A second suspect, a 15-year-old male, has been charged in connection with the beating death of 91-year-old Frances Rawl, the Columbia Police Department announced Thursday.
A third arrest is expected, police also said.
The 15-year-old, whose name was not released, has been charged with murder and burglary and is being held in the juvenile section of the Alvin S. Glenn Juvenile Detention Center, officials said. He turned himself in to law enforcement Thursday.
On Wednesday, 18-year-old Jesse Ray Lane was arrested and charged with murder, and officials said Thursday he also would be charged with burglary.
Rawl’s body was discovered in his Woodlawn Avenue home Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say robbery was the intent.
-- From Staff Reports
Man charged with voyeurism
A Bishopville man arrested Friday has now been accused three times of voyeurism crimes.
James Alan Boone, 55, of Camden Highway, was arrested after an incident at the Augusta Road Walmart in West Columbia, the West Columbia Police Department said. Boone also has used the names John Boone and Curtis Rabon.
Boone is accused of riding through the store on a motorized cart and snapping photographs up a woman’s dress as he passed by. A man appearing to be Boone also can be seen on surveillance video falling against another woman and touching her bottom.
The police department wants to hear from you if believe you were a victim of similar contact. Contact CrimeStoppers at (888) CRIME-SC or on the Web at midlandscrimestoppers.com to get in touch with law enforcement.
Smoke blamed in seven-car crash
CONWAY -- A contained but still active forest fire is creating a lot of smoke along the South Carolina coast and is blamed for a chain-reaction car crash this week that injured four people.
State Forestry Commission spokesman Scott Hawkins said Thursday that the fire near Myrtle Beach was fully contained. But he says state and local firefighters are continuing to battle hot spots over the more than 100-acre area.
The fire was started June 14 by a lightning strike and has been burning ever since. The National Weather Service issued a smoke advisory for Thursday morning.
Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins told The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News that heavy smoke from the fire limited visibility Tuesday, contributing to a seven-car crash in nearby Conway.
-- The Associated Press