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Hartsville police arrest homicide suspect

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HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) Hartsville police arrested a man in a stabbing of Shannon Patrice Thomas that happened early Friday morning. 

The suspect Brandon Bryant, 31, of Hartsville was arrested and being charged with murder and the use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to officials.

The police got a call around 5:00 a.m. Friday and responded to 305 South 8th Street. Thomas, 25, from Hartsville was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.

Police found Thomas stabbed to death upon their arrival Friday morning after receiving a 911 call, according to Public Information Officer, Donald Quist.

"We are thankful to the community for helping us make an arrest in this case," said Hartsville Police Chief James Hudson. "The citizens were very helpful."

An autopsy was performed in Newberry Friday but the results are not available at this time, according to Hardee.

Bryant remains at the Darlington County Detention Center.

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