Piedmont man charged with murder after body found in woods

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(Greenville County Detention Center)

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) — A 20-year-old Piedmont man was charged with murder on Sunday, deputies announced.

According to the sheriff’s office, Russel Wydell Gilliam Jr. was charged in connection with the death a man found in the woods behind 101 Palamon Street.

Deputies claimed Gilliam stabbed the victim multiple times following a verbal altercation that happened at the residence on April 17.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as 28-year-old Octravious Lamar Jones.

Gilliam was also charged possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He is being held in the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

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