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Two week manhunt continues for alleged Caroline County murderer

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 15:25:37-04

DENTON, Md. — UPDATE:

Jamaine Cheers was arrested Thursday on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, ending a month's long manhunt.

He's being held in the Atlantic County Jail pending extradition to Maryland.

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After two weeks, Maryland State Police are continuing the manhunt for an alleged Caroline County murderer on the run.

James M. Wilmer, 30, was found July 2 suffering from gunshot wounds in the middle of the intersection at High and 4th Streets in Denton. He died a day later at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

Investigators identified 33-year-old Jamaine V. Cheers as the suspect.

He's currently on the run and wanted on an arrest warrant for first and second-degree murder, assault, and gun crimes.

Detectives still aren't sure of the relationship between Cheers and Wilmer, and are still working to establish a motive.

Anyone who knows Cheers or where he may be should call 911 or Maryland State Police at 443-783-7230.