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4 teens arrested in SC to be sent back to TN

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Deputies search the suspects' van. (April 3, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies search the suspects' van. (April 3, 2014/FOX Carolina)
The four teens appeared in court on Monday. (April 7, 2014/FOX Carolina) The four teens appeared in court on Monday. (April 7, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Deputies issued this wanted poster for the four teens. (Source: Newberry Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies issued this wanted poster for the four teens. (Source: Newberry Co. Sheriff's Office)
NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The four teenagers who were arrested in Newberry County on Thursday following a manhunt appeared in Family Court on Monday.

Deputies said one of the teenagers is accused of killing his father in Greeneville, TN, then fleeing the state along with three other teens.

The suspects were spotted in Newberry County early Thursday, leading deputies on a chase before crashing and ditching a stolen van, fleeing on foot, according to Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster.

After searching for the teens for more than 10 hours, they were found in a farm and arrested Thursday afternoon.

According to WCYB, Zachary Thomas Blanchard faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with his father's death, and Daniel Richards-Birchfield Jr., Liam Lawlor and Shelby Riley are each charged with accessory after the fact and theft of property over $1,000.

Foster said the teens would be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen firearms in South Carolina.

On Monday, the teens acknowledged they had charges in Tennessee and agreed to waive extradition proceedings, according to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said they will be working with Tennessee authorities to arrange for the teens' return.

The four will be held in a South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice facility until the arrangements are made, the sheriff's office said.

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