2 Charged In 1977 Greenville Robbery, Beating Death 3-28-2011 - FOX Carolina 21

2 Charged In 1977 Greenville Robbery, Beating Death 3-28-2011

By FOX Carolina Staff
GREENVILLE, S.C.On Monday, Greenville police announced the arrest of two men in connection with the robbery and beating death of a Greek immigrant 33 years ago.
Police said 53-year-old Thomas Bikas was found dead on a sidewalk near his Hampton Avenue home by a passer-by who flagged down a police car on Nov. 24, 1977. They said Bikas' wallet was missing.
On Monday, police said they arrested Darnell Guyton and Billy Dudley in connection with Bikas' death.
Both Guyton and Dudley were charged with strong-arm robbery and murder. One of the men was arrested in Minnesota and the other in West Virgina, police said. They said both men waived extradition and will be brought back to South Carolina soon to face these charges.
Police said that work done by the initial investigative team, plus the current Cold Case Unit led to the arrests.
Bikas' case was one of three cold cases listed as solved on the Greenville Police Department's website. There are 12 open cold cases listed on the website.

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