Newberry County officials continue their investigation into the death of a Kershaw County man who was shot then dragged behind a truck for 10 miles.
But investigators are worried that misinformation may get in the way of their ongoing work.
The Newberry Sheriff's Department says an allegation saying they declared that the case is not a hate crime is completely untrue.
Sheriff Lee Foster said that his department, along with SLED and the FBI are still working to determine whether or not the murder was or was not a hate crime. A motive has yet to be identified, and the case remains unclassified.
There is not one person in Newberry County who should not be upset about the actions of Gregory Collins, Foster said. However; it is critical at times such as this that we unite together, stand unified, and allow our legal system to handle this matter. Our community has been and continues to be strong because of the bond that law enforcement and the community share. We must work together to see this incident through to justice and not allow ourselves to be divided from that common goal.
Deputies arrested 19-year-old Gregory Collins of Newberry the day they found the body of 30-year-old Anthony Hill lying dead in the middle of the road.
If you have any information in this case, you're urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Black Panther Party demand justice in brutal killing - Yesterday at 10:25 PM On Thursday nearly half a dozen members of the organization, voiced their concerns following the brutal killing of Anthony Hill.Police: More than 20 guns in Newberry suspect's home - Friday, June 04, 2010South Carolina investigators say they found more than 20 guns in the home of a white man accused of shooting and killing a black man and then dragging his body 10 miles down country roads. SC police: Black man shot to death, body dragged - Thursday, June 03, 2010A 19-year-old white South Carolina man has made his first court appearance after being charged in the shooting death of a black man whose body was dragged for 10 miles behind a truck.