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Darien Meheux Arrested in Murder of Valdosta State Freshman Jasmine Benjamin

Darien Meheux arrested in Jasmine Benjamin murder

Darien Meheux Arrested in Murder of Valdosta State Freshman Jasmine Benjamin (Photo credit: Facebook)

Darien Meheux was arrested Thursday evening in the murder of Valdosta State University freshman Jasmine Benjamin. Darien Meheux, 18, of Lawrenceville, was arrested in Ellaville, Ga., in Schley County.  He was reportedly an ex-boyfriend of the teen, who was found dead in a dorm study hall Nov. 17. The cause of her death was asphyxiation.

Officers with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Valdosta State University Police Department, Valdosta Police Department and Gwinnett County Sheriff’ Office conducted a search for Meheux in Gwinnett County but then Meheux surfaced in Ellaville, according to a GBI press release issued Friday. Source

Meheux turned himself in after finding out that a murder warrant had been put out for his arrest. Darien Meheux graduated from Central Gwinnett High School, according to his Facebook profile. He played football on the school’s varsity team. Meheux was arrested June 23, 2012, for criminal trespassing.

Here’s Darien Meheux mugshot from his June 2012 arrest:

Darien Joseph Meheux 2012 mugshot

Darien Joseph Meheux arrested in murder of Jasmine Benjamin