Oconee County Man Facing Two Charges After Shooting - WSPA.com

Oconee County Man Facing Two Charges After Shooting

Posted: Updated:
Deputies say they have arrested Joshua Ferguson Saturday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found lying face-down outside of a home in Seneca. Deputies say they have arrested Joshua Ferguson Saturday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found lying face-down outside of a home in Seneca.
OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. - Police have made an arrest Saturday in connection with Charles Bensen Cantrell, who's body was found lying face-down outside of a home on Webb Road in Seneca.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Randall Ferguson, 36, a neighbor of the address where authorities discovered Cantrell's body, was taken into custody after a routine traffic stop. 

Ferguson is being charged with murder, as well as a second charge, possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Ferguson remains in the custody of authorities at the Oconee County Detention Center. No word yet on Ferguson's bond.

“Narcotics agents also assisted in the investigation because a meth lab was discovered at the crime scene.  We will not be discussing any apparent motive in this crime in order to protect the integrity of the case.  Further details are not appropriate at this time" stated Public Information Officer, Jimmy Watt. 

According to Sheriff Crenshaw, “the persistence of our officers resulted in an arrest in this case sixteen hours later".

According to coroner reports, Cantrell was shot in the back and died as a result of single gunshot wound that caused"internal trauma of a major blood vessel near [Cantrell's] heart".



Related:

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:21 GMT
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
  • Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:08:30 GMT
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of EasleyDawn Thompson, 53, of Easley
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.

    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.
  • 2 Women, 4 Kids Hurt In Lake Keowee Jet Ski Wreck

    2 Women, 4 Kids Hurt In Lake Keowee Jet Ski Wreck

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:59:29 GMT
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.