Suspect charged in 2020 Timmonsville murder in custody

Semori McKnight
Semori McKnight(Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 2:24 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2022 at 2:12 PM EDT
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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A man charged in connection to a 2020 murder in the Pee Dee is now in custody.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said 26-year-old Semori McKnight was arrested Saturday after previously being wanted. He was also considered to be armed and dangerous.

Details surrounding the events that led to McKnight’s arrest were not immediately available.

McKnight is charged with the March 2020 death of Shawn Gibson. Officials said Gibson’s body was discovered in the area of East Byrd Street by a pedestrian at the time of his death.

No cause of death has been released in the case.

As of Saturday, deputies said McKnight is being held at the Florence County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing.

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