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Police: Possible remains of missing Quincy man discovered, three arrested in disappearance

Quincy man arrested for armed robbery linked to missing suspect
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Posted at 5:05 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 13:37:48-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Three men are behind bars in Gadsden County for the murder of a man who'd been missing for five months.

Quincy police say Benjamin Wardy was on his way to meet with officers on April 29, but never showed up. 

Thursday, Quincy Police and the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office announced 20-year-old Ja'Darrius Handy, 18-year-old Marvlous Moore, and 21-year-old Christopher Monroe were arrested in connection to the case.

Investigators found human remains on Flat Creek Road Wednesday night. They believe they are Benjamin Wardy's remains. 

FDLE is working to officially confirm that.

Handy is charged with murder, while Moore and Monroe are charged with accessory after the fact to commit murder. 


GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Quincy Police and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office have made arrests in the missing person’s case of Benjamin Wardy.

On April 29, Wardy went missing after he told Quincy Police that he was on his way to meet them. Wardy never arrived to meet police and was never seen or heard from.

On Wednesday night, investigators located human remains in rural Gadsden County on Flat Creek Road. The remains are believed to be that of Wardy, however confirmation by the FDLE crime lab must be done.

Police say all three suspects, 18-year-old Marvlous Moore of Quincy, 20-year-old Ja'Darrius Handy, and 21-year-old Christopher Monroe have been arrested.

Moore is charged with accessory after the fact to commit murder and Monroe with homicide and accessory to homicide. It is unclear what charges Handy is facing. 


GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Investigators came to Sawdust Park in Quincy, Fla. Friday looking for Benjamin Wardy as part of a search that's spanned three states: Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Since April, investigators have been trying to track down Wardy.

Now the Quincy Police Department, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, and multiple agencies have come together for a third search.

Authorities say Wardy is a person of interest in a robbery at a Quincy home back in April.

Another man, Carlton Bell, was arrested in early May for his involvement.

Police spoke with Wardy on the phone shortly after the robbery and he agreed to come meet with them, but never showed up.

Since then, Quincy Police hasn't been able to contact Wardy and are concerned for his safety and welfare.

"Based on information we've attained recently, this is one of the areas where the missing person maybe located and we've solicited assistance from other agencies," said Captain Robert Mixon of the Quincy Police Department.

As of right now, the search continues for Wardy.

According to Quincy Police, what happens next will depend on when Wardy is found. 

Police say if you know where Wardy is, call law enforcement immediately. 


GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A multi-agency search is underway at Sawdust Park in Gadsden County for a man who went missing after a victim named him as a "person of interest" in an April robbery case. 

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office is on scene as well as the Quincy Police Department. Authorities are currently searching for Benjamin Wardy, who is a person of interest in a burglary at a Quincy home back in April.

The search has now crossed into Alabama and Georgia, according to authorities. 

Wardy went missing on April 28, the night of the robbery. Another man, Carlton Bell, was arrested in early May for his involvement in the robbery.  

Police spoke with Wardy on the phone shortly after this incident and he agreed to come meet with police, but never showed up. Since then, QPD hasn't been able to contact Wardy and are concerned for his safety and welfare.

Quincy PD is heading up the case.

This is a developing story. We have a reporter on scene. Stay with us for details.


QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Quincy man has been arrested, accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint.

Carlton Bell was arrested on Monday for his involvement in an armed robbery on South Cleveland Street on April 28.

Police believe he is one of two suspects involved in the robbery. The other suspect, Benjamin Wardy, has been missing since the night of the robbery.

The victim told police that Bell was armed with a handgun during the robbery.

Police say that they are still searching for Wardy and are seeking to interview him as a person of interest.

Anyone with information about this case or Mr. Wardy’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-7111 and ask for Capt. Robert Mixson or Inv. Shawn Boyd.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and you may receive a reward if your information leads to an arrest.


QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Quincy Police Department is concerned for the safety of a man who went missing after a victim named him as a "person of interest" in a robbery case. 

QPD says they are looking for Benjamin Wardy, 25, of Quincy. He was last seen Sunday evening around 7:40 p.m. when the department began investigating a robbery case on South Cleveland Street in Quincy. 

Wardy was mentioned by the victim as a “person of interest” in the case.

Police spoke with Wardy on the phone shortly after this incident and he

agreed to come meet with police, but never showed up. Since then, QPD hasn't been able to contact Wardy and are concerned for his safety and welfare.

Anyone with information about Mr. Wardy’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-7111 and ask for Capt. Robert Mixson or Inv. Shawn Boyd.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and you can receive a reward if your information leads to an arrest.