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2 adults, 1 young girl killed in South Carolina; suspect arrested overnight, authorities say

Deputies released two photos of Jeffrey David Powell, 36, who they consider a person of...
Deputies released two photos of Jeffrey David Powell, 36, who they consider a person of interest. Powell is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 260 pounds, deputies said.(Greenwood County Sheriff's Office via WYFF)
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 5:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2021 at 9:33 AM EDT
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GREENWOOD, S.C. (WYFF) - The man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of two adults and a young girl in South Carolina has been arrested in Florida, according to authorities.

U.S. Marshals arrested Jeffery David Powell, 36, at a Red Roof Inn in Jacksonville, Florida.

The coroner also released the names of the victims overnight.

He said 56-year-old Randy Grant Perkins, 30-year-old Megan Lee Gale Dinkins, and 11-year-old Shey Nicole Dinkins, all of Greenwood, were found dead Monday afternoon at a home on Heddy Road in Greenwood County.

Deputies at the scene said a fourth victim, a boy, was taken to the hospital, but his condition was not released.

A motive was not immediately known, deputies said.

“There’s a relationship there, but we’re still trying to get some of those details on how they know each other,” said Greenwood County Sheriff Dennis Kelly.

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