Simpsonville woman’s estranged husband wanted for her murder

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SIMPSONVILLE, SC (WSPA) – The estranged husband of Catherine Blauvelt has been charged in her murder in Simpsonville in late October.

John Tufton Blauvelt is on the run according to Simpsonville Police, but a second man has been charged in the killing and is under arrest.

Blauvelt left town before the 15th of Nov. and the Army reported him AWOL before that, according to Simponsville Police Chief, Steve Moore.

He says John was a suspect all along because of his past with Catherine Ann Blauvelt

Catherine was found dead in a home at 817 Southeast Main Street in Simpsonville on October 26. Arrest warrants state a knife was used to kill her.

Moore says there were domestic abuse calls to their home in Fountain Inn.

He says they had to gather the evidence to get probable cause against him for warrants.

Police say John Blauvelt’s last known location was at the Las Cruces, NM border on November 15. He was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon with South Carolina license plate JKY-829.

Simpsonville Police have charged a second man with murder who was already in jail on another charge. Charles Sidney Scott, Junior, 31, is charged with murder.

Both men are also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Scott is being held without bond. Simpsonville Police say arrest warrants were served in the case on November 18.

John Blauvelt is thought to have Hannah Thompson, 17, with him, according to Chief Moore.

She has been reported missing and she is known to be his girlfriend., according to Moore.

The chief thinks she may be in danger because of Blauvelt’s violent tendencies and with her age and being so far from home.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Simposnville Police Department at (864) 962-0289 or Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME.

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