Arrest made in overnight shooting
CHAPIN, SOUTH CAROLINA – A Little Mountain man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that left two men dead early Sunday morning.
Joseph Elijah Mills, 25, is charged with two counts of murder for fatally shooting two men with a handgun while at a Lake Murray nightspot on the outskirts of Chapin near the Newberry County line, according to arrest warrants.
“The suspect was arrested without incident at a Chapin residence Sunday afternoon,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.
The victims have been identified by Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher as 40-year-old Charles Allen Judge Jr. and 29-year-old Jonathan Michael Prins.
“Mills is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing,” Koon said. “We’re still interviewing persons of interest and reviewing evidence.”
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