Columbia Police have charged Joseph David Branch, 44, with murder Thursday after receiving information about his alleged involvement in a killing last week at Colonial Village Apartments.
On Nov. 12, police found William Belton lying dead in his apartment with the door open. They say he was bludgeoned.
Police had been searching for Branch in connection with the slaying and found him walking in North Columbia. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
- Noelle Phillips