2nd man charged in murder of Dillon grocery store owner arrested


UPDATE 12:00 SUNDAY – Joshua Manning has been arrested and is now in custody, according to Captain Cliff Arnette with with Dillon County Sheriff’s Office.

He was arrested in Florence County, according to Capt. Arnette.

Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said he was arrested at a Florence area hotel in the area of Interstate 95 and Highway 52 just before noon Sunday.

He said deputies staked the hotel out after receiving a tip. Once deputies could verify he was there, the office’s Special Response Team ‘hit the room with the necessary to force to make a safe arrest,’ according to Chief Kirby.

The sheriff’s office said Friday it was charging Manning for the shooting death of J.W. Bailey Dec. 12. He was reported missing last week.

This is still a developing story. More information is expected to be released Sunday afternoon. Count on News13 as we learn more.

DILLON, SC (WBTW) – The sheriff’s office has charged a second man, who is missing, in the murder of J.W. Bailey at his Dillon grocery store.

Capt. Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday they have charged Joshua D. Manning, 19, for the shooting death of Bailey on Dec. 12. William Mason, 20, turned himself in last week and also was charged with murder.

Manning was reported missing Dec. 20 by his mother, according to Lt. Jason Turner with Dillon PD. He was last seen around Walker Court off Highway 301 South in Dillon.

Bailey was killed during an apparent robbery at his grocery store. He was 77-years-old and owned J.W. Bailey’s Grocery for 47 years. He was a member of the city’s fire department for 52 years. His son Keith Bailey serves as the Fire Chief for the city of Dillon.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Joshua Darek Manning you are asked to call the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office at 843-774-1432, Central Dispatch at 843-841-3707 or your local law enforcement agency.


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