- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man threatened a deputy in South Carolina who arrested him on a burglary charge and handled an investigation that ended with a friend charged with murder.

A State Law Enforcement Division warrant says 22-year-old Cavish McManus told the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s investigator that he would be the next person found in the pond.

The arrest warrant says McManus was referring to the 2011 death of Hope Melton, who authorities say was harassed at a store by Nickolas Miller, who then followed her car, ran her off the road and raped her before beating her to death.

Miller is serving a life sentence for murder.

McManus is charged with threatening the life of a public official. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

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