- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

POINT SOUTH, S.C. (AP) - A Ridgeland man has been charged with two counts of murder in the weekend deaths of a couple at a motel in Jasper County.

The sheriff’s office tells local media outlets that 20-year-old Joshua L. Poacher has been arrested. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

Deputies say Poacher is charged in the Sunday deaths of 72-year-old Kantibhai Patel and 67-year-old Hansaben Patel. Authorities have not released additional details about the slayings. The case is still under investigation.

Authorities say the couple lived at a motel in Point South on Interstate 95 and had jobs cleaning the motel.


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