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Fugitives sought in S.C. murder nabbed in Halifax County
SoVaNow.com / May 16, 2013Two fugitives who were being sought in a South Carolina murder this weekend were apprehended Wednesday night in Halifax County. They are currently being held at Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax awaiting extradition.
Police say one of the suspects may have a friend who is connected to Halifax County through employment, although the authorities do not know the workplace location.
Arrested were Kenneth Wynn, 21, and Tillia Wynn, 41. They were taken into custody without incident by Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator T.R. Spencer, Investigator T.O Lewis, and Trooper Phillip Leath of the Virginia State Police. The Union County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the May 11 slaying, has charged Kenneth Wynn with murder and Tillia Wynn with accessory to murder.
According to police reports, on May 15 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Captain R.M. Hines of the Union County Sheriff’s Office notified Investigator Spencer of Halifax County Sheriff’s Office of a murder that had taken place in their county on Saturday evening, May 11. Captain Hines advised that some of the subjects involved may be in Halifax County.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office received the disturbance call on May 11. Once officers arrived on the scene, they found a victim lying on the ground who had apparently been stabbed. Also, two more people had been taken to Wallace Thompson Emergency Room for stab wounds.
Upon investigation from Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by South Boston Police Department, Virginia State Police, and Halifax County / South Boston Task Force members, a camper was located off of Ramble Road that the suspects were believed to be staying in.
Officers approached the camper and located the two suspects. Both subjects have been issued fugitive warrants here and are currently in Blue Ridge Regional jail awaiting extradition.
Sheriff Fred Clark praised the collaborative team effort with all agencies involved and the timely arrests. He said he appreciated all of the hard work and effort that was put into this investigation. “Thank God no one else was hurt”, Clark stated.
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