Man arrested after double homicide on Winsmith Ave. in Spartanburg


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Spartanburg Police Department said a man was arrested Friday afternoon for murdering two men on Winsmith Avenue on July 8.

We originally reported Ronald Glenn, 73, and Matthew Book Jr., 56, were found dead in a home along Winsmith Avenue after police responded for a welfare check.

On July 30, around 1:30 p.m., officers from the Spartanburg Police Department located and arrested Marcus Danta Batson.

According to arrest warrants, Batson beat both men to death.

Batson is charged with two counts of murder.

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