Second Suspect Charged For Murder Of Man Found On SC Gravel Road

The Latest(Updated 4/3/20):

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says a second person has been arrested in connection with the death of 17-year-old Logan Stacks.

Officials say 18-year-old Akime Lee Truesdale was arrested on March 31st and charged with Accessory After the Fact of Murder.  Arthur Fisher III, 19, has been charged with Stacks’ murder.

During the investigation, investigators determined that a person known as “Keem” was with Stacks and Fisher on the night of the murder.

In addition, investigators allege Truesdale was with Stacks and Fisher on Kirk Air Base Road when the shooting happened and the left the scene with Fisher in Stacks’ Saturn.

Investigators say Truesdale took the key out of the ignition when it broke down and and walked with Fisher to a home in Kershaw, before they caught a ride to Lancaster the next day.   Detectives say Truesdale also disposed of the clothes that he and Fisher were wearing the night of the murder.

Truesdale is being held in the Lancaster County Detention Center on an $85,000 bond.

“The members of the criminal investigations division received valuable information from the folks they talked with early in this investigation and did an outstanding job running down those leads and putting this case together,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Although we have additional work to do and will not receive the results of forensic testing of the evidence for a while, we believe the bulk of the investigation is complete. We appreciate the cooperation, assistance, and patience we received from Logan’s family and continue to remember them in this difficult time.”

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

 

The Latest:

Lancaster deputies have charged a suspect for the murder of a victim, who has been identified as 17-year-old Logan Stacks, that was found on a gravel road.

It has been determined that the suspect and victim were together from Saturday night until Sunday morning, traveling in Stacks’ father 2001 Saturn sedan.

The suspect, who has been identified as 19-year-old Arthur Fisher III, drove the vehicle and at some point stopped the car, leading to both individuals exiting.

Fisher then fired a gun at Stacks which killed him, according to officials. Fisher then left him beside the road and drove off towards Kershaw until the car developed mechanical issues.

He then drove the car into a ditch off the southbound lane of Kershaw-Camden Highway and left on foot. Fisher was located at his home on Sunday and taken in for questioning.

According to deputies, Fisher is in custody and has been charged with Murder and Grand Larceny.

This is an active investigation.

Sheriff Barry Faile said, “This is not over. We still have a several investigators actively pursuing leads and gathering evidence. It is possible that others will be charged with crimes related to the events leading to and following Mr. Stacks’ death.”

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

 

Original Story (3/30/20):

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A man was found shot to death Sunday morning on a gravel road near a small South Carolina airstrip, authorities said.

Lancaster County deputies found the body about 8:30 a.m., and around 30 minutes later someone reported a car in a ditch blocking part of U.S. Highway 521 near Kershaw about 11 miles (18 kilometers) away, investigators said.

The car belonged to the victim of the shooting and investigators towed it to the sheriff’s office to look for clues, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

The man was found dead near Kirk Air Base. His name was not released. An autopsy was ordered for Monday.

Investigators have uncovered a lot of information and are optimistic they will charge someone soon, Faile said in a statement, and added he would not talk about the evidence to not throw the investigation off track.