Suspect apprehended in woman's death

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By Bob Reichman

A suspect was arrested Sunday in connection with the Feb. 12 murder of a Summerfield woman whose body was discovered lying on the side of a road in Wildwood.

Suspect Terrance Williams, 21, of Wildwood, was discovered after the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received information that he was at a home at 109 N. Rosewood Street in Bushnell, according to a sheriff’s office report.

At approximately 3:16 p.m., the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office TAC team responded to the location and surrounded the house and set up a perimeter. The SWAT team was called out to respond as well. 

Deputies were able to hear male voices coming from within the home and they attempted to make contact by using a public address system, the report states. Approximately 20 minutes later, four subjects came out of the home and were detained without incident. 

Williams was taken into custody and booked into the Sumter County Detention Center. He was charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 A second subject, Marlin Jaray James, 26, of Wildwood, was arrested on an active warrant for violation of probation for sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell and deliver.

The remaining two subjects were released with no charges. 

The victim, Barbara Lynn Grubb, 35, suffered upper body trauma. Her body was discovered about 11:18 a.m. Feb. 12, beside the road in the 9200 block of County Road 231 in Wildwood.