SC man arrested after body found by children


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in Charleston County have arrested a suspect in the death of a man whose body was found in the woods by children playing hide-and-seek.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( ) Deputy Coroner Scott Ramsey identified the man as 67-year-old James Butler of Ravenel. An arrest report said Butler was found with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and several stab wounds in his back.

The sheriff's office said 19-year-old Harold Lee Jones Jr. of Ravenel was arrested Friday night. He is charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Jones was arraigned Saturday. He is being held at Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center without bond.

Butler's body was found in a wooded area behind a vacant house with broken-out windows.


Information from: The Post and Courier,

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Hootie said on Sunday, Apr 7 at 6:22 PM

An innocent game of hide and ghastly.The children should be followed through this ordeal...a real shame.

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