Two suspects arrested in connection with Saluda County murder, deputies say
Two men arrested in connection with homicide in Saluda County
SALUDA COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of both Bernard Gilliam Jr. and Tridarin Weaver in connection to the January 20, 2023 homicide of 26-year-old Alex K. Donaldson.
Both are charged with the offenses of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Deputies conducted a thorough investigation and obtained arrest warrants for two men in connection with a Saluda County homicide incident.
According to a press release, Bernard Gilliam Jr. and Tridarin Weaver are both wanted by the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, January 20, deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on May Branch Road in Saluda County. Just before the collision, a 911 call was made in reference to shots fired in the area of May Branch Road.
Saluda County Coroner Keith Turner identified 26-year-old Alex K. Donaldson as the driver of the vehicle. He died at the scene according to deputies.
After an autopsy was performed, the examination revealed Mr. Donaldson died of a gunshot wound.
Both Gilliam Jr. and Weaver are being charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the Commission of a violent crime.
The Coroner’s Office is now working with the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Fugitive Task Force to assist in locating both Gilliam and Weaver.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Bernard Gilliam Jr. and Tridarin Weaver, please contact the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 445-2112.
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