- Associated Press - Friday, January 25, 2019

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina teen has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen whose body was found beside a road last weekend.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that 19-year-old Eric Silverio Mondragon was arrested Thursday night in neighboring Oconee County and is being charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The department said earlier that 18-year-old Jalen G’Vonte Hines of Greenville turned himself in to deputies Thursday and faces the same charges.

The body of 16-year-old Robert Tyler Butler was found beside a road on Saturday.

Deputies say the shooting happened during a drug transaction in Easley about 11 hours before Butler’s body was found.



There was no attorney listed for either man Friday.

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