CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Three people have been charged in connection with the 2018 murder of a father and son outside of Conway.
Randy Dean Grainger, 53, of Loris, and Samantha Ford Rabon, 35, of Aynor, are both charged with two counts of murder. Grainger also faces charges of arson, third degree, and use of a vehicle without permission with intent to deprive. Teresa Ann Martin, 54, of Conway, is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
Rabon solicited the killings of her father and step-brother, according to the police report and the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
The charges came after DNA evidence provided Horry County Police Department with a lead in the investigation. The DNA led to the identification of a suspect and the development of additional co-conspirators.
On Aug. 18, 2018, officers were dispatched to a home off of Highway 19 for a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers found the two men dead on the property. A homicide investigation was immediately launched.
Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Robert Marion Ford Jr., 59, and Robbie Stetson Ford, 25, a father and son, both from the Conway area. Both had been shot to death.
On Aug. 17, 2020, HCPD’s Criminal Investigations Division served multiple search warrants in the case. Following that, CID and Central Precinct patrol units placed all three of the aforementioned suspects into custody.
All suspects charged remain in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center without bond at this time.