55-year-old Denmark man charged with murder after body discovered

55-year-old Denmark man charged with murder after body discovered
Stanley Dixon

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 55-year-old Stanley Lee Dixon on Wednesday.

Dixon was charged with murder after authorities found a man’s body in Cope after Christmas.

“This is the result of a solid, thorough investigation by my investigators,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “They got on the case and developed a suspect early and didn’t let go of the trail.”

Citizens called 911 after finding what they thought was a man’s body off Highway 301 near Cope. Investigators later identified the victim as a 40-year-old man from Bamberg County who suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Denmark Police Department assisted in the case. However, the investigation is ongoing.

Dixon is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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