SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — Three men have been arrested including a 16-year-old, in connection with a Spartanburg County murder. The arrest was done by the investigators with Spartanburg County’s Violent Crime Unit.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says the men were charged in connection with the death of Daniel Landrum and the attempted slaying of a woman who lives at a residence in Wrengate Street late Tuesday and plans to make another arrest in the case.
Daniel Tremayne Landrum, 27, and his sister, Jermica Rookard, 33, of 8685 Wrengate St. died in a shooting on Tuesday night.
The incident happened at Rookard’s mobile home, where she lives with her two children, who witnessed the shootings and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
The three arrested suspects were identified as sixteen-year-old Hazell Stoudemire, twenty-two-year-old Charvus Tarrel Nesbitt and thirty-two-year-old Teddy Lamont Byers.
Investigators conducted surveillance on Byers and was arrested after a traffic stop.
According to the investigators, twenty-two-year-old Charvus Tarrel Nesbitt was arrested at his home.
Both men remain at the Spartanburg County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Hazell Stoudemire though a teenager will be charged as an adult, according to the authorities. He is being held at the Spartanburg County jail and he is expected to be transferred to a Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Columbia.
The sheriff’s office says that they were able to arrest a fourth suspect who was identified as 26-year-old Johnathon Petty. He was also been charged in this case but has arranged through an attorney to turn himself in to the Sheriff’s Office, Master Deputy Tony Ivey said Saturday.
Sheriff Chuck Wright said that the three suspects were arrested last Friday night.
Chuck Wright also said that Petty, whose address was unavailable, had not been booked at the jail Saturday night.
The investigators are still trying to figure out the motives that had lead to the shooting of the two victims.