Dillon man accused of shooting woman inside Florence home, deputies say

Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 10:22 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 4:41 PM EST
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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A man is now facing a murder charge after a body was found inside a Pee Dee home earlier this week.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said 37-year-old James Alford, of Dillon, was arrested in connection to a body being found in the area of Pitty Pat Drive.

Investigators added that Alford allegedly shot the victim with a handgun inside the home on Wednesday.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken later identified the victim as 44-year-old Natalie Naomi Harris. von Lutcken added that her death has been ruled a homicide following an autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Alford is being held at the Florence County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing before a judge in circuit court. Online records show he was booked Thursday afternoon.

No further information was immediately available.

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