SLED investigates fire at murder suspect's barn

George Anthony Cousins (Source: Marlboro County Sheriff's Office)
George Anthony Cousins (Source: Marlboro County Sheriff's Office)

Marlboro County, SC - MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A barn owned by a man recently charged in a deadly Pee Dee shooting caught fire Monday night, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy Charles Lemon, spokesman for the agency, said a 10-by-10 barn owned by George Anthony Cousins was destroyed by a fire Monday around 11 p.m. The Marlboro County Sheriff's Office has since asked an arson investigator to look further into the cause of the fire.

The 42-year-old was charged with murder in Marlboro County in connection to a Sunday morning shooting at 129 N. Stanton Ave. Deputies said Tammy Locklear Norris, 42, of Brownsville, was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at a Charlotte hospital Sunday night.

Cousins was arrested at the scene of the shooting and charged in connection to Norris' death.

He remains in custody at the Marlboro County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing.

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