Second Rock Hill Teen Charged In Lancaster County Murder Investigation

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Investigators say another person, 19-year-old Jonovan Hensley, of Rock Hill, has also been charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jaquavious Neeley in Lancaster.

Detectives say Hensley was first charged with accessory after the fact of a felony (murder) but they are now charging him with murder based off additional information they received overnight.  Hensley turned himself into police Sunday evening and was already in custody when detectives obtained the murder warrant, according to a news release.

Deputies say robbery was the motive in the shooting.  Read below for more details on the shooting.


The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Jarod McNeil was taken into custody without incident in Alabama early Tuesday morning.

McNeil was wanted for the murder of 19-year-old Jaquavious Neeley in Lancaster on Sunday afternoon.

McNeil was picked up in Alabama and brought back to South Carolina on September 18th by deputies from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.  He was booked into the Lancaster County Detention Center around 9:45pm.

Original Story:

LANCASTER, SC — A teen from Rock Hill is dead and another is wanted for murder after a shooting Sunday afternoon in Lancaster County.

Lancaster County deputies say Jaquavious Neeley, 19, was shot around 3:14pm at a home on Carmel Road. He was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina – Lancaster for treatment, but later died from injuries.

Deputies say arrest warrants have been obtained for another Rock Hill teen, Jarod McNeil, 17, who is accused of shooting Neeley with a “long gun.” He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

According to investigators, McNeil was driven to the home in a black Nissan Altima where he fired at least one shot at Neeley, who was on the porch. McNeil was then driven away after the shooting.

McNeil is charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Anyone with information on McNeil’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388, local law enforcement or 911.