FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 30-year-old Florence man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of a missing Timmonsville man, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Malcom James Jenkins, 30, is accused of hitting the victim in the head, neck and side with a hammer, causing his death, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim was identified by Coroner Keith von Lutcketn as Jasper McKithen, who was reported missing a couple of days before his body was found on Tuesday in the 1700 block of Timmons Road.

Jenkins was found in the victim’s car on Wednesday and was taken into custody after a foot chase. He was booked into the Florence County Detention Center.