Take Murder Suspect Into Custody
Martin County - Thursday June 23, 2022: The Martin County Sheriff’s Warrants Unit captured murder suspect James Stephenson Thursday afternoon.
The 61 year old Stephenson of Palm City was arrested with the help of the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office’s Tactical Unit, and the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Stephenson was taken into custody at a restaurant in Palm Beach County. He was sought in connection with the death of a woman found at a home on Honey Terrace in Palm City.
Martin County Deputies found the body of the woman inside a home on a large piece of property. Stephenson was temporarily residing in a separate structure also located on that piece of property. When Deputies went to Stephenson's nearby home, he had left.
A post on the Martin County Sheriff's Facebook page states that Stephenson reportedly told acquaintances that he hurt a female at that location while the homeowners were out of the country.
Stephenson was taken back to Martin County where he is charged with second-degree murder. His bond has been set at $1-million dollars.