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Suspect accused of firing shots in Monticello turns himself in

Posted at 1:04 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 14:08:30-05

MONTICELLO, Fla. (WTXL) — The Jefferson County Sheriff's office says Marko Earl has turned himself in.

Earl turned himself in around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office.

Intense moments Monday afternoon in Jefferson County. The sheriff's office asking people to stay inside their homes so that deputies could safely search for a wanted man.

The sheriff's office has been searching all afternoon for the man they say is linked to shots fired around noon in Monticello. Hours later, there's still no sign of Marko Earl.

Investigators say Earl had left the area before law enforcement arrived to investigate the gunfire along East Clark Avenue.

We're told he is also known as "Termite" and he was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a red hoodie. The sheriff's office is asking people to be very cautious of their surroundings until Earl is caught.

"At this point we have called off the search," said Jefferson County Sheriff Mac McNeil. "We are just asking the public and family members or friends that know him to one get him to turn himself in... or two give us a call so that he can safely be apprehended."

Sheriff McNeil also says that a K-9 from the Jefferson County Correctional Institute was also used to track the suspect, but there were too many people in the area because of all the children who are out of school.

As of right now, Sheriff McNeil says that Earl is the only suspect in this investigation and will continue to provide updates as they get them.