Man arrested in stabbing death in Greenville woods

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GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – Authorities say a man was found stabbed to death in the woods near Rutherford Street.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as George Leslee Pegram, 44, of Taylors.

Greenville Police say Jordan Evans Vernon, 48, has been arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Police got a call around 2:50 a.m. Saturday that a man was possibly dead near a QT gas station.

Police say it appears that the victim was homeless. He was found by another homeless couple who then told a security guard at QT.

The coroner’s office said Pegram died of multiple stab wounds to the chest.

His death has been ruled a homicide.

Police say Vernon gave a false name during a field interview and was arrested. After he was arrested they found evidence that linked him to the murder, according to the report.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME or the Greenville Police Department at (864) 271-5333.

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