Suspect Arrested In Deadly Hit-And-Run In Cherokee Co. - WSPA.com

Suspect Arrested In Deadly Hit-And-Run In Cherokee Co.

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A man from North Carolina has been arrested after a deadly hit-and-run in Cherokee County. Mugshot: Cherokee County Detention Center A man from North Carolina has been arrested after a deadly hit-and-run in Cherokee County. Mugshot: Cherokee County Detention Center
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The South Carolina Highway Patrol has arrested a North Carolina man in a hit-and-run that killed a woman in Cherokee County Saturday night.

Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol stated that Brandon Lee Singleton, 21, of Mooresville, North Carolina, was arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he is awaiting charges related to the incident, which happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday along Hampshire Drive. 

The Highway Patrol has charged him with 1 count of leaving the scene of a crime involving death and having an improper tag.

According to Rhyne, while canvassing the area near the accident scene, a Cherokee County EMS worker noticed a 1997 blue GMC pickup truck matching the description of the one involved in the accident behind the Gaffney Inn on Hampshire Drive. Upon finding the truck, troopers found Singleton and took him into custody.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as 46-year-old Tina Ann Miller of Gaffney. Fowler said Miller was struck and killed after walking out of Ivy Grove Residential Center on Lockhart Lane, Saturday night.

According to Fowler, surveillance video shows Miller leaving the assisted living facility at 7:22 p.m. Staff members said she was trying find another resident headed to the hospital.

Fowler says, about 10 minutes later a passerby spotted Miller's body lying on the shoulder of Hampshire Drive a few hundred yards from the facility at 7:33 p.m. and called 9-1-1," Fowler said.

"It appears she was near the center of the roadway when struck by an unknown vehicle with blue metallic paint headed south on Hampshire Drive," said Fowler. "She did not have on any shoes and sustained multiple blunt force body and head trauma."

Fowler says he pronounced her dead at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to assist with the coroner's investigation.

Brandon Lee Singleton will have a bond hearing Monday morning at 10.
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