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Mother, son arrested following S.C. murder

A mother and son from Union County, South Carolina were arrested on Ramble Road in Virgilina on Wednesday and charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Union County, South Carolina Saturday night.

According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, 21-year-old Kenneth Wynn and 41-year-old Tillia Dawn Wynn were taken into custody without incident by Investigators T. C. Spencer and T.O. Lewis and Virginia State Trooper Phillip Leath.

Kenneth Wynn was charged with murder, and his mother was charged with being an accessory to murder, Clark said. 

Both have been issued fugitive warrants in the county and currently are being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax awaiting extradition.

Clark said Captain Robert M. Hines of the Union County Sheriff’s Office notified Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Investigator T. R. Spencer on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. that a murder had taken place in that South Carolina county Saturday night. 

South Carolina authorities suspected some of the people involved may have traveled to Halifax County following the incident, Hines told Spencer.

According to Clark, Union County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a disturbance call Saturday night and found a victim who apparently had been stabbed lying on the ground.

Two more persons had been taken to Wallace Thompson Emergency Room suffering from stab wounds, the sheriff said.

Hines advised Spencer that one of the suspects was believed to have a friend connected to Halifax County through his employment here, but he had no address, Clark said.

Authorities from Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, South Boston Police Department, Virginia State Police and the Halifax County/South Boston Task Force launched a joint investigation and were able to locate a camper off Ramble Road in Virgilina in which the Wynns were believed to be staying.

When officers approached the camper, Clark said they located both of the Wynns and took them into custody without incident.

“This was a collaborative team effort with all agencies working together to result in the timely arrests,” Clark said. 

The sheriff praised the hard work and effort of all involved in the investigation, and he added, “Thank God no one else was hurt.”