Loris man charged with murder after victim found in ditch with gunshot wound, dies

Loris man charged with murder after victim found in ditch with gunshot wound, dies

LORIS, SC (WMBF) – A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Loris man, who died at a local hospital late last month after being found in a ditch with a gunshot wound.

According to online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Deterris Lamar Jackson, 22, of Loris, was booked Tuesday morning on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

He remained in jail Tuesday afternoon under no bond.

Jackson is charged in connection with a July 27 shooting off of Cedar Branch Road in Loris.

According to a Horry County Police Department report, a man told law enforcement he was in his house when he heard gunshots, went outside and found a man lying in a ditch on Paddock Road. The victim was then driven by the man to the emergency room.

The victim was later identified by Horry County Coroner Robert Edge as 27-year-old William R. Simmons.

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