Barnwell County man charged in Bamberg County slaying

Dean Troy Stevens
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Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 9:05 AM EDT
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BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have charged a man in connection with an August shooting death in the Bamberg County community of Olar, authorities said today.

Dean Troy Stevens, 35, of Barnwell County, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime, according to SLED.

The body of victim Jeremy Craddock was discovered Aug. 17 shot and burnt in a vehicle in the area of Memorial Church Road.

Through an investigation, SLED agents and Barnwell County officers were able to identify witnesses and obtain statements identifying Stevens as the suspect, according to authorities.

SLED agents interviewed him Friday and he was charged Monday. Stevens was booked into Barnwell County jail.

SLED investigated the case at the request of the Bamberg County Sheriff’s Office.

The case will be prosecuted by the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

SLED released these documents detailing the case:

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