From left to right: Michael Choice, Sama Quinland and Shapon Quinland. (Courtesy: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Spartanburg County deputies are looking for a brother and sister in connection with the death of a college student found dead in his apartment after another suspect was arrested Thursday.
Deputies said they found 19-year-old DeAndre Fulton-Smith, originally from the Lowcountry, dead inside his apartment on July 25.
Investigators have charged 20-year-old Sama Quinland with murder and armed robbery. His sister, 21-year-old Shaphon Quinland is charged as an accessory after the fact and so is 22-year-old Michael Choice, who is Sama's brother-in-law.
Records show that Choice was booked into the jail on Friday.
Sheriff Chuck Wright attributed good investigative work in linking the trio with the death of Fulton-Smith, a student at Spartanburg Community College.
"We have at least some people that will be held accountable for this young man's untimely death," said Wright.
Wright said the investigation is ongoing. He said he isn't ready to release details on the student's death, but did describe the scene as a violent murder.
The sheriff said Sama Quinland used a handgun to take a television and electronic equipment from Fulton-Smith, but he said he was not sure how the trio knew the victim.
"You should put yourself in the family's shoes, of this Mr. Smith," Wright said. "He was violently killed. I want someone held accountable for it."
Anyone with information on the trio's whereabouts was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-CRIME-SC.
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