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Bond denied for man accused of killing area businessman

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Leroy Glover and his attorney appear in court Wednesday. (Source: TheTandD.com) Leroy Glover and his attorney appear in court Wednesday. (Source: TheTandD.com)
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A judge denied bond for one of the two men accused of killing an Orangeburg County businessman in September, according to the Orangeburg Times and Democrat.

Orangeburg County Circuit County Judge Ed Dickson said Wednesday he believes 25-year-old Leroy Glover is a danger to society.

Glover is accused of killing his landlord, 61-year-old Richard Michael Carter of Orangeburg, in September. Firefighters discovered Carter's body inside a burning SUV in Santee.

The coroner's office later said Carter died from a gunshot wound. Carter was a loan officer with AgSouth for 37 years.

Glover's 23-year-old brother, Jason, was also charged with murder in Carter's death. Jason Glover did not appear in court to request bond.

Prosecutors say the men lured Carter to an Orangeburg County mobile home and killed him. They then drove Carter's Land Cruiser to a remote area of Santee and set it on fire, said Harrison Bell.

Bell said the incident may have started out as a robbery, but it "wound up with murder."

Glover's defense attorney Mark Wise said his client has not been identified as the shooter and that Glover has provided statements to authorities implicating Jason Glover as the triggerman.

A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division criminal history for Leroy Glover indicates he served time in state prison for felony burglary, grand larceny and receiving stolen goods in 2006.

A spokesperson for the South Carolina Department of Corrections says Glover spent five years and three months in prison. He was released on August 1, 2011. His original sentence was 7 years.

He was also arrested for petty larceny in January, 2013.

A trial date has not been set.

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