DILLON, SC (WMBF) – Two men are charged in the shooting death of a man who was stuffed into a car’s trunk and then submerging it in the Little Pee Dee River.
The Dillon County Sheriff's Office said 53-year-old Ervin Lee Stanley and 33-year-old Christopher Ali Green shot and killed 30-year-old Jamal Tyree Smith.
On January 28, a passerby noticed a vehicle floating in the Little Pee Dee River and called 911.
“We didn’t know if the vehicle went into the water as a result of an accident… If this vehicle was intentionally put in the water as a result of just trying to get rid of it,” Sherriff Major Hulon, with the Dillon County said.
The car is now being processed, Cpt. Arnette said.
Dillon County Fire Rescue, the Department of Natural Resources, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the State Law Enforcement Division assisted at the scene Thursday night, Cpt. Arnette said.
Both Green and Stanley remain behind bars at the Dillon County Detention Center charged with murder, Criminal Conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.