Official: SC man shot to death, dumped on roadway

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM

HEATH SPRINGS, S.C. -- An arrest has been made in the case of a man's body found shot to death on the side of a roadway in Lancaster County over the weekend.

Melvin Sowell, Jr., 24, of Heath Springs, is charged in the shooting death of 25 -year-old Michael Lamar Catoe.

Catoe's body was found Saturday evening on the side of Beecher Horton Road in Heath Springs after a call was made by a passerby who spotted it.

Through their investigation, Lancaster County Sheriff's Investigators determined Catoe was shot during an altercation on Arbor Drive in Kershaw, then dumped on the side of the roadway.

Sowell will be charged with murder, and is currently held at the Lancaster County Detention Center where he is awaitng a bond hearing.

The case is still under investigation, and no motive has been determined.

 

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