Anderson PD hope cell phone records will help in Ja’Naiya Scott murder case


ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – The murder of 11-year-old Ja’Niaya Scott in Anderson rocked the community last month. Now the police chief said they are waiting on search warrants and records to find more suspects.

Police told 7 News Scott was shot during a drive by shooting at her Anderson home in June.

Nearly two weeks later, police arrested Stephen Braden Powell, 17, for Scott’s murder. He was also charged with four counts of attempted murder.

Police Chief Jim Stewart said Powell did not act alone and that cell phones and social media played a role in this crime. He said they are still waiting to get records from the cell phone company.

“You know, you see on TV a lot information is turned over real quick on television shows, but in real life it’s four to six weeks. And that’s us pleading with the cell phone companies to get these back and expedited as quickly as we can,” Stewart said.

There is still a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at (888) 274-6372.

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