Arrest made in Tuesday night stabbing in Orangeburg

Deshawn Powell (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department)
Deshawn Powell (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department)

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - Orangeburg County deputies and U.S. Marshals have made an arrest in a deadly stabbing Tuesday night at a home on Jamison Avenue.

Deputies said Arthur Riley was killed between 11:00pm Tuesday and 5:00am Wednesday. He was found lying in a pool of blood with several lacerations to his body.

After receiving a tip, deputies and marshals arrested Deshawn Powell, 25, of Orangeburg, at 10:00am Thursday while Powell was waiting for a doctor's appointment.

"Investigators worked without ceasing interviewing witnesses, chasing down leads, and the result was the arrest this morning," said Interim Sheriff Barbara Walters. "These men and women represent the best of the best."

Powell is being held at the Orangeburg County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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