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Suspect formally charged in Orangeburg County double killing

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Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:09 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:13 PM EDT
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EUTAWVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A suspect has been apprehended in what has been determined to be a double homicide near Eutawville, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

“This agency worked throughout the night on this case, which resulted in this subject being taken into custody,” the sheriff said in a statement Thursday. “This is what you can expect if you consider doing something like this.”

Ravenell said 45-year-old Antonio Smalls, of Moncks Corner, has been served warrants for two counts of murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and one count of kidnapping.

Smalls was formally charged during a hearing on Friday.

Any bond consideration will be on a later date in circuit court.

Orangeburg County sheriff’s investigators were called on Wednesday to Wesgar Avenue, where they discovered two deceased individuals, ages 62 and 66, inside a residence.

Investigators developed information that led to the victims’ vehicle in North Charleston.

That information, in turn, led to the suspect, whose name has not been released.

An 18-month-old child believed to have been taken from the Wesgar residence has been reconnected with his family after being located safely in Dorchester County.

Ravenell said the investigation while having gone all night will continue.

“We’re not finished with this yet,” he said.

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