Suspect arrested in connection with death of homeless man in Spartanburg

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Spartanburg Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the beating death of a homeless man on December 10.

Investigators have charged 54-year-old Jerry Lee Grayson of Spartanburg with murder.

The body of 55-year-old Stevie Young was found lying on the ground under a blanket near a homeless camp in the area of Branch Street on Thursday, police said.

According to warrants, Grayson is accused of beating Young in the face, hands, and feet.

Police said Grayson was found in Spartanburg around 7:30pm Tuesday and was arrested without incident.

Grayson has been taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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