Investigators to address shooting/dragging concerns
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 22:32:21 GMT —
NEWBERRY (WACH) -- Officials say there are many concerns coming from the community about the death of a Winnsboro black man who was fatally shot, then dragged behind a truck for 10 miles on rural roads last month.
The Newberry County Sheriff's Department along with SLED and the U.S. Attorney General's Office have announced they'll hold a joint community meeting Thursday to address those worries and questions.
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Newberry High School mini theatre on July 8. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
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.
Authorities continue their investigation and say they are committed to a thorough, timely investigation and prosecution of this case.
If you have any information in this case, you're urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Click here to read the full press release from all three agencies.
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