Suspects arrested in Arkansas connected to Upstate teen killed in drive-by shooting

Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 6:16 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 8:07 AM EST
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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Trumann Police Department said two people with warrants stemming from a manslaughter case in Anderson County were arrested in Arkansas on March 7.

The department said they received a notification from a Flock Camera System that a car from South Carolina was wanted for warrants.

With the help of the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas Department of Corrections, Trumann police arrested 19-year-old Anthony Howard of Williamston and 37-year-old Grace Smith of Piedmont.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the suspects are the persons of interest in regards to the Willingham Road investigation where 14-year-old Elijah Delbert Allen Sergent was killed in a drive by shooting in Belton on Feb. 23.

Police said Howard’s warrant was for manslaughter and Smith’s warrant was for discharging firearms into a dwelling.

The department mentioned a 12 gauge shotgun was also found during the traffic stop.

Both suspects are being held pending extradition.

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