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RCSD arrests White for murder

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Brian Neil White (DOB: 07/22/1992) for murder.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that White was arrested on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7248 Patricia Drive, 29209 by Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators. 

Sheriff Leon Lott states that at approximately 7:00 am on Thursday, December 8, 2016 Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shots fired call at 7248 Patricia Drive, 29209. Upon arrival deputies located the victim, 48-year-old James Turner unresponsive in a van outside the residence; James was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts stated that autopsy results revealed that James died as a result of complications from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.  

The Sheriff stated that White was an acquaintance of the family and was involved in an ongoing family dispute. White has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.


December 07, 2016

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