Florence man caught in missing Timmonsville man’s car, arrested for his murder, deputies say
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A Florence man is in custody, charged with the murder of a Timmonsville man whose body was discovered inside of a home on Tuesday.
The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said Malcolm James Jenkins, 30, was caught in the vehicle belonging to Jasper McKithen.
McKithen died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.
The 62-year-old was reported missing by his family on Monday.
According to investigators, Jenkins allegedly hit the victim around his head, neck and side with a hammer.
Jenkins was caught in the victim’s vehicle on Wednesday and taken into custody after a brief foot chase.
Jenkins is being held at the Florence County Detention Center.
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