Sheriff: Teen arrested in connection with Eastover homicide

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Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2022 at 11:25 PM EST
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EASTOVER, S.C. (WIS) - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an 81-year-old man in Eastover, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Jadon Harper, 18, has been arrested for the death of Lewis Jenerette, who was found dead Jan. 10 after a family member arrived to check on him.

Harper is charged with murder.

Deputies responded to the home on Hickory Hill Road near Old Eastover Road for a welfare check.

When deputies arrived, they found the man shot in the upper body.

The family member also discovered that Jenerette’s vehicle was missing from the yard. The black 2007 Chevrolet Impala remains missing and displayed South Carolina license plate RJC425 at the time it was taken.

The case remains open and investigators have reason to believe there may be other suspects involved.

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