|| By FITSNEWS || A twenty-year-old black man has been arrested in connection with a brutal double murder at hotel in Ridgeland, S.C.
Joshua L. Poacher, of Yemassee, S.C., was taken into custody by officers of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division on Sunday as part of their investigation into the deaths of 72-year-old Kantibhai Patel and 67-year-old Hansaben Patel.
The Patels lived at the Best Western Point South (3536 Point South Drive) in Ridgeland, S.C. – a facility they also managed for the past decade. They were murdered on Saturday at the hotel – and police appear to have zeroed in on Poacher thanks to “items that were missing from the deceased.”
Here’s Poacher’s mug shot …
As with anyone accused of committing a crime in this country, Poacher is presumed innocent until proven guilty. As he awaits his day in court, he is currently being held without bail at the Jasper County Detention Center.