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New Ellenton Shooting Leads to County’s 1st Homicide


Aiken County authorities are working with New Ellenton police to solve the county’ first homicide of the year.

Dantroy L. Cuthbertson, 35, of Blackville (pictured) was shot to death at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 400 block of Williamson Avenue in New Ellenton.

Cuthbertson was pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight Sunday, Coroner Tim Carlton said.

“As this is an ongoing investigation the details surrounding this incident are being evaluated,” the coroner said in a press release.

A motive was not mentioned.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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