Third man arrested in death of missing man, granted bond

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A third person has been arrested and charged in the death of a missing person.

According to Aiken County investigators, Christian Louis Eugene Barnwell has been charged with Accessory before the Fact to a Felony and Accessory after the Fact to a Felony in the death of Derrick Jai Curry.

Barnwell was granted bond Wednesday at $60,000. He will be placed under house arrest.

Investigators will not allow us to see Barnwell's arrest warrant because it has information that could hurt the investigation.

Two men have already been arrested in the same case, Denzell Deshawn Jackson, 18, and Shakel Rakeem Dixon, 20.

According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office incident report, Derrick Jai Curry's mother made a statement indicating that she spoke with someone who knew her son. They told her they'd dropped hr son off near Minit Shop on Augusta Road earlier that morning.

The report then says a witness saw a Snapchat that said Curry was killed by suspects from New Ellenton, and that his body was in Langley Pond, where they ended up searching.

Arrest warrants for both men say they shot Curry in an "undisclosed location."

A body has not been found.

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