Two arrested in connection to murders in Holly Hill

Two arrested in connection to murders in Holly Hill

HOLLY HILL, SC (WIS) - Investigators have charged two people on obstruction charges in connection to the shooting deaths of four people in Holly Hill.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Dominique Washington of Ladson was charged with obstruction of justice on Wednesday.

Bond was denied for Washington in connection to the July shooting.

According to the sheriff's office, a second person also has been charged with obstruction of justice. But OCSO officials say that person's name is not being released due to safety reasons.

"We feel this person's life would be placed in jeopardy if we were to release their name. We ask the media respect this." Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. "That information will be released at a later date yet to be determined in order not to jeopardize another life."

Bond on the second suspect was denied as well, investigators say.

According to a report, both people were arrested on charges that stem from separate interviews conducted recently related to the shooting deaths of four Holly Hill residents and the injuring of a fifth.

Three children were among the dead and injured.

"These individuals are being arrested because they stood in our way of solving this case," the Sheriff said. "Anyone else who impedes this investigation will face charges as well."

The July 15 shooting took the lives of Jerome Butler, 50, Krystal Hutto, 28, Shamekia Sanders, 17, and Tamara-Alexia Perry, 14. An 8-year-old also suffered a gunshot wound.

OCSO officials have said detectives have questioned numerous people in the case. A $2,500 reward was issued for clues that lead to an arrest.

Last month investigators announced a hotline for tips if you have any information, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office's special hotline at: 1-888-825-7172. Ravenell says any detail, no matter how small, is important to solving this case.

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