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Six Arrested In Union Co. Murder

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Updated: May 16, 2013

Union County deputies have arrested five more people in the murder of a man this past weekend.

The sheriff described the group of people as having had a "mission to fight" when they showed up to a party on Arthur Street Saturday night.

The details aren't entirely clear, but the sheriff says about 100 people were at the party when the fight broke out. When it was over, a man named Ryan Allen was dead and two others were injured. They had all been stabbed.

The group's intended target wasn't even injured, according to the sheriff who said Allen was trying to break up the fight and was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Through the week, investigators have worked to find the people responsible, first arresting Landon Blaine Turner who was found in Charlotte on Monday. Sheriff David Taylor said Turner has waived extradition and will be brought back to Union County within the next few days. He's charged with murder.

Five others have been identified by investigators as being involved in the knife fight.

Tillia Dawn Wynn, 36, is charged with accessory to murder for allegedly helping her son Kenneth Wayne Wynn, 21 who is charged with murder, escape to Virginia.

Tillia and her youngest son were found Wednesday night near Halifax, Va, where they were hiding out in a camper. Sheriff Taylor said the duo was tracked down using cell phone tracking technology.

Tillia's older son, Michael Anthony Wynn, 22, also faces a murder charge, and he was found at his grandmother's home in Union Wednesday night.

Investigators also locked up James Hampton III and charged him with accessory to murder. He was found on the "streets of Union," the sheriff said.

A fifth man named Marcos Antonio Ramirez, who was wanted for murder, turned himself in Thursday afternoon.  Authorities say he surrendered in Rock Hill after seeing that he was wanted on Facebook.

Two of the suspects, including Turner and Kenneth Wynn, checked themselves into North Carolina hospitals using fake names, which made tracking them down tougher, the sheriff said.

Two additional victims were injured during the brawl, but they have since been released from the hospital.

The sheriff says his investigators can place knives in the hands of all four of the men who are charged with murder, but exactly who stabbed who is still not clear.

Updated: May 13, 2013

The man wanted in a fatal Union County stabbing over the weekend has been taken into custody, according to deputies.

Landon Turner, 25, of Laurens was arrested at 1 p.m. in Mecklenburg County, N.C.  Turner has been charged with murder.

He is currently in a Charlotte area hospital.  Once transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail, he will be held there until the extradition process is complete.

"Although a lot of progress has been made in this case, this is still an on-going investigation," says Union County Sheriff David Taylor.  "I do expect more arrests in this case."

Investigators say the stabbing took place Saturday night during an altercation between Turner and several others.  Ryan Allen, 29, died as a result.  Others were injured.

Keep checking back for updates as they are made available.

Posted: May 12, 2013

Union County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man after a stabbing left one man dead and two others injured Saturday night.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor tells 7 On Your Side that deputies are looking for Landon Turner, 25, of Laurens, after an altercation occurred between Turner and several others on Arthur Street.

Taylor said that deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Arthur Street around 9:40 p.m. Saturday night. As they were on their way to the scene, deputies learned that knives had been used in the incident and two stabbing victims had arrived at Wallace Thomson Hospital and a third stabbing victim was being treated at the scene by emergency responders.

According to Taylor, when deputies arrived at the scene, a large crowd had gathered  and EMS workers were treating 29-year-old Ryan Allen, of Union, due to his injuries. Allen was subsequently transported to Wallace Thomson Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

7 On Your Side spoke with Allen's mother and other family at the place where he lived in Union Sunday. Family explained that Allen had a four year old son and lived with his grandmother who he took care of.

"He was a good guy, he really was and he was a good father. He picked his son up on weekends and they rode bikes and he spent a lot of time with him," said family friend Jill Jeter.

Taylor stated that Allen and the other two victims, identified as 32-year-old Lorenzo Glenn and 29-year-old Brian Young, were on their way to a party when the confrontation happened. Deputies interviewed Glenn and Young and they were able to identify Turner as the attacker. No motive for the stabbing's has been established, but Taylor said that it appears that the men knew each other. Additional suspects are in the process of being identified and further and charges are expected.

7 On Your Side spoke with family of Young and Glenn and they said the two were recovering from multiple stab wounds. Glenn was too shaken to speak on camera but showed 7 On Your Side his wounds, one on his head and a bandage on his arm.

"We're encouraging anyone who knows anything to come forward and left deputies find Turner. Our family doesn't deserve to suffer after this senseless violence and this person has to know there are consequences for hurting our family members," said Tiffany Glenn.

7 On Your Side also spoke with the woman holding the party on Railroad street. She said the party was a family gathering and was part of a Mother's Day celebration.

Neighbors near the street said they saw more than 50 people and cars lining the street. They said they're concerned for their family's safety and hope the violence doesn't continue there.

"My family and my loved ones, you know the ones I try to look out for, I don't know what its coming to," said Jason Pratt who lives on Arthur Street.

Another neighbor said he knew Turner and went to school with him. He said his behavior was out of character.

Turner has been charged with murder and additional charges are likely, Taylor said. Turner is 5'6" tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He is considered dangerous. Taylor said that Turner is believed to be on the run and has lived most of his life in Union, but his driver's license listed his address as being in Laurens.

If anyone has any information about Turner's whereabouts, they are asked to contact Union County Crimestoppers at (864) 427-0800 or the Union County Sheriff's Office at (864) 429-1611.  

Stay tuned to 7 On Your Side and WSPA.com for the latest on this developing story.

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